| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| May 22, 2014
| 7:13 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Dan Dowling of the Kansas City Star. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Cliff Cornish is no LeBron James and High Point, N.C., will certainly never be confused with South Beach. But Cornish, a former North County forward, does see one key similarity between his decision to transfer to Morgan State and the greatest...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:03 AM
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee basketball player Demetrius Harris is hoping to become the next Antonio Gates, converting his vast athleticism into usable football skills.
Gates went from starring on the basketball court at Kent State to emerging as a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The front table in Hyde Park's Seminary Co-op Bookstore has been a must stop for book browsers for book lovers since the early 1970s. It is always brimming with more than 100 newly published scholarly works vying for readers' attention. Most of the titles...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:27 PM
When the search committee at UMBC was formed to find the school's next athletic director, the group created a detailed job description in a bid to find the ideal candidate.
It was a demanding list. And it was one that had UMBC's Vice President of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
People who constantly exercise their thumbs by using their smartphones could ultimately be harming their physical health.
A study by researchers at Kent State University found a link between heavy cellphone use and reduced fitness levels among college...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Glenelg senior shortstop Leah Allen has to go way back to recall her first memory with a bat in her hand.
When she was 2 years old, Allen would go to the backyard with her father, Harold, and play with a Wiffle ball and bat. She signed up for an...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
As record heat baked Baltimore, a wave of violence unfurled across the city: six shootings and eight people wounded over a period of less than eight hours.
The first shots were fired around dinnertime Wednesday, and the violence continued until after...