| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Harford Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Dishesha M. Laurey, 24, of the 100 block of Hamilton Place, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault.
William Franklin Richardson, 47, of the 800 block of Gilbert Road, was...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Reviews of the new Stephen Spielberg-Daniel Day Lewis supermovie “Lincoln” have been mixed, ranging from “best movie of the year” to “I fell asleep while Sally Field was doing her impersonation of Sally Field playing Mary...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:53 PM
On Aug. 8, a celebration unfolded that marked the 49th anniversary of a most respected local cultural force.
South Coast Repertory held its 34th annual gala celebrating exemplary theater for local audiences, often attracting national acclaim. Not to be...
| Jul 15, 2012
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Stephen L. Carter
Alfred A. Knopf: 517 pp., $26.95
What if Abraham Lincoln had lived? What would have happened?
Stephen L. Carter's new novel suggests one answer....
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:41 AM
The new Spielberg movie, "Lincoln," looks like it'll be a big success. Which means Hollywood will be hoping for a sequel.
Unfortunately, a sequel will be hard to create, unless there's a yet-untapped audience for a film titled "Andrew Johnson."
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:44 PM
Human beings exhibit a remarkable capacity for positing head-scratching "what ifs."
What if I'd been born in County Cork instead of Orange County? What if I stood 6-foot-5 instead of 5-foot-6? (Actually, I'm 5 8½.)
What if I had pipes like Pavarotti?...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:19 PM
As a community service, the Around Town column will occasionally supplement the Valley Sun 10-20-30 Years Ago feature with news from 19th century. For example, last week, we brought you news from 137 years ago. (“Neighborhood news from 1885,”...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 10:49 AM
One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Even as Congress and the White House appeared to be at a standoff over the fiscal cliff last month, lawmakers and the president were able to agree on at least one thing: an update of the Hatch Act.
The 1939 law prohibits federal employees and certain...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:35 PM
America's fascination with Abraham Lincoln seems nearly limitless--Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is an Oscar favorite, Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," on which Spielberg's film is partly based, remains on the New York Times bestseller...