| Aug 8, 2013
"When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Fined just over a year ago for marketing itself as a way for employers to dig up dirt on potential hires, the people-search service Spokeo is refreshing its website Wednesday to emphasize finding long-lost friends, classmates, lovers and family members....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Dan and Louise Runion of Clarksville may be humble antiques and art dealers working out of a bedroom-size cubicle in Frederick, but they're big in Poland.
Lately they've been featured in Polish newspapers, television and radio, and were welcomed by the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:42 PM
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information.
And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The story of Pfc. Bradley Manning is a grand personal tragedy with a small potential for a happy ending.
On Wednesday, a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving WikiLeaks some 750,000 classified military documents. On Thursday,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
In most modern narratives, the story of the Beats began when Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl" to rapturous audiences, when his poetic evocation of youth gone wrong and hope and rebellion and power and gay love was banned and became famous.
That was in...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Chris Dunn called the class to order with a simple instruction:
"One, two, ready, strum."
A torrent of E minor chords — or close enough — from nearly a dozen guitars filled the room at the Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:25 PM
And we're back! After a two month break for the holidays and football playoffs, AMC's The Walking Dead returned to the airwaves Sunday night with a fairly strong effort to kick off the final eight episodes of season three.
Sunday night's episode, The...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 3:46 PM
According to Wikipedia, the Catholic Church continues to grow in spite of the pedophile scandals. It's a little down in Europe, but in the rest of the world, the church is growing. As of 2007, the church membership was 17 percent of the world's...