| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:20 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•A New Year, a New You. Mon., Jan. 30, 10 a.m. Free....
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:14 AM
"Titanoboa: Monster Snake" sounds like the title of a new Saturday creature feature on Syfy network. Forget Mega Python, Titanoboa was a living, breathing giant snake and it's coming to Smithsonian Channel April 1.
The remains of the largest snake to...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 5:51 PM
Scientists working in Laurel's Dinosaur Park on Wednesday excavated the largest dinosaur fossil found in Maryland in five years.
It's too early to say for sure what type of bone it was. "It's not a femur; maybe part of a femur head," said Smithsonian...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:00 AM
They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The lithographs in Joy M. Kiser's "America's Other Audubon" are works of great beauty and scientific accuracy. But behind them is a tragedy — the story of a hugely ambitious undertaking begun in heartbreak and completed in grief.
The art book...
| Mar 8, 2013
Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
| Apr 9, 2013
When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
| Jun 3, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Towards the end of this quiet though affective episode, Glen Bishop asks Don, "Why does everything turn out crappy?" Yikes, the kid is right. Well, in this hour anyway.
First things first: Saddled by severe money woes, a perceived failure in business and...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:58 PM
A proposed amendment to the dress code would have required Newport News students to wear shorts, skirts or dresses that fall to at least the knee.
The amendment was pushed by board member Pricillia Burnett, who said at last week's board meeting that...
| Jul 22, 2012
Charles R. Knight
The Artist Who Saw Through Time
Abrams: $40, 180 pp.
Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...