| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The general rap against the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it has no clear leadership or goals. And a complaint of some Democrats against President Obama is that he hasn't found a way to get in front of it and harness its energy to work for his re-...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama insisted that the coming presidential primary and general election campaigns "shouldn't be about making each other look bad, they should be about figuring out how we can all do some good for this precious country of ours....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Ruth L. Thomas, whose philanthropic interests ranged from medical and educational institutions to helping newly arrived immigrants, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at Springhouse Assisted-Living in Pikesville.
Mrs. Thomas would have...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:47 PM
Minutes before graduating, seniors at Clark Magnet High School took pictures and adjusted one another’s green caps and tassels before lining up.
Among those was Sayonika Mohanta, 18, who was named the class salutatorian for earning a 4.47 grade-...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:37 PM
A vast collection of more than 1,000 old books that once cluttered the Lanterman House could be a lot more interesting — and valuable — than anyone previously imagined.
A first-edition copy of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Tom...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Eliot Spitzer signed off for good at CNN Wednesday night following the announcement earlier in the day that his "In the Arena" show would be replaced in the prime-time lineup Aug. 5.
Spitzer, who started out paired with Kathleen Parker in "Parker-...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature.
We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs.
"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
| Aug 7, 2011
The Secret History of Costaguana
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Riverhead: 287 pp., $26.95
"The Secret History of Costaguana" is an intricately detailed, audacious reframing of "Nostromo," the classic 1904...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I have been following the removal of downtown trees to make way for the Grand Prix with much interest. The entire incident saddens me as much as the removal of a huge number of trees in my community. A member of the board of directors in my development...
| Aug 17, 2011
Q. My boss thinks I walk on water and is ready to give me a large project. I'm just not sure I have all the skills to succeed at the project. On the other hand, I'd be set for a promotion if I do well. I'm getting insomnia trying to decide what to do....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:16 PM
OK, we all laughed at the pictures of the tipped lawn chair and the tilted picture and the fallen water bottle. But the 5.8-strength East Coast earthquake this week cracked and broke stones at a historic house of worship: the Washington National Cathedral...