August 16, 2011
The All Rap Round Robin has become a refreshing staple of Baltimore's underground hip-hop scene. That tradition continues Friday night at Floristree, and it's only getting bigger. Now in its fifth year, the annual showcase expands to 12 acts from last year's nine. (Thirteen if you include Secret Weapon Dave, the night's DJ.) That's a lot of performers, and you'd be forgiven for not knowing all of them. You can read my primer on the night's bill here . It'll be published in Wednesday's b and in the weekend edition of the Sun. Words can only do this unique event so much justice.
August 7, 1994
In his home state of Florida and at Philadelphia Park, The Material Boy launched his racing career by competing at distances usually reserved for quarterhorses.The experience served the gray colt well yesterday at Pimlico when The Material Boy came blazing out of the gate on the rail, led all the way and went on to a three-quarter-length victory over fast-closing Spanish Halo in the $50,000-added Primer Breeders' Cup Stakes."He's really fast," said jockey Mark Johnston, who rode The Material Boy for his third win on the card.
July 6, 1997
"Wall Street: How It Works and for Whom," by Doug Henwood. Verso. 372 pages. $25.Doug Henwood has no academic degrees in economics. She is prepared to be attacked as a dilettante, despite six years of research devoted to this book.In an effort to bring audience members into what they are quite likely to perceive as a stuffy tent, Henwood invokes a previous writer who tried explaining Wall Street to commoners. That previous writer is H.L. Mencken, who wrote an essay titled "The Dismal Science."
August 6, 1993
After a 12-year absence, a horse trained by H. Steward Mitchell returned to the winner's circle yesterday in the Primer Stakes.It was the fifth time in 17 runnings that a Mitchell runner has won the race, which jokingly has been referred to as the H. Steward Mitchell Stakes.In the late 1970s, the Bowie-based trainer won consecutive runnings of the race with Iron Derby, Iron Streak and Rare Wind, horses he had purchased in the Florida 2-year-old Sales. Then Mitchell won again in 1981 with Gay Christopher and was second in 1987 with Russian Diplomacy.
June 28, 1998
"What Every Parent Needs to Know About 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades," by Toni S. Bickart, Diane Trister Dodge and Judy R. Jablon. Sourcebooks, 1997; $12.95; 166 pages. (To order, call 800-43-BRIGHT.)Three educators researched what works and what is outdated in today's schools.Full of useful information and practical resources, this book empowers parents with knowledge and competence to become advocates for their child's early education.The authors provide clear descriptions about developmental stages of early learning, and their book includes a checklist so parents can compare their child's classroom to effective learning principles.
September 19, 2004
Punch up: http://money.cnn.com/pf/101/ Why it clicks: Money can be a complicated subject, but it needn't be overwhelming if you start by learning the basics. For a quick primer - or a refresher - turn to "Money 101," a 23-step program for mastering the basics of managing your finances. The download: Created by the writers and editors of Money magazine, this quick course touches on saving, budgeting, banking, investing, borrowing and planning for retirement, just to name a few topics. The information is delivered in easy-to-understand language that helps demystify complex topics.