| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 AM
With the rich girls' high school volleyball tradition at our local schools, it is always exciting to follow these players as they continue to play through their college years. Since the late 1970s through today, the number of local college players has...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Katherine Hagedorn was not your stereotypical priestess in the Cuba-based Santeria religion, known for its complex, ecstatic drumming that adherents believe can call forth deities.
She grew up in New Jersey, was white, had a doctorate in music and was a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:36 AM
A planned speech by New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly at Brown University in Providence had to be canceled Tuesday after hecklers shouted down the top cop during his remarks.
Kelly, commissioner since 2002, had intended to speak...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A case study in media multitasking
Cody sat hunched over a bowl of Captain Crunch, wearing a blue hoodie. He was hopelessly grouchy in the morning. Both his parents had stopped engaging him in conversation before he left for school.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:09 AM
No. 8 Terps men win, 2-1, against N.C. State on Senior Night
Senior Patrick Mullins scored the game winner in the 47th minute as No. 8 Maryland defeated North Carolina State, 2-1, Friday on Senior Night at Ludwig Field. The Terps (9-3-...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
On April 15, 1974, William Shockley, the Nobel laureate who believed that blacks were less intelligent than whites, was supposed to debate William Rusher, the publisher of the National Review, at Yale University on the topic: “Resolved: That society...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour.
The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:10 PM
NEW YORK — In a highly unusual move, an appeals court Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that would have required changes to New York's controversial stop-and-frisk policy and also removed the judge from the case.
U.S. District Judge Shira...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger
Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:41 PM
It was a mystery that ended in sadness: A body found in the Providence River earlier this week has been identified as missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, Rhode Island officials announced Thursday.
The discovery of Tripathi's body closed a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to head the Federal Reserve, comes to the post with more experience at the central bank than her predecessors and a career-long focus on the issue that remains at the center of public concern...