| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Dr. Howard H. Patt, a former Baltimore surgeon and longtime Mount Washington resident, died April 25 at Sunrise of Santa Monica, a senior living community in California, of complications from a fall. He was 95.
"Howard was always a very calm, relaxed and...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:46 PM
"Brooklyn Castle" (PBS, Monday). "I think that this is a good thing for kids to be exposed to," coach Elizabeth Vicary says in Katie Dellamaggiore's 2012 film about a fearsome and lovable inner-city middle-school chess team, "the idea that truth isn&...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Thirty students and nine teams received trophies as the top competitors in the systemwide Baltimore County Public Schools Chess Championship held at Cockeysville Middle School on April 27.
This year's competition saw a larger number of students than...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch." Kardashian was able to keep the skirt...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Marvin Junior, who brought a baritone grit to Chicago stalwarts the Dells, was fiercely loyal to the vocal group he cofounded 60 years ago.
Junior, who died Wednesday at his home in south suburban Harvey at age 77, was born on Jan. 31, 1936, in...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The cantankerous-geezers-in-the-park school of drama gains another intriguing entrant with Sherod Santos' "Lives of the Pigeons," now in a world premiere at Side Project under Adam Webster's direction. The DNA in Santos' work has far more in common with...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
As has been the case the past few years, there's a South Florida rooting interest as the World Series of Poker plays down to the final table today.
This time, it's Amir Lehavot, 38, who sits in 11th place as the final 27 players narrow it down to nine...
| Jan 17, 2013
Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is ......
| Jan 17, 2013
Back in 1984, being a nerd was more likely to get you beatdowns than ballyhoo. Heck, they even made a whole movie about nerds having to mount a David-vs.-Goliath campaign to stand up for their rights against the bully jocks. But the world has changed...