Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a former Evening Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter and Marine Corps veteran whose 1995 book "The Nightingale's Song" about five Naval Academy graduates who served in the Vietnam War earned him wide acclaim, died Tuesday from respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 76.
The more distraught we get about the name-calling, wall-building tone of this year's presidential campaign, the more it helps to revisit a national campaign of half a century ago, which started out mired in a similar meanness, but then demonstrated how to rise above it.
Richard "Jud" Henderson, an author who turned his love of sailing and the Chesapeake Bay into a series of books on maritime topics, died Feb. 18 of a ruptured appendix at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 91.
Black History Month offers an opportunity to recognize the contributions African Americans have made to American society. The observance began in 1926 as Negro History Week, created by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. In 1976, it became a month-long celebration. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted 381 days, and even though it has only been 197 days since Michael Brown was shot I wonder whether the #BlackLivesMatter movement, without a leader or a national manifesto, can continue
Many people had not heard of the Friendship 9, a group that staged a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter at the local McCrory's in 1961, but that changed last month when Judge John C. Hayes III, the nephew of the judge who originally sentenced the Friendship 9, overturned the charges against them, calling their sentencing "repugnant" and "flawed."
Tables stacked with books greeted visitors as they entered the fellowship hall of Millers United Methodist Church Jan. 17. Crowds of people meandered through the tables, some stopping to look at titles, and many pausing to grab the ones that caught their interest. That was the goal of the sixth annual Day of Knowledge Book Fair — to get the books into the hands of the readers. The book fair, an outreach of the church, offered free books to anyone who stopped by.
Former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is under fire for passages included in a 2012 book that appear to be lifted from an anti-socialism website and other sources.
Writing a novel is an individual journey that requires imagination, patience and a whole lot of free time. For some, it takes a matter of months; for others, the process takes years. For Ellicott City resident and novelist Loree Lough, it took 20 years ¿ to write more than 100 books.
Carine McCandless, sister of the infamous Chris McCandless, whose journey of solitude through the wilderness in Alaska was canonized in the Jon Krakauer's novel "Into the Wild", will discuss her recently published book "The Wild Truth" in Arbutus.
November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate.
A Havre de Grace pastor, author and retired university educator is this year's winner of the Henry Salvatori Prize, an annual prize given to individuals who promote conservative political thought and the governing principles of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Author Faye Green, a Laurel native, has written a new book, "Gertie," which is set in Laurel in the early 1900s. The release of her new book reminds me of an interview I did with Green after the release of her previous book, "Dicey."