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  • Ellicott City novelist publishes her 104th book

    Writing a novel is an individual journey that requires imagination, patience and a whole lot of free time. For some, it takes a matter of months; for others, the process takes years. For Ellicott City resident and novelist Loree Lough, it took 20 years...
  • Theater: Final weekend for many holiday shows

    On this last weekend before Christmas, ramp up your spirit with some holiday theater. This is the final weekend for most of the shows by local groups, including Civic Theatre of Allentown, with its 25th anniversary production of "A Christmas Carol" and...
  • Review: 'Shark' by Will Self

    Review: 'Shark' by Will Self
    Last August, British author Will Self wrote in the Guardian that his new novel, "Shark," was in part influenced by the classic Spielberg film "Jaws." "I had begun by thinking I would write 'Jaws' without the shark," Self wrote. "I ended up by writing...
  • What they're saying about the 'Serial' finale

    What they're saying about the 'Serial' finale
    The first season of the Internet's most popular podcast, "Serial," concluded on Thursday with its 12th episode. Since debuting in October online, host and former Sun reporter Sarah Koenig has broken down a different element in the 1999 Baltimore...
  • Was he Scrooge or St. Scrooge? You decide.

    Was he Scrooge or St. Scrooge? You decide.
    If I call you a "scrooge," that's not a good thing. We all know that a scrooge is a miser, a misanthrope, a bitter wasted soul. "Bah, humbug!" It's a word that goes back to Ebenezer Scrooge, the central character of "A Christmas Carol," published by...
  • Scientists seek religious experience – in subjects' brains

    Scientists seek religious experience – in subjects' brains
    At the push of a button, the gurney holding Auriel Peterson slides slowly into the pale blue glow of a magnetic resonance imaging machine. Soon, all that's visible are the shins of her black track pants and the chartreuse-and-white soles of her running...
  • Choirs to help ring in Christmas

    At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at La Cañada United Methodist Church, the men’s, children’s and bell choirs will sing and play instruments as they perform “Light of the World.” Parts of the song are in German and French with...
  • 'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion

    'Minecraft' creator Markus Persson buys $70-million mansion
    The L.A. area's unusually hot ultra-luxury real estate market ended 2014 with yet another mega-sale. Swedish video-game billionaire Markus Persson bought a Beverly Hills mansion built by handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky for $70 million. Although the...
  • Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him

    Interviewing Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game' singer says Christmas concerts open up whole new world for him
    When you go to a performance by contemporary crooner Chris Isaak, you shouldn’t expect a typical concert. Isaak has performed in sequined and mirrored suits and played a song list that ranges from his 1990s hits “Somebody’s Crying&...
  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story
       I was listening the other day to humorist Jean Shepherd reading the story that inspired the movie classic, “A Christmas Story.”    He was taped on Christmas Eve 1974, when he presented New York's WOR Radio listeners with an abridged...
  • 'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen

    'It's a Wonderful Life' on the big screen
     For some folks - a lot of folks, actually - Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without "It's a Wonderful Life."  It's a holiday classic, one of the gems of the American cinema. The great Frank Capra called it his favorite among all the films he made....