| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| Mar 28, 2012
In the words of renowned author James Baldwin, March’s Teacher of the Month, Susan Steinmiller, rejects making peace with mediocrity.
The devoted teacher drives 100 miles daily from Rockford to Gage Park High School on Chicago’s south side,...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 8:39 PM
For years, Dr. Martina Callum has traveled the country and the world as a locum tenens physician, providing temporary health care in communities where few doctors exist.
But after months on the road, she'd return home to an apartment in White Marsh...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:24 PM
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report:
Gerald Calvin Vaughn Jr., 62, of the 1900 block of Fletcher Road, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.
Jonathan Alexander Meerdink, 31, of the 700 block of...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Harford County Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Joshua James Baldwin, 34, of the first block of Baltimore Street, was arrested on a bench warrant Friday in a case in which he was charged with second-degree assault.
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:17 PM
(Reuters) - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday.
"It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:16 AM
For a magazine that spawned dozens of imitators as it both chronicled and set a standard for sexual change in America, Playboy got off to a jittery start. Hugh Hefner had so little confidence in his magazine that he did not print the month of the...
| Feb 28, 2008
William F. Buckley Jr., the columnist, novelist, television talk show host and tireless intellectual who founded the modern conservative movement and was its articulate voice for nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 82.
Buckley, who had been ill...
| Jan 18, 2009
My eldest daughter, who is majoring in African American studies, read Barack Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father," last summer. And she said to me in wonder, "It's a beautiful book. He's a great writer."
A president who is a great writer, who...
| Sep 8, 2009
Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...
| Jun 13, 2009
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died....