| Sep 21, 2011
Quick, how many members make up the congressional debt-reduction committee? Why did (fill in the blank) flame-out in his run for president? Where was the epicenter of the Great Earthquake of '11, which cracked nerves and the Washington Monument?
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:27 PM
'The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman'
By Meg Wolitzer
Dutton, $16.99, ages 10-14
Meg Wolitzer follows middle-schoolers Duncan, April and Nate to the annual Scrabble National Championship, where they meet for the first time. April's entire family are jocks...
| Oct 20, 2011
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•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a....
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Transamerica Tower in downtown Baltimore now has Transamerica employees working in it — with more to come.
After months of preparation by the insurance and financial services company, 340 workers arrived Monday for their first day at 100 Light St....
| Nov 8, 2011
For marriage and family therapist Jaelline Jaffe, couples torn asunder by a third party these days does not necessarily involve the proverbial other woman, or man, but an affair with video gaming.
"It can feel like you're being abandoned if they start...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 6:48 PM
The secular holidays of America are a mixed bag for me. I like some of them. I dislike most of them. And I love one of them beyond words.
I like Veterans Day because it reminds me of the noble sacrifice of Americans who have served and even died to...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Plans to renovate the Thomas Calhoun Walker Educational Center have hit a bit of a snag, with the bidding process slowed by the complexity of the project.
In an update from schools and county staff on Tuesday night, the Gloucester School Board learned...
| 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 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 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...