| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Carl Reiner created "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and directed films such as "The Jerk." He has won multiple Emmys, a Grammy and, in 1999, was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. His books include "All Kinds of Love," "Enter Laughing" and his...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A young girl with a special gift is at the heart of Eisa Davis' "Bulrusher" at the Skylight Theatre, and a Jewish family celebrates a Passover different from any other in "The Face in the Reeds" at Ruskin Group Theatre. Plus, "Once" is never enough as the...
| Aug 3, 2014
When you head out to vote Nov. 4, be sure to pack lunch and a few crossword puzzles. It's going to take a while.
In addition to races for U.S. Senate, governor, General Assembly, judgeships and other posts, the ballot will include a buffet of pick-your-...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Coqui swallowed your vowels? Chillax, frenemy! Breathe deeply, practice qigong to increase your life force and maybe your Scrabble score. Or just give up that word game all together and go straight to numbers and Sudoku.
If none of that makes sense,...
| Dec 24, 2013
Famous for his documentaries "The Civil War," "Mark Twain" and "Baseball," among others, filmmaker Ken Burns has a new film ready to roll out in 2014: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." Featuring Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and Edward Herrmann lending...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together.
"Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age?
ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of your...