| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Janny Scott's intriguing new biography of Stanley Ann Dunham began as a newspaper profile published on the front page of the New York Times in March 2008, just as Dunham's son, Barack Obama, was driving toward the Democratic Party nomination. By then...
| Jun 26, 2011
In a deservedly obscure village among the green hills and dairy farms of Ireland's midlands stands a pub that has been turned into a shrine to Barack Obama. In the back room of Ollie Hayes' saloon, a large and markedly unattractive fake-bronze bust of the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:43 AM
For fashionistas, thumbing through a book could be the key to better understanding the world of style, discovering a new trend or finding a new way to wear a piece you already own. These style-centric publications, will make any in vogue beach babe look...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:41 PM
The solstice has come and gone, so summer 2011 is officially under way. With it, comes that staple of warm weather entertainment, the open-air music festival. If you would rather not brave the heat and crowds, you might try one of these three volumes...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:13 PM
He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete.
How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:38 PM
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played.
He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio.
And it won't be...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Playwrights sculpt language. Their linguistic craftsmanship, which will be on ample display this summer during the 30th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival, is certainly present in Marilyn Millstone's "The Sculptress," right now at Fells Point Corner...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time.
Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861.
He became the first...
| Aug 6, 2011
Diet Coke. Check.
A copy of "F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Short Autobiography" (Scribner), edited by James L. West III. Check.
If you're on your way to see — or see again — "Midnight in Paris," the latest film...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In all, 30 U.S. service members were killed last weekend when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan during a relief mission.
The entire country mourned, but the burden of grief hit especially hard in Virginia Beach, which was home...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...