Kudos to Taylor Swift for getting political and urging young people to vote, a move that’s credited with prompting thousands between the ages of 18 and 24 to register this week. While the rest of us don’t have the same kind of sway as Ms. Swift, we should follow suit and hound our own young folk.
Gender equality, like racial equality, is a fraught topic. Women don't want to be seen as weak, shrill or whining, so many adopt a grin-and-bear-it attitude toward the various indignities we may encounter — from lower pay to lower expectations. Speaking up on serious topics puts a target on your back and invites labels, whether they're contained in song lyrics or on social media.
International stars like Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd led the pack Monday morning, when the Grammy Awards announced its nominees for the 58th ceremony (taking place Feb. 15 in Los Angeles). But a couple of artists originally from Maryland were recognized as well.
This week 26 years ago, pitcher Mark Davis signed a then-record $3.25 per year contract with the Kansas City Royals; the International Trans-Antarctica Expedition reached the South Pole; singer Taylor Swift was born; "The War of the Roses" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
Martin O'Malley made an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday night. Here's a look at what publications are saying about the former Maryland governor and his outlook as a Democratic presidential candidate.
Nobody who knows Cecilia could be shocked by her ability to conquer English or anything else she puts her mind to, including the SAT. After all, the first time she took the test she scored 2,260, including a perfect 800 on the math portion.
In my work with young students in Vietnam, it has become clear to me that Vietnamese associate America with popular culture and opportunity, while Americans associate Vietnam almost exclusively with the war. While certainly not a uniquely American trait, it is discouraging that we have trouble separating people from politics.
Ed and Ann Berlin's professional lives took a fresh turn when they took over as owners of the 10-year-old Ivy Bookshop in January, 2012. She had years of experience as a book publishing executive, he had devoted much of his professional life to the technical side of finance, but neither had run a retail store. The work has been harder than Ed Berlin thought at first, but he said they've maintained 8-to-10 percent sales growth every year and stuck to their commitment to high literary quality.
Marsala is a warm, feel-good hue that's especially easy to wear during the colder weather months. It's a color destined for greatness next year, but you can incorporate it into your wardrobe right now, according to fashion experts.
This week 16 years ago, impeachment hearings began against President Bill Clinton, "The Waterboy" was the No. 1 film at the American box office, "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" by Vincent van Gogh sold at auction for $71.5 million and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive
On Tuesday, Sean McGing walked in Reservoir High School's commencement ceremony in what is believed to represent a first in Howard County -- a Cedar Lane student participating in a traditional high school commencement ceremony.