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  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • Morgan State professor indicted in fraud scheme

    A full-time engineering professor at Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who...
  • Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge

    Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge
    Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
  • 'Eight Girls Taking Pictures' explores the lives of eight radical women photographers

    In her fifth novel, "Eight Girls Taking Pictures," Whitney Otto explores the 20th century lives of eight radical women photographers. In these fictionalized stories, the women battle sexism and throw off the yoke of domestic oppression to reinvent...
  • Dr. Joseph Murray dies at 93; Nobel winner performed first kidney transplant

    Since ancient times, surgeons have dreamed of transplanting healthy organs into patients disabled by disease and injury, but the human body's powerful immune system stymied all such attempts, leading many observers to conclude that the procedure was...
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • 'American Lady' offers a portrait of Susan Mary Alsop

    'American Lady' offers a portrait of Susan Mary Alsop
    When Susan Mary Alsop died in August 2004 at the age of 86, her death marked the end of a legendary era in Washington social and political life. The wife of columnist Joseph Alsop, she had a front-row seat in the theater of 20th century power players, was...
  • James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you

    James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you
    Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday. But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it. Officials...
  • Feedback: What is the best biography you have ever read?

    Feedback: What is the best biography you have ever read?
    One of the best biographies I have ever read was "Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan," by Sam Childers, aka the machine gun preacher. It painted the image of Childers fighting for orphans in Sudan, and also...
  • Delaney airs first negative ad in 6th District

    Democratic House candidate John Delaney is up with the first negative television advertisement in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, taking to voters a feud with state Sen. Rob Garagiola that to date has mostly played out on the blogosphere. "He's...
  • Why I'll never write a book

    Why I'll never write a book
    ‘You should write a book.” Or, “Why don't you write a book?” Or, “Have you ever thought about writing a book?” Are you detecting a theme here? Anyone who writes for a living — anyone that is, with a mother...