| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes.
We read together...and then I asked Ben: "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 11:48 AM
At Marion Barry's turkey giveaway two years ago in southeast Washington, D.C., a holiday controversy came to the forefront.
Who was paying for the 2,000-plus turkeys Barry was doling out to his constituents in Ward 8?
"I'm not ever telling," Barry...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Archaeologists furiously excavate a millennia-old city before it becomes a copper mine, iPad tortoises are retired, a new doc looks at the history of African American photography and there is a drought, but it appears as though the rich have been...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Northeasterners still shivering from the tail end of a brutal winter were expected to find early spring no less frigid Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
From Connecticut to Maine, 12 to 20 inches of snow and winds up to 60 mph were forecast, the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An eagle-eyed source tipped me off to this sheet hanging in the kitchen of a well-known Chicago restaurant. It's a guide for servers on how to spot members of the food media, and protocol for once you do. In this same kitchen are mugshots of local food...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Baltimore's favorite cake makers have added a little rainbow coloring to their logo for a batch of T-shirts they cooked up for this year's Pride celebrations.
Charm City Cakes says that 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the $20 shirts will...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Occasionally this column takes a look at what happened to a person or thing that was a memorable part of Laurel's past. This month it looks at two Laurel icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Laurel High coach set the standard
| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Curtis Malone, the co-founder and president of the D.C. Assault AAU basketball program, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin, according to court documents.
Malone, who was convicted in 1991 for distributing crack cocaine, was arrested...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:48 PM
An email that Gawker reports was sent through the University of Maryland Delta Gamma sorority list-serv is lighting up the interwebs, it seems.
The gist of it appears to be fury that sorority sisters were "weird" and "awkward" to Sigma Nu brothers...