| May 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:02 PM
At a time when most high school seniors are focusing their energy and attention on college applications, 16-year-old Drew Helen Washington is perfecting her poise, honing her public speaking talent and stepping into the limelight as the 94th Queen of...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Oct 28, 2011
| 5:39 PM
He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him.
His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...
| Dec 4, 2011
Let's say you're getting, or giving, a new tablet or an e-reader (iPad, Kobo, Nook or Kindle Fire) for the holidays. Here's an idea for what to do with it: Load it first with free books. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, as well as the cultural gift known as...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” OK, maybe he didn’t really say that, but it’s still a damn good quote.
Here’s a list of local craft beer bars that confirm...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Columnist Jay Hancock's effort to take another journalistic swipe at BGE and Constellation Energy leaves the impression that the Energy Answers incinerator planned for Baltimore City is a benign, renewable energy project worth Marylanders' support ("...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Jay Hancock's recent column ("This waste-to-energy plant could be model for Md.," Sept. 11) leaves a false impression that the Energy Answers (EA) incinerator project planned for Baltimore is a worthy, benign renewable energy project.
Children in the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:57 AM
An extremely hard worker according to his coach, Pat Clatchey, Williams showed how that work can pay off with 65 points in three games last week. The 6-foot-2 junior shooting guard scored 28 of those points Friday in a 78-76 victory over No. 3 St....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:16 AM
No. 5 Milford Mill 80, No. 14 Calvert Hall 71
Forest Park 83, No. 7 Lake Clifton 80
No. 8 City 58, Benjamin Franklin 54 (OT)
C. Milton Wright 70, Overlea 63
Digital Harbor 54, Northwestern 29
Edgewood 77, North East 39
| Dec 17, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Last year’s All-Metro Player of the Year, Aquille Carr, had 17 points and six assists as No. 1 Patterson beat W.E.B. DuBois, 76-38, Friday night.
Shakir Brown added 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Clippers improved their record to 3-0. Jibri...