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  • Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als

    Review: 'White Girls' by Hilton Als
    Probably the least important thing worth saying about Hilton Als' "White Girls" is that it's the best book of the year. I think it is, but these essays — hostile, intimate, whip-smart — brush aside such accolades. They refuse tidy conclusions,...
  • Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

    Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of...
  • The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act

    The Biblioracle: James Baldwin still a class act
    The best part about working at a college is that I'm pretty much the dumbest person around. It's not that I think I'm particularly dumb, it's just that I'm surrounded by people who know a lot of really interesting stuff. It is simultaneously...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

    PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
    Ron Palillo Actor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter' Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads

    Martin Luther King Jr.: 12 essential reads
    Today the nation honors the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the reverend and activist who led the American civil rights movement. As King studied nonviolence as practiced by Gandhi and imagined by Henry David Thoreau, now his own life and work are the...
  • Police blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen 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...
  • Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project

    Dream home: Pen Lucy gem is dream restoration project
    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...
  • Prefer not to? Kevin Smokler says you should reread 'Bartleby'

    It's almost as if Kevin Smokler found himself in 30-something detention: well into adulthood, he was sentenced to go back and re-read the books he read in high school English class. He might have escaped if he hadn't been passing notes in class written...
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
  • Word power

    Word power
    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...