| Apr 18, 2014
An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
I ran my first Boston Marathon in 1965.
I will never forget the sheer physical experience, the pain, fatigue and exhaustion. But equally, I will never forget the emotional high — the rising excitement as the miles wore on, the cheering of the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Beth Schiavino-Narváez, administradora en el sistema escolar de Montgomery en Maryland, ha sido nombrada la próximo superintendente escolar de la ciudad.
La Junta de educación ha designado a Schiavino-Narváez durante una reunión especial el lunes que...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
It's not often you hear of a traditional Irish band that features the name of an impoverished African nation in its title.
But the Tanzania Ceili Band, which performs lively Irish music for social dancing, isn't your average group.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:05 AM
When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.
Little did the retired Howard...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 14, 2014
Love is brutalized throughout Gina Frangello's second novel, "A Life in Men." The pursuit of it, the act, the possibility. Love is what two young American women think they want, are perhaps even owed, but violence — premeditated, haphazard, self-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Grace S. Rand, a retired Baltimore County public school librarian and former Reisterstown resident, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. She was 94.
The daughter of Edmund S. Scull, a Bethlehem Steel Corp....
| Jan 10, 2014
Friday's print column From the request line: "A column on the collapse (or not) of the liberal/progressive narrative in light of the Obamacare debacle." Don't get me wrong, I'm not hard up for column ideas. But they're all my ideas,......
| May 29, 2013
I promised in my Thursday column to run the full texts of two items relating to the Boy Scouts' recent decision to allow openly gay boys to be Scouts. One was an email I received from Mario Machado (above, with......
| Feb 20, 2013
When artist Dan Goods arrived at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they gave him a six-month shot. In May, he'll have been there 10 years as JPL's "visual strategist." He glued soda bottles to the roof of his Taurus to create music on an m.p.h. pipe organ....