| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Organized crime launders an estimated $140 billion through sports betting each year, according to a new international report.
The study was conducted by the International Centre for Sport Security and the University of Paris I. Researchers concluded...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": In terms of genre-bending, few shows have been so fascinating to watch this season. Never before has a series been conceived as the connective tissue of a film franchise, and not just any film franchise -- a star-...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
There is no compelling reason to remake Roman Polanski's classically disturbing adaptation of the Ira Levin novel "Rosemary's Baby." But there's no compelling reason not to either.
And that attitude of "sure, why not" ambivalence is precisely the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. William Hite Jr. received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) June 24 at the residence of the French Ambassador.
This award is an Order of Chivalry in France for academics...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Sanborn was born on June 23rd to Edith and Dr. Clifton Sanborn.
She was an avid swimmer as a child. She continued to be an exceptional athlete throughout her life and was extremely active as one of the original members of her gym...
| Aug 7, 2011
Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his pioneering work explaining why some people are able to fight off infections and tumors while others are not, died Tuesday at his Boston home. He was 90.
The cause was...