| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:05 AM
The apparent explosion in Social Security disability claimants in recent years has provided endless fodder for critics of the program. Their favored explanation is that the growth in the ranks of the disabled, from 250,000 new claimants a year in 1970...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:45 PM
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:51 AM
She has been a standup comedian for 24 years, but Paula Poundstone is finding herself recognized more now for her radio work. A regular panelist on NPR's "Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me," Poundstone, who will perform Thursday in Davie, says the show...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:18 PM
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The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold)...
| Dec 8, 2013
Few companies watch their bottom line with more anxiety than startup firms, but the ones who want to move into a new business accelerator in Columbia will need to think beyond revenue and expenses.
Howard County's Conscious Venture Lab is on the hunt...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Ferguson Center has been red hot when it comes to oldies shows recently. ZZ Top, Smokey Robinson, Darlene Love and Joan Jett have all played the Newport News theater in 2013. With today's announcement that Crosby, Stills & Nash are coming in March, it...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Words and music are stuck with each other. Like it or not, they have to get along.
Untrusting of only our ears, we attempt to understand music through words. Words, in song, challenge music to give them new consequence. And, in great writing, words...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
First he lost his studio and station home. Then some public radio stations dumped him after he criticized President Obama. Earlier this year, Arsenio Hall swept in and poached his executive producer and other key staffers. Oh, and the tendons in his...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It's impossible to count how many times literature has died. In the last century alone, it's been killed by radio, television, comic books, video games and, most recently, the Internet. Literature is like Mr. Ratchett from the book (or movie, if you...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NPR wants more things considered for its mobile applications.
As more people -- especially those in younger generations -- listen to programming on mobile devices and in Internet-connected cars, the public radio institution is trying to improve its...