| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:58 PM
The Global Lens 2013 film series at the Capitol Theatre opens with a comedy from India and a film described as a “darkly funny, gorgeously gritty portrait” of Beijing's disaffected youth.
The film from India, “Shyamal Uncle Turns Off...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:28 AM
Years after vanishing in Iran, retired FBI agent appears in hostage video: 'Please help me'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished years ago in Iran, issued a plea to his kidnappers Friday and, for the first...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 8:16 PM
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Fleeing medical staff abandoned patients to a fire that killed 89 people Friday as black smoke poured through the seven-story hospital in this city in eastern India, officials said. Six administrators were arrested....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:14 PM
George Platt, a former New York theatrical producer who became a promotions director for a garden supply firm, died of renal failure Oct. 6 at Envoy Rehabilitation and Nursing in Pikesville. He was 90 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born in Baltimore, he...
| May 29, 2010
| 8:28 AM
CALCUTTA, India -- Railway authorities canceled all night trains in an eastern Indian state Saturday after a passenger express train derailed and was hit by a cargo train, killing at least 115 people and injuring hundreds. The government accused Maoist...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 3:04 PM
With Halloween right around the corner, I think it's the perfect time to grab some fun-sized candy bars (I suggest 100 Grand), snuggle up with a good short story and get scared stiff.
I asked the authors and editors I spoke with about the state of the...
| Apr 12, 2008
By Wendy Smith
nyone familiar with "In Extremis," her Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of poet Laura Riding, knows Deborah Baker has little interest in conventional lives or conventional narrative.
Her new book, "A Blue Hand," which mostly follows...
| Jan 31, 2008
| 11:46 PM
Fears of a global bird flu pandemic that once dominated headlines have largely vanished in the West, but four years after the virus began ravaging Asian poultry, it continues to quietly spread.
Most global health officials continue to warn that the virus...