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  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
  • Tough school year draws to a close

    Tough school year draws to a close
    Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon. "If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said...
  • 8 ways to enjoy the arts outdoors in Howard County

    Grab your picnic basket and enjoy live blues music in an Elkridge park. Dig out the easel and paint pictures of flowers and historic storefronts in Ellicott City. Or as the sun sets, learn how to salsa dance under one of downtown Columbia’s most...
  • 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...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]
    More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive. 10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
  • Kato Kaelin, 20 years later, on O.J., unwanted fame and media lies

     Kato Kaelin, 20 years later, on O.J., unwanted fame and media lies
    Early on the morning of June 13, 1994, I was awakened by persistent knocking on my guesthouse door. An LAPD officer was at the door because two beautiful people, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, had lost their lives. Me? I was a wanna-be actor from...
  • Did Shakespeare write that? Forsooth, take our quiz

    Did Shakespeare write that? Forsooth, take our quiz
    "Beware the Ides of March!" the soothsayer warns in William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar." When the day comes around, Caesar is stabbed by his enemies and friends, prompting him to ask, "Et tu, Brute?" before dying. Both quotes have made it into...
  • Review: 'Romeo and Juliet' from Orlando Ballet

    Review: 'Romeo and Juliet' from Orlando Ballet
    For a story filled with death, Orlando Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" has a wonderful amount of life in it. The dancers beautifully convey the emotional beats of Shakespeare's story. Larry Rayburn's simple and effective set design complements the mood...
  • Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'

    Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'
    Greg Finley often worried about his character's -- and thus his -- chances of surviving the first season of The CW's new series "Star-Crossed." In the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired drama premiering at 7 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Finley plays Drake, a member...
  • Grist & Toll bread bake, 'What Shakespeare Ate,' Scotch tasting at the Bazaar

    Grist & Toll bread bake, 'What Shakespeare Ate,' Scotch tasting at the Bazaar
    Bake-your-own-bread: Local organic flour mill Grist & Toll presents the first in a new series of community pop-ups and workshops at its Pasadena location on Sunday. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven), where guests...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...