| Mar 8, 2009
The Winter Sun
Notes on a Vocation
Graywolf Press: 210 pp., $15 paper
"The formation of our relationship to the world (for some of us) is experienced as an unfolding." This is how poet and essayist Fanny Howe has always written about the...
| Sep 21, 2003
Early in his career, an aspiring novelist faces a moment when he must decide to take his vocation seriously or else remain a dreamer, unpublished and unconsidered.
Michael Mewshaw's occurred in the office of legendary Random House editor Albert Erskine....
| Dec 1, 2013
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently.
•The Great Canadian Travel Company is offering an unusual hiking experience with Hiking the High Caucasus, a nine-day, eight-night...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Tom Hiddleston had just spent six weeks living inside the melancholy mind-set of a vampire for a new Jim Jarmusch film when he turned up for the first day of shooting on “Thor: The Dark World.”
Ready to reprise his role as the treacherous...
| Sep 30, 2013
On a late September day just over 92 years ago, a squadron of Martin NBS-1 bombers from Langley Field took off on a mission that helped change the history of warfare.
Flying high over the Chesapeake Bay, the 42.75-foot-long biplanes dropped their...
| Aug 20, 2013
Thank you for Carol Browner's commentary appreciating Gov. Martin O'Malley's climate change efforts ("The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change," Aug. 18). However, she didn't mention that Governor O'Malley could also reach out to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A Kent County man swam for more than five hours through the dangerous waters of Tangier Sound this week to seek help for four family members after the boat they were fishing in capsized during a sudden thunderstorm.
John Franklin Riggs III, 46, of...
| Jun 9, 2013
The rockfish spring trophy season had arrived, and you fishermen know where the nose of the Old Sea Dog was pointed.
Smith Island was on the radar, and a few members of the dog pound— Bad Dog Fuller and Good Dog Hoffman — were hankering...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Having been raised in Baltimore, and lived in larger cities, it was with trepidation that I moved to the Eastern Shore many years ago. I have learned to appreciate the values, the culture and the hard work of the farmers and watermen who live here....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Anthony Bourdain heads to Myanmar for the debut of his CNN show. Get ready for “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” bowing at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Bourdain will receive heavy exposure on CNN's weekends. “Parts Unknown” will repeat...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...