| Jan 1, 2009
You say the economy's in the tank, your credit card's maxed out, and you can't afford a movie ticket, much less a Wii?
Well, lift your head up high! Go ahead, look up! The new year holds in store all kinds of celestial entertainment for Maryland...
| Jan 3, 2009
Christine Maggiore, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1992, waged a long, bitter campaign denouncing the prevailing scientific wisdom on the causes and treatment of AIDS. She fiercely contested the overwhelming consensus that the HIV virus causes AIDS, and...
| Feb 8, 2009
The revolution was not his alone. The idea was actually an ancient one, and other scientists had embraced it along the way. But it took Galileo and the telescope he built to prove the truth to the masses: Earth is not the center of the universe.
| Aug 6, 2008
Wine may be sunlight held together by water, as Galileo said, but "Bottle Shock" is held together only by Alan Rickman.
It's interesting, given how the actor has built so many exquisite characterizations on the foundation of a certain look, that of a man...
| Sep 21, 2008
WAS JOHN MILTON a student of the occult? I had forgotten just how extensive his grasp of demonology was until the publication of a new edition of "Paradise Lost" (Modern Library: 424 pp., $11 paper), annotated and introduced by William Kerrigan, John...
| Sep 22, 2008
Born in the United States to Korean parents and raised in Canada -- where she calls Vancouver home -- Grace Park got the travel bug early.
Though concurrent roles on "The Cleaner" and " Battlestar Galactica" -- as well as the Canadian series "The Border"...
| Sep 29, 2008
In the beginning, there were heroes. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and others embraced a clear and perilous mission: to land a man on the moon within a decade. The president challenged them. The country cheered them. And the world rejoiced that...
| Oct 10, 2008
The title of Amanda Ross-Ho's intriguing new exhibition at Cherry and Martin bemoans the frustrations of communication. "Half of what I say is meaningless" is most recognizable as the first line of the Beatles' song "Julia," but it actually comes from a...
| Nov 1, 2008
Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20.
And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies."
| May 18, 2008
JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
| Jun 1, 2008
ALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face."
The man is silent.
Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything."
Man: "I voted absentee last year?"