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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1998
She's the greatest actress you've probably never heard of, a movie siren whose image came to symbolize a generation, whose spirit Hollywood couldn't comprehend or contain, whose legacy shatters the notion that there's nothing sexy about silent films."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
It's difficult to imagine what Laura Moriarty's four novels would have been like if she had chosen a place to live other than Kansas, with its endless wheat fields and abundance of ordinary light. Moriarty, 42, focuses her gaze on the most common, everyday things in the world - a single mom cooking a grilled cheese sandwich, a visit to the convenience store - and finds in them characters and events of remarkable depth, complexity and variety. Though the author is a Marine's daughter who was born in Hawaii and spent her childhood in places renowned for their physical beauty, she decided as an adult to settle in Kansas.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
It's difficult to imagine what Laura Moriarty's four novels would have been like if she had chosen a place to live other than Kansas, with its endless wheat fields and abundance of ordinary light. Moriarty, 42, focuses her gaze on the most common, everyday things in the world - a single mom cooking a grilled cheese sandwich, a visit to the convenience store - and finds in them characters and events of remarkable depth, complexity and variety. Though the author is a Marine's daughter who was born in Hawaii and spent her childhood in places renowned for their physical beauty, she decided as an adult to settle in Kansas.
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By KATHERINE DUNN | November 22, 2006
Awell-rounded senior who plays classical piano and competes for the Time Out volleyball club, Brooks led the Mawrtians to their first volleyball championship, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference crown. Brooks is a powerful hitter, averaging just more than four kills per game, but she also has a strong all-around game. She has a 91 weighted academic average and scored 2,210 on her SATs. Brooks has committed to play volleyball at Washington & Lee, where she plans to study computer science.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | March 9, 1995
Paris. -- The New Yorker magazine has just observed its 70th birthday, with a perfumed double issue and a party. The celebration might better have been denominated in fortnights rather than years, though, since today's New Yorker came into being in October 1992, and is not the magazine founded by Harold Ross in 1925.The new New Yorker is a journal of gossip and insider reports on show-business and fashion, Washington politics, Madison Avenue and Wall Street dealing. It is a publication at the expensive end of a market which has the sordid London tabloid at its low end.I don't say the American tabloid, which has always been sophisticated, with a disabused and knowing attitude toward power and celebrity, a wise-guy attitude, whereas the London tabloid, like the new New Yorker, is in connivance with the people it writes about, whom it envies and indirectly flatters.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 25, 2001
Frank Wedekind's "Lulu" is a bloody, messy play about sex. Yet the production at Washington's Kennedy Center is far more unsettling than scandalous. "Nothing's shocking any longer," a character says in the first scene, and without downplaying the script's violence or sexuality, director Jonathan Kent's production reinforces that statement. And that's one of the most unsettling things about it. Although Wedekind's 1894 script spawned at least five silent movies (most notably G.W. Pabst's 1928 masterpiece, "Pandora's Box," starring Louise Brooks)
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By KATHERINE DUNN | November 22, 2006
Awell-rounded senior who plays classical piano and competes for the Time Out volleyball club, Brooks led the Mawrtians to their first volleyball championship, the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference crown. Brooks is a powerful hitter, averaging just more than four kills per game, but she also has a strong all-around game. She has a 91 weighted academic average and scored 2,210 on her SATs. Brooks has committed to play volleyball at Washington & Lee, where she plans to study computer science.
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September 2, 2003
Mary Louise "Polly" Brooks, a homemaker and community volunteer, died Friday of a respiratory ailment at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The longtime Anneslie resident was 85. Born Mary Louise Hiss in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville and Roland Park, she was a 1936 graduate of the former Baltimore Academy of the Visitation on Roland Avenue. Mrs. Brooks was a Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer. She played contract bridge, hooked rugs and did needlepoint. She also enjoyed reading.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1998
Louise Elizabeth Brooks, a Baltimore singer who sang with choirs in local productions of "Porgy and Bess" and "Showboat," died Dec. 4 of complications from diabetes at Sinai Hospital. She was 74.For more than 20 years, the northwest Baltimore resident sang soprano and often alto for church choirs and local gospel and secular groups."She had just a wonderful voice and always put so much feeling and emotion into everything she sang," said Lynette Wilkens, who sang with Mrs. Brooks in many choirs.
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September 6, 2003
Services Mary Louise Brooks: A memorial Mass for Mary Louise "Polly" Brooks, an Anneslie resident and community volunteer who died Aug. 29 at age 85, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads, Rodgers Forge.
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September 2, 2003
Mary Louise "Polly" Brooks, a homemaker and community volunteer, died Friday of a respiratory ailment at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The longtime Anneslie resident was 85. Born Mary Louise Hiss in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville and Roland Park, she was a 1936 graduate of the former Baltimore Academy of the Visitation on Roland Avenue. Mrs. Brooks was a Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer. She played contract bridge, hooked rugs and did needlepoint. She also enjoyed reading.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | June 25, 2001
Frank Wedekind's "Lulu" is a bloody, messy play about sex. Yet the production at Washington's Kennedy Center is far more unsettling than scandalous. "Nothing's shocking any longer," a character says in the first scene, and without downplaying the script's violence or sexuality, director Jonathan Kent's production reinforces that statement. And that's one of the most unsettling things about it. Although Wedekind's 1894 script spawned at least five silent movies (most notably G.W. Pabst's 1928 masterpiece, "Pandora's Box," starring Louise Brooks)
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1998
Louise Elizabeth Brooks, a Baltimore singer who sang with choirs in local productions of "Porgy and Bess" and "Showboat," died Dec. 4 of complications from diabetes at Sinai Hospital. She was 74.For more than 20 years, the northwest Baltimore resident sang soprano and often alto for church choirs and local gospel and secular groups."She had just a wonderful voice and always put so much feeling and emotion into everything she sang," said Lynette Wilkens, who sang with Mrs. Brooks in many choirs.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1998
She's the greatest actress you've probably never heard of, a movie siren whose image came to symbolize a generation, whose spirit Hollywood couldn't comprehend or contain, whose legacy shatters the notion that there's nothing sexy about silent films."
NEWS
By WILLIAM PFAFF | March 9, 1995
Paris. -- The New Yorker magazine has just observed its 70th birthday, with a perfumed double issue and a party. The celebration might better have been denominated in fortnights rather than years, though, since today's New Yorker came into being in October 1992, and is not the magazine founded by Harold Ross in 1925.The new New Yorker is a journal of gossip and insider reports on show-business and fashion, Washington politics, Madison Avenue and Wall Street dealing. It is a publication at the expensive end of a market which has the sordid London tabloid at its low end.I don't say the American tabloid, which has always been sophisticated, with a disabused and knowing attitude toward power and celebrity, a wise-guy attitude, whereas the London tabloid, like the new New Yorker, is in connivance with the people it writes about, whom it envies and indirectly flatters.
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September 13, 2007
On September 12, 2007 DAVID C. SR., beloved husband of Diane M. Brooks (nee Marcin), devoted father of David Brooks, Jr. and his wife Rose, Aaron R. Brooks and his wife Lisa and Jordan D. Brooks. Loving grandfather of Summer and Gabrielle Brooks, beloved son of Charles and Louise Brooks. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the SCHIMUNEK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 9705 Belair Rd. (at Forge Rd.) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
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March 11, 2004
Suddenly on March 8, 2004, DAVID A., survived by his wife of 29 years Louise (nee Brooks); his children Erik and Sarah; brother William Bowles and his wife Becky, sisters Jane Bowles and Mary Salminen and her husband Eric; also survived by a niece and nephews. Christian Wake service will be held at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home (Kingsville) 11750 Belair Rd. Thursday 7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen's Church, Bradshaw Friday 10:00 AM. Interment Holly Hill Cemetery.
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