| 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 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...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
DEAR READERS: I'm writing this week's column in a drug-induced coma. Well, not quite a coma, but close. I was fighting a cold for two weeks, and the cold won: It morphed into an insanely painful sinus infection — you know it's bad when your doctor...
| Sep 6, 2012
The Young Professionals Network of Howard County, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, renewed the annual sponsorship agreement with Lakeview Title Co., a firm based in Columbia. YPN also receives sponsorship from the Columbia Association,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Connoisseurs of nonsense will enjoy the latest example of fatuity at Wikipedia.* Philip Roth discovers that a Wikipedia entry on his novel The Human Stain says that the principal character is based on the late Anatole Broyard. This is not so, and Mr. Roth...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Dang, Eric Hartley wants me to be responsible.
In a private note, which he has given me permission to use, along with his name, he gently reproaches me for the rhetorical excesses in my most recent post on Wikipedia. He has something there, as you will...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:47 AM
One of my recent posts on the unreliability of Wikipedia caught the eye of Edward Buckner, a medievalist, who shared with me a paper he has written about deficiencies in an Oxford University study of the reliability of Wikipedia.
You may be aware of a...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:19 AM
If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you.
The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:30 PM
TOM BERGERON! It's so great to see you again! Oh, hi, Brooke, you're there too.
Introductions: Notable for Gavin's fedora, Maks' open shirt and Martina looking more glam than I could have ever imagined. And now they tell us no elimination this week,...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 8:46 PM
True story: I missed last week’s episode. That’s because I talked to my psychic. We had a vision… that Kim and Kris were going to break up. OK, fine, I didn’t have a vision at all. And neither did the psychic from last week's...
| Jun 5, 2012
I don't mean to alarm anyone, but I have uncovered something terrifying.
The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago may be more than just an innocent monument to opulence. I have reason to believe that under the leadership of a former British spy,...