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  • Chris Christie kicks off inauguration day with morning prayer

    NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a...
  • Ferocious snowstorm creates new traffic jam for Christie inaugural

    SOMEWHERE ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE -- It is perhaps fitting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose role after Hurricane Sandy garnered him much praise, would be inaugurated to his second term during a surprisingly ferocious snowstorm that is...
  • Clearing Out Clutter Is Terrifying

    I've just tidied up my life and now I can't do a thing with it. It serves me right for having made decisions and taking action instead of making the usual resolutions — swearing to lose weight, eat better, be kinder and, you know, otherwise...
  • Three new 20-minute operas on American themes

    Three new 20-minute operas on American themes
    The other day (OK, it was last week -- your humble correspondent has been way behind on everything lately), Washington National Opera presented the premieres of three 20-minute pieces that as part of itsĀ  second annual American Opera Initiative. I found...
  • Gertrude A. 'Trudy' Mugele, homemaker

    Gertrude A. 'Trudy' Mugele, homemaker
    Gertrude A. "Trudy" Mugele, a homemaker and former administrative assistant who instilled in her children the enduring value of a good education, died Oct. 24 of heart failure at her Lutherville home. She was 90. The daughter of Francis and Bronislava...
  • Apodaca: Moms are the best 'men' for the job

    My son needed toadstools. In 20 minutes. We had just been through a hot, dry spell, and I had no idea where I'd find them, but extra credit in honors biology was on the line, so I put on my Super Mom cape and leapt to the rescue. I called Roger's...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Recovery, stuggles continue one year later

    Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
  • Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield

    Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield
    Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later. Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
  • Visit to Greek island of ancestors offers lesson on longevity [Commentary]

    Wedded to the mantra that money is better spent on experiences than on the latest roll-out from Apple, we visited Ikaria, the deliciously isolated and funky island in the Aegean Sea. It so happened that all four of my grandparents were born on this...
  • PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history

    PBS' 'Latino Americans' aims to expand on a complex U.S. history
    When Jeff Bieber was growing up as "a Jewish kid from Queens," his awareness of Mexican American border culture largely consisted of owning a Davy Crockett coonskin cap. "I suppose you knew about the Alamo, but the word 'Tejano,' I had no clue," says...
  • American Opera Initiative's second season includes premiere of Baltimore team

    American Opera Initiative's second season includes premiere of Baltimore team
    The American Opera Initiative, a worthy project launched last year by Washington National Opera, will be back this season with more premieres. Three 20-minute operas on American subjects, including a work by the Baltimore team of composer Joshua...