| Sep 1, 2013
Fifty years ago, I never thought the March on Washington would attract an estimated 250,000 people or be a watershed moment in advancing civil rights. Fifty years later, I can't believe that, as a nation, we have already lost so much of the ground...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Thursday's $765-million settlement between the National Football League and 4,500 retired NFL players underscores two key facts about traumatic brain injury: that it is difficult to prove and measure -- especially many years after the fact -- and that its...
| Aug 28, 2013
It was a spur-of-the-moment thing that became momentous. Monica Ratliff, outspent by nearly $2 million, improbably won election to the L.A. Unified School District board. She's a second-generation teacher — her mother teaches Spanish at a charter...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Sidney S. Forrest, an esteemed clarinet teacher who had taught generations of students at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music in Washington, died Aug. 9 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from injuries...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Sid Bernstein, a music promoter who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday in his sleep at...
| Aug 18, 2013
The Advanced Placement data from high schools around Maryland show how great the academic divide is between the best students.
Students at the highest-performing high schools — from Dulaney High in Baltimore County to Severna Park in Anne...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Last August, Vaché Thomassian celebrated his sister's whirlwind wedding — complete with a traditional church ceremony and a tour of the bride and groom's favorite locations in Armenia.
The two were so in love and their friends and families...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Soda has already been blamed for making kids obese. New research blames the sugary drinks for behavioral problems in children too.
Analyzing data from 2,929 families, researchers linked soda consumption to aggression, attention problems and social...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:34 PM
By Rebecca Massie Lane
Special to The Herald-Mail
Painter Brad Clever of Chambersburg, Pa., won Best of Show at the 81st annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition for his oil on wood panel painting, “Milk Glass and Peppers.” His...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Berkley Allan Thomas Jr., a retired cultural arts publicist and actor, died of dementia complications July 31 at the Summit Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. The former Charles Village and Highlandtown resident was 80.
Born in Scarsdale, N.Y., he...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Those who think there's not much to do at the University of Iowa, think again. The school has beaten out other contenders, including UC Santa Barbara, to win the title as top party school.
A Princeton Review survey found students ranked Iowa as tops...