| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Is the Glendale Central Library really so blighted that it qualifies for millions of dollars in proposed redevelopment funds for a renovation that could, among other things, include the construction of up to two new entrances and other upgrades?
| Nov 2, 2011
| 9:35 AM
We cannot find the social contract in the National Archives or the Library of Congress, but most citizens acknowledge it through day-to-day respect for the social order. Yet, because the social contract exists in our cultural consciousness, and not in...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:41 AM
The Baltimore Irish Festival happens this year Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium. On the bill will be Irish food, dance and such musical acts as the Screaming Orphans, the Rovers and Belfast Connection. There will...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:00 AM
If you're jonesing for an art fix, the months of October and November are sure to satisfy your craving.
From October 12 to 30, for three consecutive weekends, New Haven itself becomes an exhibition space as part of Artspace's 14th Annual City-Wide Open...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:16 PM
Nearly a decade ago, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, a Frederick-born playwright, actor and musician who called Baltimore home for several years, began digging into the life of Woody Guthrie. The fruits of that exploration are now onstage in New York....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Leaders of Congress have announced they are ending the venerable page program in the U.S. House of Representatives to save money. That makes a senior at Blue Springs High School one of the last to serve. Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Amanda...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:33 AM
A Library of Congress traveling exhibition — mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck — will visit Urbana this week.
“Gateway to Knowledge” will be in Urbana Friday and Saturday, and will be parked at the Urbana Regional Library,...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:24 PM
When historians recount parts of the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War, they often rely on accounts from Ezra A. Carman, who led the 13th New Jersey infantry during the campaign, according to Thomas G. Clemens, a history professor at Hagerstown Community...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Baltimore's book festival got here first.
Organizers of the 16th annual Baltimore Book Festival, which opens Friday, say they aren't fazed that a larger, glitzier, more star-studded event is being held on the exact same weekend just 40 miles to the...
| Nov 11, 2011
In 1942, the corner of West Peterson and Campbell avenues was home to a victory garden, a small plot of land tended to by local families to help offset the massive food shortages caused by World War II.
Almost 70 years later, LaManda Joy, 44, is standing...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:02 PM
My hatred for J. Edgar Hoover stems from something different than reasons the Kennedy’s or others might.
I was 13, and obsessed with collecting signed first edition books. At a library in Encinitas, they were selling one of Richard Nixon and a...