| Jun 27, 2011
After just three novels in the Lincoln Perry series, Michael Koryta defied the dictates of serial crime fiction and took a purposeful walk in another direction. "Envy the Night," his first standalone novel, was a taut tale of revenge that garnered him...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Doris W. Brumback, an avid gardener who assisted in the rejuvenation of Cylburn Arboretum in the 1970s and 1980s, died Jan. 18 of congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Homeland resident was 92.
The daughter of a...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease.
Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Question: I was especially drawn to your reflections on suffering and God's love for us. Could you expand on the insight/revelation regarding suffering as redemptive for us? — D., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., via email@example.com
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:29 PM
Coming unstuck in time, Pamela Regis was investigating the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. When the clocks struck 13, she dreamt she went to ... to Manderley? — no, McDaniel.
Strange as it might seem, Regis' dream of jumbled-up...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:20 PM
It takes one to know one.
That playground taunt is, like so many cliches, grounded in truth. It really does take one to know one, which goes a long way toward explaining the perversely effective law enforcement personnel in the novels of Mo Hayder, the...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2012
“Project X” puts you right in the center of the action—in this case, what may be the biggest onscreen party of all time. Or to put it another way, says “Project X” co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, the movie has an “anti-...
| Mar 4, 2012
"The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist.
Suddenly, it is as if that person...
| Nov 27, 2011
Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
| Jul 3, 2011
There is nothing juvenile about the three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons at the heart of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, crouching with their great heads and menacing teeth hovering just above an unlucky duck-billed Edmontosaurus skeleton ...