| May 21, 2014
| 10:01 AM
If I were to write that the Beatles were a great band, would that give you pause? That is, would you notice anything funny about how I've written the band's name?
Most people, I'm guessing, would not. But close readers might notice something odd —...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In a stark Studio City office building in February, a team of six writers was huddled around a conference table breaking the season finale script of what AMC hopes to be its baton-carrying, zeitgeisty drama — "Halt and Catch Fire."
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:05 PM
As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler stepped up his barrage of attack's on the O'Malley administration handling of the development of the state's health insurance exchange, calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the web site's...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Lambasted and celebrated, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy faced the full gamut of reactions to his decision last week to miss the Mets' first two games of the season to be in Florida with his wife for the birth of their first child, and to stay...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's not my word.
I don't like it. I don't use it.
To me, the N-word is a hateful slur based on a person's skin color. Yet because my skin is also a certain color, I am told I cannot I criticize its usage.
It's not my word.
But sooner or later,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
When I was a kid I didn’t want to wear glasses because I was afraid people would make fun of me and call me “four eyes.” Now I’m an adult, and for $1,500 (or so), soon I will be able to buy a pair of Google Glass — and then I...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The value of stock buybacks by U.S. companies jumped in the fourth quarter of last year, led by repurchases by Apple Inc. and other technology giants.
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 repurchased $126 billion of stock in the fourth quarter...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:20 AM
Major hotel chains, credit card companies — even the federal government — are using a Boca Raton company to analyze Tweets and other online content.
LinguaSys offers software that can translate and interpret online content in 17 languages:...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Monday marks the end of a six-month enrollment push for Maryland's troubled health exchange, and despite a surge in the past week, it is unclear whether the state can overcome technical problems that have persisted since the Oct. 1 debut and meet its...