| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The British playwright Caryl Churchill is beloved by student theaters, and for good reason. She writes uncompromising, foulmouthed, politicized, taboo-bending dramas about adults who've sold out their values and let society get the better of them. Her...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:02 AM
With a child going to college in the fall of 2015, there are so many decisions that we have to make: big school or small? Stay in state or go farther away? Dorm or apartment?
But another important decision -- how much should our son pay toward the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Long before they became famous, many celebrated figures had close links to Hampton Roads.
Here are a dozen who made their names in film, art, literature, song, military history and other fields after living or visiting here.
Glenn Close. The three-...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Richard Stem left Westminster High School before graduation to join the military at the start of World War II, and he never returned to pick up his diploma. Now, the 93-year-old is set to become one of the earliest graduates of the class of 2014.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Students in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 may be able to earn their diplomas in less than four years under a change the school board is considering.
The board is looking at how it can allow students at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Last week, more than 1,500 people — most of them recent law school graduates — found out whether they passed the Maryland Bar Examination, a grueling, two-day test designed to assess the taker's readiness to enter the marketplace and become...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
You're on the job search. You've done it; I've done it: Your battle plan consists of applying to every job there ever was, is or will be in any field in which you have a remote interest.
A successful day is making it through applying to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Aileen W. Tobin, who worked for nearly three decades at the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Ordnance Center and School and earlier had conducted research in the field of early reading in children, died Aug. 26 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention.
He spins one way and pours a shot of vodka into a glass, then turns around and wedges a lime into a bottle of Corona, pushing it...
| Sep 22, 2013
Five years ago, the future looked bright for Janet Barker and her family.
The eighth-grade English teacher had a secure job with annual raises. Her younger daughter was excited to be starting at UC Santa Cruz. Her divorce was about to be finalized,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical.
He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...