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  • Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?

    Where Is 'Big Nate's' Mom?
    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?" ...
  • How Live Nation exploits low-wage workers to stage its concerts, festivals

    How Live Nation exploits low-wage workers to stage its concerts, festivals
    Thirty-six hours at Bonnaroo, the massive Tennessee music festival, sounds like a great way to spend a June weekend. Unless you're working backstage without breaks, fighting exhaustion because one of your colleagues called in sick and there's nobody...
  • Famed New York Times media columnist David Carr dies at age 58

    Famed New York Times media columnist David Carr dies at age 58
    Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58. Just hours before his death he had moderated a...
  • Correction: Obit-Carr story

    In some versions of a story Feb. 13 about the death of media columnist David Carr, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the college at Boston University at which Thomas Fiedler is the dean. He is the dean of the College of Communication,...
  • Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'

    Marion Barry dies at 78: 'I may not be perfect, but I'm perfect for Washington'
    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...
  • Spring storm expected in Northeast; blizzard warning in Cape Cod

    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...
  • How to spot a food writer in your restaurant

    How to spot a food writer in your restaurant
    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...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    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....
  • Looking Out: Charm City Cakes makes sweet gesture for Pride

    Looking Out: Charm City Cakes makes sweet gesture for Pride
    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...
  • Round-Up: Did art solve a murder? Plus a 2,600-year-old city

    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...
  • Email blasting University of Maryland sorority sisters sweeps Interwebs

    Email blasting University of Maryland sorority sisters sweeps Interwebs
    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...