January 23, 2013
Within the next week, South River senior Bre Bolden should score her 1,000 t h career point. The slashing 5-foot-9 guard, also known for her defense, averages 18.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.3 steals and 3.2 assists for the Seahawks (11-2). Bolden, 17, and the Seahawks are undefeated in the Anne Arundel County league heading into Friday night's game at Glen Burnie. For the last two seasons, the Seahawks' season has ended in the regionals against North Point, but Bolden said she and her teammates are focused on breaking through to states this winter.
January 9, 2013
On Tuesday, the latest release from Baltimore emo act Pianos Become the Teeth was released digitally. It is a split 7" with Touche Amore, the excellent post-hardcore act from Los Angeles. The record is also Pianos' first release since "The Lack Long After," its sophomore album from November 2011. You can stream both songs here . Pianos' contribution, "Hiding," can be streamed above. It is a noticeable leap forward, not because vocalist Kyle Durfey sings more than he screams, but because he sounds surprisingly great doing so. This makes for another new, exciting development: His lyrics, an asset for the quintet, can be deciphered with (relative)
November 28, 2012
Pardon the radio silence around here lately. The baby is on round two of teething, and he's not happy. The song goes, "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy," but I think it's more likely, "If baby ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. " We're all short on sleep, even the preschooler, who can't help but be disturbed when his next-room-neighbor is waking up inconsolable several times a night. My husband and I have been taking turns stumbling into the baby's room, offering bottles, hugs, snuggles, teething rings.
November 1, 2012
Shavon Carter arrived at the dentist's office Thursday morning with her five young sons and an orange bucket full of Halloween candy. Before their appointments, the East Baltimore family traded their trick-or-treat bounty for a toy in a swap program that combines preventive dentistry with Operation Troop Treats — care packages for members of the military serving overseas. "This is teaching them how to give," Carter said of her children. "They might not be so willing to part with their candy, but that doesn't matter.
July 13, 2012
Benjamin H. Passey, assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Nature of Research : Passey was part of an international team that analyzed the diet of Australopithecus sediba , a human-like primate that lived 2 million to 3 million years ago in what is now South Africa. Researchers used a laser to vaporize bits of fossilized tooth enamel from two individuals that had been recovered. Using mass spectrometry, they detected in the vapor the chemical fingerprints of the foods consumed.
June 20, 2012
Regarding Dan Rodricks ' column on Wall Street and dental insurance, he seems to think that everyone who invests in the stock market and Wall Street is wealthy and can carry the economy, health care and a multitude of other liberal causes ("Wall Street pays, the nation smiles," June 17). I am invested in Wall Street, and I am not wealthy by a long shot. I invest because the return on bank savings and other institutions is paltry and does not cover inflation. Mr. Rodricks should take another look at Wall Street.