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October 6, 2011
M.T. Smith, of Randallstown, recently released a book, "A Familiar Murder," on Amazon.com. The murder mystery takes the reader through Baltimore neighborhoods while solving a crime being perpetrated on the elderly. Smith is a former creative director for Guild Communications Inc, a community relations firm in Greenbelt. McDonogh School Director of Aquatics Scott Ward, of Owings Mills, has been named the recipient of the Thomas R. Harper Endowed Teaching Chair. This award was established in 2001 by alumnus Bob Chilstrom to honor his 1963 classmate, Tom Harper, who retired in 2004 after teaching English at McDonogh School for 36 years.The Harper Chair recognizes outstanding service to the school by a faculty or staff member.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
When the writer Peter Mehlman was working on the television show "Seinfeld," he could be counted on to come up with the tiniest, most insignificant - and ultimately, the most memorable - plots. It was Mehlman, now 58 and a Los Angeles resident, who explored snack-eating etiquette at parties, and Mehlman who decided that the show's female lead, Elaine, would hoard contraceptive sponges. And it was Mehlman who coined several catchphrases that have entered the cultural lexicon, from "yada yada" to gloss over a conversation, "sponge-worthy" to describe a hot date and "double-dipping" to refer to the practice of dunking a snack into a sauce at a party, taking a bite and then dunking it again into the same container.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
One of the most widely read young authors of the year is shopping for a book deal. Rebecca Martinson, whose furious email to her sorority sisters at University of Maryland became a national sensation, has teamed up with the creators of White Girl Problems to write a novel, the New Republic reports. Martinson has not responded to a request for comment, and we don't know the subject of her novel. But, if Martinson follows her creative writing teacher's advice and writes about what she knows, we can imagine the novel would be about anger, sorority politics, pleasing frat boys, and people who should punch themselves in the face (which, apparently, was most members of her former sorority)
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Baltimore's Theatre Project 2014-15 season features a mix of cutting-edge shows and those with an established track record. The line-up, which the theater's artistic team announced on Tuesday in a news release, ranges from Charlie Bethel's one-man version of Homer's "The Odyssey," to storyteller Jon Spelman's musings about mortality in "The Prostate Dialogues" to an operatic version of Jane Austen's novel, "Mansfield Park" performed by the...
NEWS
October 23, 2013
One of the most widely read young authors of the year is shopping for a book deal. Rebecca Martinson, whose furious email to her sorority sisters at University of Maryland became a national sensation, has teamed with the creators of White Girl Problems to write a novel, the New Republic reports. Martinson has not responded to a request for comment, and we don't know the subject of her novel. But, if Martinson follows her creative writing teacher's advice and writes about what she knows, we can imagine the novel would be about anger, sorority politics, pleasing frat boys, and people who should punch themselves in the face (which, apparently, were most members of her former sorority)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Because the Baltimore-area novelist Alice McDermott possesses a painterly eye that delights in the way things look and sound and smell and taste, it can be easy to miss her underlying focus. For the National Book Award-winning author, each small sensory jolt that originates in this world is a gateway to a more incorporeal realm. "Marie takes a spiritual journey in this novel," McDermott says of the heroine of her newly released book, "Someone: A Novel. " "She goes from not understanding at all to not quite understanding to understanding a little bit. Early in the book, her brother makes an absolutely outrageous proposition from the Gospel of Matthew, that all the hairs on our heads are counted and that we're not alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
When the writer Peter Mehlman was working on the television show "Seinfeld," he could be counted on to come up with the tiniest, most insignificant - and ultimately, the most memorable - plots. It was Mehlman, now 58 and a Los Angeles resident, who explored snack-eating etiquette at parties, and Mehlman who decided that the show's female lead, Elaine, would hoard contraceptive sponges. And it was Mehlman who coined several catchphrases that have entered the cultural lexicon, from "yada yada" to gloss over a conversation, "sponge-worthy" to describe a hot date and "double-dipping" to refer to the practice of dunking a snack into a sauce at a party, taking a bite and then dunking it again into the same container.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Diane Scharper, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2011
Twelve -year-old Connor Sullivan has anger-management problems. How he grapples with his temper drives the plot of "Hothead," an entertaining first young-adult novel by legendary Orioles infielder and Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd . With its conflict-driven plot, the story is a page-turner. Add concrete details and strong verbs (Cowherd's signature touch), and the story will engage even kids who might have more interest in baseball than in reading.
NEWS
By Dave Rosenthal | February 23, 2012
J.K. Rowling, who created the fabulously successful Harry Potter series of book -- and movies -- will publish her first adult novel, Little, Brown and Co. announced today. The title, date for  worldwide publication and further details about the novel will be announced later in the year, the publisher said. Rowling's website simply shows an enticing, mysterious, yellow book entitled "The New Book. " Clever, that. Rowling said in statement via the publisher, “Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series ... . The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher.
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Susan Reimer | May 6, 2013
When it comes to books, I guess you could call me a voracious listener. I have been commuting about an hour to and from work for more than 30 years, and during that time I bet I've listened to a couple of thousand books. First on tape, now on compact discs. If you had to sit in traffic that long every day - and it is worst on a Friday in summer, when everyone is trying to cross the Bay Bridge - you'd listen to anything that might distract you, too. And I have delved into a wide range of titles, from history to historical fiction to murder mysteries to true crime.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library . When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the experience. "One of my favorite hotels is The Library Hotel in New York City," said Hayden, president emeritus of the American Library Association. "It's definitely more than a hotel stay; it's a literary experience. " Housed in a 1912 Neo¿Gothic style "sliver building" - just 25 feet wide and 100 feet long - the luxury hotel is located steps from the New York Public Library.
HEALTH
By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
When eight high school students are commissioned to make a graphic novel about sexual health, don't be surprised if the result includes pet dragons, a troll with genital warts and a guy named Funk Master Flexin'. These comedic touches appear in a booklet created during a six-week summer program for students at the Baltimore City Health Department that aims to raise awareness about sexual health and the department's relocated young adult center in Druid Hill. Meeting twice a week beginning July 8, the students were asked to write, photograph, draw, scan and digitally edit three stories about sexually transmitted diseases and birth control, and assemble them in a booklet.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away - all the while plotting the destruction of some of the inhabitants. Fesperman interviewed drone operators stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada while doing research for his ninth thriller, "Unmanned," which is being released Wednesday. Most drone operators, he found, are former elite fighter pilots.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Reading one of Jennifer Weiner's contemporary novels of manners is a bit like biting into an apple. The experience is full of flavor, more crisp than juicy, and refreshingly tart. Partly, that's because the novels typically are narrated by a heroine who, like Weiner herself, is an acute and witty observer of social norms into which she doesn't quite fit. Weiner's 10th novel, "All Fall Down," features Allison Weiss, who has everything she once wanted - a husband and daughter she loves, an interesting job, a stately house in the suburbs - but finds herself sliding into an addiction to prescription pain medication.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
The debut novel of a 30-year-old author born in the Baltimore area and now living in Owings Mills is landing higher and higher on Amazon.com 's list of top-selling new releases in gay paperback fiction. Jeremy Scott Blaustein attended the Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Towson, studied theater at Shenandoah University and was an award-winning Broadway producer for six years before returning to the Baltimore area about a year ago to begin writing his novel, "The Home for Wayward Ladies" -- about three gay friends fresh out of theater school and living in Manhattan.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
One of author Steven Galloway's most vivid childhood memories is of sitting at a picnic table when he was about 5 years old, playing checkers with his great-uncle Johnny. "He let me beat him, and I knew he let me beat him," Galloway said recently when describing the inspiration for his new book, "The Confabulist. " "But I felt incredibly proud and happy because that meant that I had some merit in his world. "The problem is that Uncle Johnny died the year before I was born. " Since making that unsettling realization, Galloway, now 38, has been fascinated by false recollections.
FEATURES
By Cox Newspapers | May 17, 2001
ATLANTA - Several news organizations have jumped into the fight over whether the protectors of "Gone With the Wind" can block the publication of the new novel "The Wind Done Gone." CNN, Cox Enterprises and the Tribune Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune and The Sun, said in "friend of the court" briefs that they "are extremely concerned about the implications of a federal court issuing a preliminary injunction blocking publication of a potentially significant work of fiction that comments on the evils of slavery."
FEATURES
By Nancy Pate | October 30, 1994
Although Anne Rice is the most famous of contemporary vampire novelists, she is by no means the only one.Several hundred vampire novels have been published in the past 25 years, with writers such as Chelsea Yarbro, Fred Saberhagen, P. N. Elrod, Tanith Lee, Lori Herter and Elaine Bergstrom turning out multiple tales. Horrormeisters Stephen King, Peter Straub and Clive Barker have all tried their hand at fictional vampires.Here's a look at some of the latest offerings in the genre:* "The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula," by Roderick Anscombe (Hyperion, $22.95)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch. On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no experience in the building trades, a new degree from Harvard University and a bewildering mix of aspirations that combined literature and woodworking. The older man understandably was skeptical. "Show up tomorrow and we'll see how you do," he told Olshan.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones. " Deadline: Hollywood reports that Benioff and Weiss have made a deal with Fox to write, direct and produce the movie adaptation of Hunter's novel, the story of a trio of violent prison escapees, led by the anti-heroic Lamar Pye, being pursued by a dogged state trooper.
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