| May 11, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Rhoda Dorsey, the first female president of Goucher College, the longest-serving executive at the formerly all-women's school and its leader when it made the wrenching decision to enroll male students, died in her Cockeysville apartment Saturday, the...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world.
It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Beijing has no shortage of issues to confront. There's the South China Sea, uncontrollable corruption, a slowing economy and factional disputes within the party and military. But Chinese officials also face one of the most difficult challenges in modern...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales at Cannes for "How to Make Love Like an Englishman." Pierce Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Salma Hayek and is forced to re-evaluate his life of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all?
That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:53 PM
When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor.
If you think you might...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:19 PM
DNA and proteins are arguably the most important components of the cells of living creatures. Both are produced by stringing together long chains of individual molecules — amino acids in the case of proteins and nucleotides in DNA.
| Oct 21, 2013
Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...