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  • BMA curator highlights five objects from renovated American Wing

    BMA curator highlights five objects from renovated American Wing
    It's the objects people surround themselves with that provide the most telling stories. The paintings on our walls, our furniture, even the plates we use reveal our aspirations, our values — and, at times, our prejudices and fears. The Baltimore...
  • Canton Selectmen Set To Name Poet Laureate, Town Historian

    CANTON — Four people are seeking to become the town's first poet laureate, a position that officials hope will promote Canton and its arts community. The position was created earlier this year at the suggestion of members of the Canton Main...
  • Lyric Opera Baltimore's 'Butterfly' comes with a twist

    Lyric Opera Baltimore's 'Butterfly' comes with a twist
    Back in the day, the marketing of suspense movies sometimes included asking viewers to keep a secret. A typical example, from the trailer for "Strait -Jacket," the now cult-camp classic from 1964, is Joan Crawford's plea: "Don't reveal the surprise...
  • Thomas Patrick Foley: On Veterans Day, it's our duty to remember

    Thomas Patrick Foley: On Veterans Day, it's our duty to remember
    Almost 75 years ago, my Irish grandmother, Nellie Loftus Foley, sent three of her four sons off to fight in what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the war for the "four freedoms." My father, the baby of the family, recalls that it was not an easy...
  • For Veterans Day, a great ballad from World War I

    For Veterans Day, a great ballad from World War I
    On this Veterans Day, a century after the start of the war that was supposed to end all wars, I thought I'd share one of my favorite songs from that era (strange how closely music and war have always been). "Dear Old Pal of Mine," published in 1918 as...
  • Literary events in Hampton Roads

    Literary events in Hampton Roads
    Here are a few highlights of literary events taking place in Hampton Roads this week. Go to our online calendar for a more complete listing. (Click on "Categories & Search" and select "Literary.") Thursday, the monthly poetry reading at the Peninsula...
  • 'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang

    'Big Bank Hank' dies at 57; founding member of rap trio Sugarhill Gang
    Henry Lee Jackson, one of the founders of the pioneering New Jersey rap trio Sugarhill Gang whose 1979 single "Rapper's Delight" proved that hip-hop could have mass-market appeal, has died. He was 57. Jackson, who recorded as "Big Bank Hank," died...
  • On Sephardic story songs

    On Sephardic story songs
    From time to time I am accused of being one of those Jewish storytellers who tends to snub Sephardic folk narrative. Guilty as charged! There just seem to be so many more sources around for Ashkenazi material. So whenever I come across Sephardi folklore,...
  • Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity

    Man uses poetry to lure 12-year-old karate student into sexual activity
    A former South Florida martial arts instructor admitted Wednesday that he used a 12-year-old fellow student's love of poetry to lure her into a sexual relationship. Alexander Johnson, 41, of Boca Raton, is facing 10 years to life in federal prison after...
  • Days of the dead: Time to say 'enough' to extreme narco-culture?

    Days of the dead: Time to say 'enough' to extreme narco-culture?
    Call it the Mexican Spring. Over the weekend, I was riveted by the protests in Mexico City: the tens of thousands of people who had taken to the streets to demand answers from the government about the disappearance of 43 student activists in the...
  • Social Issues Dominate Talks At Twain And Stowe Centers

    Social Issues Dominate Talks At Twain And Stowe Centers
    The Mark Twain House & Museum and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will present two talks on social issues at the Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. On Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Katha Pollitt, a longtime columnist for The...