| Mar 21, 2006
The first-edition books inscribed by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller and Harry Houdini are back on the shelves. The cowboy-and-Indian paintings and etchings by Charles Russell and Edward Borein are once again hanging on the walls. The custom...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:25 PM
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Diahann Carroll is no theatrical Rip Van Winkle, although one might think that was the case, going by early reports of her recently announced return to Broadway next spring opposite Denzel...
| Dec 28, 2008
Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18)
Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
| Sep 26, 2008
An endearing mash-up of "The Crucible," "Schoolhouse Rock" and "High School Musical," Stephen Karam's "Speech and Debate" has all the virtues of youth: irreverence, smarts, a slight lack of specificity and more innocence than it imagines.
| Mar 15, 2010
| 8:35 PM
Dr. Arnall Patz, a Johns Hopkins University physician who discovered and eliminated a major cause of blindness in children, died Thursday of heart disease at his home in Pikesville, Md. He was 89.
The director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at...
| Nov 28, 2010
It's hard to imagine that the reading of picture books could be controversial, but this fall saw a considerable kerfuffle over a story in the New York Times that declared picture books to be in decline. In the midst of a perfectly respectable news story...