| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bestselling erotica author Zane has been declared the biggest individual tax scofflaw in Maryland by the state's comptroller. The writer reportedly owes more than $340,000 to Maryland in back taxes.
That's not all: She apparently owes the IRS about...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Lee Daniels’ The Butler” tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a White House butler who serves eight presidents and is caught up in the tumultuous civil rights movement. But, for Daniels, the heart of the story lies with the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:10 PM
As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them.
The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Gayle Danley called the Wilde Lake Middle School eighth-graders "poets," a label that sounded hip and eclectic and, by the tone of her fiery prose, non-negotiable.
After introducing them to the world of "poetry slam" — competitions involving...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:27 PM
David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70.
David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate.
"You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:20 PM
On Monday, Jan. 20, Americans will commemmorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through special school programs and community events and celebrations. We asked several local community leaders to share their favorite reads on the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:53 AM
New USC Coach Andy Enfield participated in his first Pac-12 conference call Monday and most of the questions that came to him were about senior guard J.T. Terrell, who is back with the team after missing almost a month because of an academic suspension....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation that boosted the college dreams of hundreds of Hartford-area students has nearly collapsed, losing its tax-exempt status and its board of trustees, and awarding no more than two new scholarships in the past five...