| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:31 PM
At a literary soiree in Paris, James Thurber was once told how much funnier his stories were in French. "Yes," he replied sadly. "My works lose something in the original."
I thought about this line when Laverne Cox, of the Netflix show "Orange Is the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a theoretical "next-generation" form of encryption into a practical way to better protect software from hackers.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Leesburg picked Police Capt. Rob Hicks as the city's new police chief, effective Aug. 21.
An Army veteran who saw duty in Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War, Hicks will succeed Bill Chrisman who will retire later this month after 25 years of service to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Former Ebony magazine editor Amy DuBois Barnett is joining ESPN as executive editor for an upcoming website about African-American sports and culture, the network announced Thursday.
Barnett will manage editorial operations and will report to Jason...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:03 AM
For one New Britain native, the war between Israel and Hamas is not just something to hear about on the evening news or scroll by on her Facebook news feed.
Judy Weinstein Goldberg is experiencing it firsthand.
Currently living in Ashkelon, Israel,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON As he embarks on his final years in office, President Barack Obama has begun to look beyond the White House to his next task: solidifying his legacy.
A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts.
But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University, Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009&...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
He wouldn’t be the only victim they knew, but he was probably the one they knew best.
Friends and colleagues of Joep Lange, who died Thursday on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, remembered the prominent researcher as a straight-talking and well-...