| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Lewis R. "Lew" Bush, a photography director whose career at The Baltimore Sun spanned nearly two decades, died Friday of complications from dementia at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 80.
"Lew was skilled at his trade and knew cameras and film back...
| Jan 16, 2013
As the season of gift gluttony, parking lot insanity and checkout line lunacy fades to a distant memory, it's worth contemplating a nagging and perennial question:
Why are we so bad at sharing?
We fret and fuss at our kids for fighting over the new...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Jean E. Christy, a former interior decorator and homemaker, died July 25 of arrhythmia at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.
The daughter of an insurance salesman and a volunteer, Jean Ensign was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:40 AM
From the department of it had to happen: The commencement address George Saunders delivered this past spring at Syracuse University, which has gone viral across the Internet, will be published next year as a book by Random House. The title? “...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:32 PM
This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself.
Thanks, at least in...
| Nov 11, 2013
The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:49 AM
During the school year, Varsity Letters will periodically ask student-athletes from various sports to step in as guest bloggers. They will share their personal thoughts during pivotal stretches of a given season.
This week's guest is River Hill senior...
| Feb 1, 2013
Part of an occasional series Commenter ID: Robert Pruter Real name: Robert Pruter Gender: Male Age: 68 Occupation: Reference and government documents librarian. Previously I worked more than a quarter century as a social sciences editor at a family...
| Nov 7, 2013
Recently re-elected Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski may have felt like one of the chosen few when he received a congratulatory call from Vice President Joe Biden on election night, but, according to a story published yesterday by NPR, he’s not the only...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Eight lawyers with a combined 184 years of legal experience are competing for three positions on the Broward Circuit bench this election season.
In the Aug. 14 primary, just one Broward Circuit judge – former Chief Judge Dale Ross – is facing...