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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 24, 2009
James McBride had no idea Maryland's Eastern Shore would be the setting for his next novel when he first headed there about seven years ago. In fact, he says, he was on his way to Washington to research a book on the death of Abraham Lincoln when he impulsively decided to turn left on U.S. 50 instead of right. "I wanted to visit the house where Lincoln died," says McBride, a Brooklyn native with homes in New York and Bucks County, Pa. "I started driving down that way, but then I just veered off at Annapolis and started heading in the other direction."
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults. " The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of their barn on the Eastern Shore. There, they write and illustrate their series of satirical, subscription-based novels, which they proudly displayed Friday at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon. "Festivals like these are the best way to meet new readers," Swanson said.
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By From staff reports | August 17, 2008
Miracle at St. Anna : By James McBride: Riverhead / 307 pages / $15 James McBride's story of a Buffalo Soldier who befriends a 6-year-old Italian boy during World War II will hit the big screen next month under the direction of filmmaker Spike Lee. But until then, you can read the story in paperback. Inspired by real people and real events, the story tells of a group of black soldiers, cut off from their company, who find their humanity in a small Italian village.
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By Dave Rosenthal | January 8, 2013
Richard Ben Cramer had the gift of a great writer: an agile mind that generated entertaining books and magazine articles in topics as disparate as Middle East politics and baseball. The Chestertown, Md., resident, who died Monday at age 62, "had raw talent for writing and reporting and was just so damn good," said Tom Horton, a former Baltimore Sun colleague said in an obituary. "He was born to be a journalist and a writer. " His books ranged from "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life," a biography of the Yankee outfielder to "What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a look at the 1988 presidential campaign," to "How Israel Lost: The Four Questions," which wrestled with the decades-long conflict between the young country and Palestinians.
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By From staff reports | August 7, 2001
In Baltimore County County urges parents to register children for school by Aug. 15 TOWSON - The Baltimore County public school system asks parents to register their children for the 2001-2002 school year before Aug. 15, rather than wait for opening day. Early registration allows the system to evaluate students and adjust staff for unanticipated enrollment increases. Parents should contact their local school to arrange an appointment. Schools are open throughout the summer for registration.
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By Edward Gunts, Meredith Cohn, Mary Carole McCauley, Rashod D. Ollison, Tim Smith and Michael Sragow | February 12, 2009
POP MUSIC Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson with Noel Gourdin Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson are two of the most gifted song-stylists of their generation. Their new albums - Hathaway's Self Portrait and Patterson's Wine & Spirits - bloom with mature, passionate love songs. See the show, billed as a "Valentine Evening," Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest in Washington. Tickets are $65 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or going to ticketmaster.
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By David Rosenthal and Nancy Johnston and David Rosenthal and Nancy Johnston,dave.rosenthal@baltsun.com and nancy.johnston@baltsun.com | January 11, 2009
While your 2009 calendar is still fresh, start saving the dates for the area's top literary events. A yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth kicks off in Baltimore next weekend, and there are many other events for book lovers. Here's a sampling: Poe bicentennial : Start the party at 7 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, where Poe is buried. The event features a tribute by John Astin of The Addams Family, music and a theatrical performance. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
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By Dave Rosenthal | January 8, 2013
Richard Ben Cramer had the gift of a great writer: an agile mind that generated entertaining books and magazine articles in topics as disparate as Middle East politics and baseball. The Chestertown, Md., resident, who died Monday at age 62, "had raw talent for writing and reporting and was just so damn good," said Tom Horton, a former Baltimore Sun colleague said in an obituary. "He was born to be a journalist and a writer. " His books ranged from "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life," a biography of the Yankee outfielder to "What It Takes: The Way to the White House, a look at the 1988 presidential campaign," to "How Israel Lost: The Four Questions," which wrestled with the decades-long conflict between the young country and Palestinians.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2001
Two years ago, as Margery Couper contemplated what she hoped would be the gloriously frivolous summer between high school and college, she was shocked to find that Goucher College had other ideas. As an incoming freshman, she had to read a book - specifically, Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - and arrive on campus in the fall prepared for an in-depth discussion with her new classmates. "I was pretty mad," Couper, 20, and now a junior, remembers with a laugh.
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
Robbi Behr, 37, and Matthew Swanson, 38, specialize in what they call "odd, commercially nonviable picture books for adults. " The married couple quit their office jobs seven years ago to operate Idiots'books, a small, indie publishing house based out of their barn on the Eastern Shore. There, they write and illustrate their series of satirical, subscription-based novels, which they proudly displayed Friday at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon. "Festivals like these are the best way to meet new readers," Swanson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | September 24, 2009
James McBride had no idea Maryland's Eastern Shore would be the setting for his next novel when he first headed there about seven years ago. In fact, he says, he was on his way to Washington to research a book on the death of Abraham Lincoln when he impulsively decided to turn left on U.S. 50 instead of right. "I wanted to visit the house where Lincoln died," says McBride, a Brooklyn native with homes in New York and Bucks County, Pa. "I started driving down that way, but then I just veered off at Annapolis and started heading in the other direction."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Edward Gunts, Meredith Cohn, Mary Carole McCauley, Rashod D. Ollison, Tim Smith and Michael Sragow | February 12, 2009
POP MUSIC Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson with Noel Gourdin Lalah Hathaway and Rahsaan Patterson are two of the most gifted song-stylists of their generation. Their new albums - Hathaway's Self Portrait and Patterson's Wine & Spirits - bloom with mature, passionate love songs. See the show, billed as a "Valentine Evening," Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets Northwest in Washington. Tickets are $65 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or going to ticketmaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Rosenthal and Nancy Johnston and David Rosenthal and Nancy Johnston,dave.rosenthal@baltsun.com and nancy.johnston@baltsun.com | January 11, 2009
While your 2009 calendar is still fresh, start saving the dates for the area's top literary events. A yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth kicks off in Baltimore next weekend, and there are many other events for book lovers. Here's a sampling: Poe bicentennial : Start the party at 7 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Hall in Baltimore, where Poe is buried. The event features a tribute by John Astin of The Addams Family, music and a theatrical performance. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
NEWS
By From staff reports | August 17, 2008
Miracle at St. Anna : By James McBride: Riverhead / 307 pages / $15 James McBride's story of a Buffalo Soldier who befriends a 6-year-old Italian boy during World War II will hit the big screen next month under the direction of filmmaker Spike Lee. But until then, you can read the story in paperback. Inspired by real people and real events, the story tells of a group of black soldiers, cut off from their company, who find their humanity in a small Italian village.
NEWS
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2001
Two years ago, as Margery Couper contemplated what she hoped would be the gloriously frivolous summer between high school and college, she was shocked to find that Goucher College had other ideas. As an incoming freshman, she had to read a book - specifically, Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - and arrive on campus in the fall prepared for an in-depth discussion with her new classmates. "I was pretty mad," Couper, 20, and now a junior, remembers with a laugh.
NEWS
By From staff reports | August 7, 2001
In Baltimore County County urges parents to register children for school by Aug. 15 TOWSON - The Baltimore County public school system asks parents to register their children for the 2001-2002 school year before Aug. 15, rather than wait for opening day. Early registration allows the system to evaluate students and adjust staff for unanticipated enrollment increases. Parents should contact their local school to arrange an appointment. Schools are open throughout the summer for registration.
NEWS
By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,sun staff | January 21, 1996
"The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," by James McBride. Riverhead Books. 228 pages. $22.95 This book's subtitle should read: "A Black Man's 'loving' tribute ..." Ruchel Dwajra Zylska, known in America as Rachel Deborah Shilsky and, finally, known to all as Ruthie, is an amazing woman. The daughter of a rabbi and merchant, her youth remained a secret until her son sought out her past in his adulthood.Mr. McBride, a former staff writer for the Boston Globe, People magazine and the Washington Post has written a wonderful story that goes beyond race.
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By SUN STAFF | December 8, 2002
Anderson, Hida R. On December 1, 2002 HILDA RITA (nee Thompson), beloved wife of the late John W. Anderson. Survived by five daughters; one son; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers and other relatives and friends. Viewing at the LEWIS T. GWYNN FUNERAL HOME, 4517 Park Heights Avenue, Sunday 12 noon to 8 p.m. Family Hour Monday 10:30 to 11 a.m. at New Shiloh Baptist Church, Monroe St. and Clifton Ave. followed by the funeral service. Interment in King Memorial Park.
NEWS
By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,sun staff | January 21, 1996
"The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," by James McBride. Riverhead Books. 228 pages. $22.95 This book's subtitle should read: "A Black Man's 'loving' tribute ..." Ruchel Dwajra Zylska, known in America as Rachel Deborah Shilsky and, finally, known to all as Ruthie, is an amazing woman. The daughter of a rabbi and merchant, her youth remained a secret until her son sought out her past in his adulthood.Mr. McBride, a former staff writer for the Boston Globe, People magazine and the Washington Post has written a wonderful story that goes beyond race.
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