Grants from the Nora Roberts Foundation have helped McDaniel College launch what may be the first country's first academic minor in genre fiction, including the categories of horror, romance and mystery.
Millions are braced for the opening of "Hunger Games," the latest young adult book series to become runaway hit and then a movie and, it's looking like, a cultural phenomenon on the likes of "Harry Potter." Tickets to a number of the shows in the Baltimore area are already long gone.
A movie, workshops and visits by several national Random House authors will all be part of the annual Random House Book Fair, to be held Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster..
Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he came to think of as "Archimedes' brain in a box." Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, lost writings of the Greek mathematician, which had been converted into a prayer book.