| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Rabbi Mark Winer, Ph.D. — an international interfaith scholar and leader who played a crucial role in the airlift of Ethiopian Jews from Ethiopia to Israel — will give a lecture titled "Let My People Go: Ethiopian Exodus" at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!"
That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
I WAS reminded of...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:40 PM
Edwin H. Brandt Jr., a retired Baltimore Sun editor and author who led its sports department and covered 1950s Baltimore Orioles and Colts games, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 85....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"RON? I have a name. It's Dorothy. It's not Tootsie or Toots or Sweetie or Honey or Doll."
"No, just Dorothy. Alan's always Alan; Tom's always Tom and John's always John. It's Dorothy. Capital D-O-R-O-T-H-Y."
THAT'S Dustin Hoffman, in...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I CAN'T believe Mother did this eight times!"
So said Cheryl Crane, daughter of the late movie queen Lana Turner, on the day of Cheryl's own (first) wedding.
After 40 years together, Cheryl and her partner, "Josh" LeRoy, tied the knot last week....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"A WOMAN should be two things: classy and fabulous," said Coco Chanel.
I have loved Judi Dench since I discovered her on British TV and then met her through my elegant friend, George Trescher, who was a devout anglophile.
She is a delightful person, not...
| Dec 4, 2014
Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1.
Ship repair: General Dynamics...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other.