| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Geraldine G.M. Dell, an artist who actively supported and volunteered at various cultural and educational institutions, died Oct. 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 65.
"She was a very talented and vivacious lady in every sense of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
There aren't many Yankees fans in the world who are older than the Yankees franchise itself. Bernando LaPallo is one of them.
Born on Aug. 17, 1901, LaPallo is 111 years old and has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, which is a pretty...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Los Angeles graphologist Andrea McNichol is no stranger to high-profile court cases. As an examiner of questioned documents, she has worked on the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Ted Bundy and the legal challenge of Howard Hughes' will. Clients...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1969 Col. Robert Rheault landed a long-coveted assignment in Vietnam: commanding the Green Berets, the daring U.S. Special Forces group championed by President Kennedy and glorified by John Wayne.
He had held the job for only three weeks, however,...
| Nov 10, 2013
His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff.
Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:10 PM
National Book Award-winning writer Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at age 86, his publisher Riverhead has announced. His death, after a long illness, came just days before his latest novel will be published.
Matthiessen's particularly long writing...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you?
The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
For all the chiseled abs and testosterone-fueled bloodletting of the new sword-and-sandals movie "300: Rise of an Empire," the person making the strongest impression with critics and audiences is French actress Eva Green, who plays the vengeful naval...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Santa artwork mailed as holiday greetings, embroidered fabrics that look more pincushion than Christmas card, and countless other historic missives had been tucked away in cabinets at downtown Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library for longer than anyone...