| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
I am the Realtor that was the agent for the seller of the land that was sold to the Chin Baptist Church. Shortly after this became public knowledge I was approached by a neighbor. He told me this had to be stopped because if you let one Korean into the...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In a new twist on a centuries-old tradition, the Rev. Sheila McJilton of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church offered Ashes to Go at the Laurel MARC station during the morning commute on Ash Wednesday.
"Ashes to Go is a way to bring the presence of God...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Feb 6, 2013
King cake rules over New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, a beloved, edible symbol of the anything-goes vibe of Carnival in the Crescent City.
Ring-shaped, gaudily decorated with golds, greens and purples, and always containing a hidden trinket of...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Who has published more novels: Harper Lee or Snooki, of MTV's at-long-last-finished "Jersey Shore"?
Writing under her full name, Nicole Polizzi, Snooki has published as many novels ("A Shore Thing" and "Gorilla Beach") as she's reportedly read ("Dear...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:12 AM
2012 will rank among the top five warmest years on record in Baltimore, and it was memorable for many other weather events -- from a mild winter to tornadoes to a "derecho" to Superstorm Sandy.
Here are some highlights:
- Extremes included a 13-degree...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The recent tragedy in Newtown brings forth, understandably, questions about poetry.
Can I communicate my grief by writing a poem?
Can I find solace or an answer in poetry?
Newspaper and magazine editors know, to their chagrin, that the response to...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:04 PM
In Nick Flynn’s new book, “The Reenactments,” the memoirist and poet delivers a meditation on the peculiar experience of watching his life story become a movie. Starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano, the Paul Weitz-...
| Feb 16, 2012
At first sight, it comes across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I'm happy to see the Tribune editorial board, in its wisdom, agreeing with me about the proper time to take down Christmas/winter holiday lights: The prevailing rule is that such lights should be put in storage in the first part......
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the season of Lent and Catholics are called to prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this holy season. With that in mind, Catholic Charities of Central Florida has developed a new Lenten program, “40 Ways in 40...