| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Without Cab Calloway, it is hard to imagine there would have been a Michael Jackson or a Prince or hip-hop moves.
If that sounds like hyperbole, tune in to PBS' "Cab Calloway: Sketches," an "American Masters" presentation airing Monday, Feb. 27 (check...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Margaret E. Yaffe, one of the Enoch Pratt Free Library's oldest cardholders who was also a longtime active member of the Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, died Feb. 18 of multiple organ failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Howard Park...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Mayor Greg Ballard will unveil the initial 10 memorial pillars along Georgia Street, honoring the inaugural class of Hoosier Legacy award nominees.
The 7-foot pillars feature the likeness and short biography of each of the honored Hoosier.
Some of the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 11:03 AM
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.
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:07 AM
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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:43 AM
“Tolstoy: A Russian Life,” written by Rosamund Bartlett, is a stellar, compelling, revealing and rewarding biography. Tolstoy was a larger-than-life personality who commands attention, admiration and disgust in about equal proportions. Like...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:05 PM
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.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.
"I realize his popularity...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:16 PM
George Bacon Rasin Jr., former Kent County Circuit Court judge who led a movement to modernize juvenile justice in Maryland, died of congestive heart failure Friday at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson. He was 94.
"Judge Rasin was widely...