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  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    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...
  • Dr. Howard H. Patt, surgeon

    Dr. Howard H. Patt, surgeon
    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...
  • TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'

    TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'
    "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&...
  • Chess winners from Dulaney High, Cockeysville Middle, Cromwell Valley Elementary

    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...
  • Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment

    Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment
    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...
  • Dells vocalist Marvin Junior dead at 77

    Dells vocalist Marvin Junior dead at 77
    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...
  • 'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½

    'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½
    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...
  • Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest

    Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest
    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-...
  • South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table

    South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table
     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...
  • Sundance Film Festival 2013: 8 movies for fans of the fantastic

     
    Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is ......
  • With “King of the Nerds,” TBS invites viewers to Nerdvana

     
    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...