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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...
  • The David Petraeus Affair: A Lot More Than Sex

    The David Petraeus Affair: A Lot More Than Sex
    Unlike many stories about powerful Washington figures having secret affairs, the downfall of spy chief David Petraeus goes beyond sex. The scandal surrounding the decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan involves...
  • 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-...
  • Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports

    Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports
    Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...
  • Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty

     Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty
    Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
  • 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...