| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Well, 12:01 a.m. came and went (even in Mayan Time, otherwise known as Central Time) and nothing really happened. Although Annapolis was plunged into darkness and bathed in an eerie blue light, BGE assures us it wasn't apocalypse-related. Pessimists are...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland.
The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:24 PM
For opinion professionals, for public chatterers, for "public intellectuals," there is no greater holiday gift than a good, loud, crazy creche controversy.
Note how artfully Cohen the Columnist slipped in that "holiday" gift, as opposed to...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Temperatures dipped into the upper 50s both Sunday and Monday mornings at BWI Marshall Airport for the first time in more than two months. Is it beginning to feel like fall?
BWI reached 59 for a second day in a row from 6-7 a.m. The last time that...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Sunshine is in the forecast again today. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Tuesday is the last day of the year with more daylight than darkness -- by about 30 seconds. The sun rose at 6:57 a.m. and will set at about 6:58 p.m., for a total of about 12 hours and 30...
| Nov 3, 2012
Winter seasonal beers are traditionally a bit sweet, often with a spice note, for comfort in cold weather. Winter Solstice follows this pattern, but it seems specifically designed for one particular season: Turkey Day and the subsequent Turkey Leftover...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:40 AM
It's about time! After weeks of June gloom with a few teases, summer is finally here. "Solstice" is latin for "sun standing" and, for the last six months, the sun has been climbing further and further into the northern sky. The next few days it will...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:23 AM
AKRON, Ohio - Ohio is filled with lots of history.
There are presidents (eight in all), Indians, a Revolutionary War fort, a War of 1812 naval battle on Lake Erie, the National Road and the Ohio & Erie Canal.
There are figures from Annie Oakley and Gen....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 5:00 AM
How the days and months seem to have melted away — melted away from dawns to darkest evenings that arrive earlier each day.
We are now approaching "the darkest evening of the year," as one of our favorite American poets, Robert Frost, mentioned at...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:51 AM
We are still about two weeks away from the shortest day of the year, but after Friday night, the early winter sunsets will start shifting later again.
The difference between sunset times from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11 is a matter of seconds, all at about...