| Sep 5, 2012
The clearest sign that American poetry is in disarray is that the best poet we have is Frederick Seidel. I say this approvingly, for one effect of reading Seidel closely is to realize just how sodden the rest of the poetic field is.In one row we find...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Ai Weiwei marked a year on Thursday since he was released from imprisonment, saying that he is still forbidden from traveling abroad and continues to face pressure from the Chinese government. The outspoken artist was placed in secret detention last...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:47 PM
With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor...
| Nov 25, 2012
In recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world's Internet population.
Now it's going after the rest.
Facebook wants to reach every single person on the Internet whether they are logging on from a laptop in Santa...
| Mar 14, 2012
First, the good news. The economic pie is growing again. Growth in the fourth quarter last year hit 3 percent on an annualized rate. February's 227,000 net new jobs marks the third month in a row of job gains well in excess of 200,000.
Here's the bad...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Japanese cultural exchange student Minami Tajima remembers one of her first visits to an American restaurant. She and about two dozen other students from Japan visited Anne Arundel County last year, and after she befriended Arundel High School student...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In November, Elton John angered Chinese officials when he dedicated a Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei. The outspoken artist, whose online activism has gotten him into trouble with police numerous times, has apparently returned the favor by creating an online...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Hong Kong residents experienced the effects of an earthquake nearby. Meanwhile, the Internet is coldly ignoring Baltimore's lack of an NBA team today, heartlessly blabbing on about the league's just-passed trade deadline. Welcome to your online trends...