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  • Hannah Arendt and the politics of storytelling

    Hannah Arendt and the politics of storytelling
    One of the most passionate defenders of oral storytelling was the celebrated German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906-1975). A brilliant philosopher, Arendt believed that storytelling was a vital element of the vita activa — the ways...
  • David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
  • City residents want more well-rounded education, higher standards

    City residents want more well-rounded education, higher standards
    A local nonprofit asked residents of Baltimore what they think about their public schools and found both optimism and frustration in neighborhoods from Pigtown to Hamilton. The survey showed city residents want a lot more from their schools, including...
  • 'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison

    'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison
    Cherron Phillips seemed to waver moments after a federal judge sentenced her to seven years in prison Tuesday for filing a series of bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top court officials. Phillips, a devotee of the sovereign citizen movement that doesn'...
  • Delray Beach author David Pollay wants readers to seek joy every day

    Delray Beach author David Pollay wants readers to seek joy every day
    Although life can present a deluge of struggles, afflictions and bad news, David Pollay says there are moments of joy to embrace every day. And he wants you to embrace them immediately. Too many people delay satisfaction and happiness, Pollay says,...
  • Terps enter second half with both weaknesses and reasons for optimism

    Terps enter second half with both weaknesses and reasons for optimism
    Maryland's football coaches convened inside Gossett Team House during the Terps' bye last week. They assessed how players fared during the first half of the season, analyzed what worked and what didn't from a game plan standpoint and also discussed what...
  • Go Away With ... Kanae Minato

    Go Away With ... Kanae Minato
    A former home economics teacher, Kanae Minato rocked Japan's literary world with her 2008 debut novel, "Confessions." A movie adaptation of the psychological thriller was selected as Japan's entry for the best foreign language film at the 2010 Academy...
  • Survey: Florida voters optimistic but divided on key issues

    Survey: Florida voters optimistic but divided on key issues
    Floridians want stricter gun laws. They don't want to pay sales tax on Internet purchases. And they don't want additional help going to immigrants who aren't in the country legally. Results of a large statewide survey on a range of issues released...
  • Firing animal control head was the right decision

    Sheriff Gary Borders demonstrated last week that he understands the elusive concepts of public trust and leadership when he fired a brand new animal control director for disregarding his philosophy on how to run the operation. Jacquelyn Johnston, who...
  • Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'

    Writer/director Damien Chazelle brings personal experience to 'Whiplash'
    You could take the torment from an ultra-demanding teacher and file it away somewhere in your memory, never to be heard from again outside of nightmares. Or you could do what Damien Chazelle did, using the high school jazz conductor who made his life as...
  • Les Plesko to be celebrated at UCLA

    When Les Plesko committed suicide in September 2013 in Venice, his legacy was in disarray. The author of three novels — “The Last Bongo Sunset” (1995), “Slow Lie Detector” (2009) and “Who I Was” (2012) —...