| Apr 17, 2013
You figured it would always be this way: you, all your brothers and sisters plus their kids, gathering for holidays or summer barbecues much the way you did when your parents were alive.
Without your dad who died a dozen years ago or your mom who passed...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton and the “TableTop” team over at Geek & Sundry are hoping that their zeal for board ......
| Jun 4, 2013
If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again. According to psychologist and health and wellness expert Dennis Kravetz, not only can you continue to learn as you age, but keeping your brain fit can help you live longer.
"People who are...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:32 PM
GSN is bringing back its popular original series The American Bible Challenge for Season 2 starting March 21. The one-hour game show tests contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, and Season 2 finds 18 new teams putting forward that knowledge. Jeff...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A TV commercial that pushes the taste envelope: The resulting image in my mind's eye is cricky -- a combination of creepy and icky. I'm reminded, though, of this description of how tournament-level Scrabble players cheat: There’s “banking...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was sometime around the 30-minute mark of episode 11 of the new Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” that I suddenly felt that going to a women’s prison might not be so bad. Even life-affirming.
I was in the process...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Doris W. Wagner, a former registered nurse who helped plan and design Carroll County's first adult day care center, died Sept. 11 of meningioma at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
The longtime Mount Airy resident was 86.
The daughter of a wallpaper...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Garden Theatre is building a reputation as a place that hosts quality productions by other companies — TheatreWorks Florida's "Little Shop of Horrors" and Beth Marshall Presents' "The Diviners," to name two from this season. That reputation will...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:45 PM
'Liar & Spy'
By Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, ages 9-12
The neatest books often begin cryptically. Rebecca Stead's first chapter, titled "The Science Unit of Destiny," begins like this: "There's this totally false map of the human tongue."...
| Aug 4, 2012
Start with the mischievous humor found inDr. Seuss' children's books.
Then blend in the edginess of Grimms' fairy tales and the darkness of illustrator Edward Gorey.
Toss in the subterranean craziness of "Alice in Wonderland" and you might start to...
| Aug 22, 2012
Everyone will exhibit some kind of cognitive decline with advancing years. But the idea that we can shield ourselves from the most devastating brain diseases,Alzheimer's disease and dementia, is an intriguing prospect and an area of great interest to...