| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:32 PM
A group of veterans and local activists urged the Orange County Fair Board on Thursday to build a memorial garden at the fairgrounds that would honor veterans and the property's military heritage.
The garden would be an appropriate addition to the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Crimean Peninsula is squarely in the international spotlight. Crimea? I knew it was somewhere over there near southern Russia. I think I even knew it bordered the Black Sea. I didn't know Crimea is — was — part of Ukraine and had only a...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
At this time of year the cinematic conversation usually is centered on Oscar front-runners, or the best titles that screened […]...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Standing in a massive, 15-feet deep hole, city officials broke ground on a 44-unit affordable housing project that will give preferences to veterans on Wednesday.
The $20.4 million project for low-income residents at 327-331 W. Salem St. is expected to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, former eight-term Bay Area Rep. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey Jr. has dreamed of a Korean War battle moment he cannot shake: Peering into a trench he sees the terrified faces of his teenage opponents, clutching wicker baskets...
| Feb 14, 2014
Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
| Feb 16, 2014
Once again, my neighbor Babble was an eye-catching sight. He was wearing a skinny tie and skinny stovepipe pants — no mean feat, since he's not skinny. He had slicked-back hair, but was holding a shaggy wig in his hand. And for some reason, he had...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts.
The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Driving home from a performance of Handel's "Theodora" the night Pete Seeger died, I switched on the radio. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" was playing. It was an extraordinary concurrence.
Handel's oratorio concerns political protest. Christian...
| Feb 12, 2014
The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Ron Spencer, an artist who twice restored the painted designs on a Linthicum church's ceiling and walls, died Wednesday of bone cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 67.
Mr. Spencer, who lived in Baltimore, graduated from Baltimore City...