| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City.
Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:29 PM
“Try; you can hear the thinking through the walls,” King Henry II says in the solid-as-a-rock Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “The Lion in Winter” playing through Jan. 5 in West Palm Beach.
We almost feel that we can. For...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
What's a 10-letter word for the 100th anniversary of something, in this case crossword puzzles?
Google is celebrating the centennial of crossword puzzles Friday with an interactive doodle on its home page. Users can head to Google.com to play the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Larry Miller was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., today in 1953. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing the role of Walter Stratford, both in the 1999 movie "10 Things I Hate About You" and the short-lived 2010...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize.
Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:21 PM
You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess."
The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Professor Andrew Kirschner teaches educational leadership at Nova Southeastern University where he trains students to become deans and principals of school systems. But during his time as a mentor at the Jim & Jan Moran Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of...
| Dec 1, 2012
Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, who was once the world's second-ranked women's chess player and eloped in 1988 with the captain of the U.S. chess team when they were both playing at a tournament in Greece, has died. She was 55.
Donaldson, who earned...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:50 AM
1) Rachel L. Swarns: While Michelle Obama is not expected to attend the Baltimore Book Festival, author Rachel L. Swarns will be meeting fans at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of America Literary Salon, where she'll be happy to discuss her book,...