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  • IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself

    IndyCar's Scott Dixon loves making a spectacle of himself
    Every Memorial Day weekend, IndyCar drivers set their sights on winning the Indianapolis 500, aka the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." And some drivers, such as Scott Dixon, make a spectacle of themselves off the track. Like when the 33-year-old New...
  • Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor

    Mary B. Neale, nurse and sailor
    Mary Bracken Neale, a retired natal intensive care nurse and ocean sailor, died of cancer May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born Mary Elizabeth Bracken in Baltimore and raised on Atwood Road, she was the daughter of Thomas...
  • World Cup 2014: Soccer tours give fans a piece of the action up close

    Do you dream about playing on a "real" soccer team? Or playing a match in a world-class fútbol stadium? It's possible on a soccer tour. Some trips are for individuals, others for teams or groups. Many can be customized to suit whatever soccer experience...
  • The strange world of real estate markets

    The real estate industry is fond of saying that "all real estate is local," but I don't buy it. To wit, recent dispatches from around the world that clog my inbox and constantly remind me of how boring my own everyday life is, by comparison: What a way...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear

    New 'rock snot' research questions effectiveness of having anglers clean their gear
    For years, those fishing in East Coast waterways have faced bans on felt-soled boots and urgings that they scrub their gear to combat the spread of a pervasive algae. But a recent Dartmouth College study could turn such thinking on its head. Didymo, a...
  • Teenager Ko handles growing success, celebrity leading to Kingsmill week

    Teenager Ko handles growing success, celebrity leading to Kingsmill week
    WILLIAMSBURG — Lydia Ko's cell phone rang the other day, from an unknown number. The New Zealand teenager thought about letting it go to voicemail, but decided to answer. On the other end was countryman and professional golfer Michael Campbell,...
  • CANNES: China's Mili Pictures Plays 'Ping Pong' At New LA Office

    Chinese animation firm Mili Pictures has opened a division in Los Angeles. The unit is headed by Bill Borden, a US producer with credits including "High School Musical," "Kung Fu Hustle" and "Mission: Impossible 3." The LA offshoot has now begun pre-...
  • Royals head back to U.K. after 19-day Australia, New Zealand tour

    And they're off! Prince William, his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son, Prince George, concluded their 19-day tour of Australia and New Zealand on Friday and have set off for their journey back to the United Kingdom. The second in...
  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....