| Jul 7, 2012
| 6:19 PM
Fourteen-year-old Carl Bradley sank long jump after long jump Saturday from the Xtreme Basketball Xhibition courts at Baltimore's African American Festival in a sweat-soaked gray T-shirt, while his former NBA star father, Dudley Bradley, hung out in the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Joseph Patrick Byrne, founder and proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub, a popular Locust Point tavern with a reputation as a venue for Irish music that went well beyond Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Harbor Hospital.
The former Cockeysville...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Four years ago, Drew Houston was just another super-smart hacker with ambitions of starting his own company.
He'd strap on headphones to block out everything but the endorphin rush as he cranked code late into the night on a new service that instantly...
| Jan 22, 2012
Rarely has a city been as in love with a shipping company as Rotterdam, Netherlands, is with the Holland America line.
So July 3, when the 1997 Rotterdam VI left the Netherlands' second-largest city for New York City, the Dutch turned out in force to...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
County Councilman Jerry Walker plans to introduce a bill at Monday night's council meeting that would declare English the official language of Anne Arundel County.
The Gambrills Republican said the bill is the first in a series he plans to press that...
| Aug 15, 2012
Joe Kubert was never a superstar comics artist — his work didn't have the necessary bombast or polished edges — but the man who drew ragged, soulful soldiers in "Sgt. Rock," "The Haunted Tank" and "Enemy Ace" did something his characters would...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
| Dec 15, 2012
The bronze figure of Thomas Jefferson rises 19 feet in his Pantheon-style memorial in Washington, D.C. It suits the third president's oversize life. And it underscores the ongoing debate about his stature, examined in five new books about him.
| Nov 22, 2012
| 10:45 AM
After suffering significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will not reopen to tourists this year, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
According to the NPS, the Statue of Liberty, its pedestal and base...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
| Dec 10, 2010
If you're feeling a bit stressed about your holiday entertaining plans, listening to Chris Giftos talk about his experiences should calm you.
There was the time that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton was coming for a dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of...