| Mar 31, 2012
| 5:09 PM
It has been a banner month for the LCUSD and particularly for Palm Crest Elementary School. To start things off, the Educational Foundation hit it out of the park by raising approximately $400,000 at the spring gala a few weeks ago.
The Palm Crest...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The competitive chess team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County fell less than a point short of regaining its national title at the 2012 President's Cup, which culminated Sunday in Herndon, Va.
The renowned team has won six national titles...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:33 PM
The UMBC chess team, one of the winningest college chess teams in the last two decades, placed second in the U.S. Chess Federation's annual championship Friday.
The four-member team — who are all attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County...
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Aug 29, 2011
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Sad day in the music world.
Etta James had been battling leukemia. Her manager has confirmed to multiple outlets that she has died. James was 73.
Most know James for her legendary hit "At Last".....
But that was just a taste of the singer's...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Architects live and breathe design, blissfully losing themselves in details most people would never notice — the bevel of a trim, the way light falls across a room, squared legs or curved.
So what happens, we wondered, when two such aesthetes...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:25 PM
The countdown to the season finale has begun on “Terra Nova,” and God help me, at this point, I am invested in this outcome.
Gosh, where to begin. Well, Lucas is back, with his CrazySexyMath, insane blue eyes and -- unexpectedly -- some...
| Dec 15, 2011
** (out of four)
A convoluted plot. A generic adventure score. A lead performance that’s already played its best hand. What is this, a “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel?
No, it’s the follow-up to Guy Ritchie’s mildly...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:42 PM
We were eager to see what would happen when, on short notice — over Thanksgiving, no less — we invited students who were struggling in math to come to Saturday School here at Hilton Elementary School in West Baltimore. That first Saturday,...