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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2013
Last week, when I posted about training oneself to be an editor , someone commented on Facebook: " I'm curious, does any part of editor training involve breaking it to people gently? I would be surprised if it did, but I think that would be the hard part of editing, handing/sending back the document without making the writer want to quit writing. " Writer and editor experience an odd intimacy. Much as professionals school themselves to think that the text is an artifact, a product rather than an extension of the self, that text is still a personal expression.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
With "Save the Last Dance" and the shot-in-Baltimore "Step Up," Duane Adler established himself as one of the go-to screenwriters for 21st-century dance movies. But apparently that wasn't enough. "Make Your Move," a multicultural dance drama with tons of "Romeo and Juliet" undertones that opens in theaters today, marks Adler's debut as both screenwriter and director. Not that he didn't like what other directors had done with his earlier projects, he stresses. But this one was too much his baby to hand it over to anyone else.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Writing at Vanity Fair , James Wolcott mourns the passing of the Boston Phoenix , including a memorable appreciation of the copy editor's craft by Al Giordano:  Copy editors were the heart and soul of the  Phoenix  experience, and I've long since thought that separating the two kinds of editing was at the core of the paper's genius. Let me explain: A story editor checks your facts and challenges you on them, and you debate with him or her and fuss over the content and substance of your story.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Dolores Mae Hammond Ali, a retired Social Security Administration technical writer, died of cancer Friday at her Randallstown home. She was 75. Born Dolores Mae Hammond in Baltimore, she was raised on Presstman Street in West Baltimore and was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Morgan State University and American University in Washington. Family members said she was among the first African-American employees hired at the Motor Vehicle Administration at its former Guilford Avenue headquarters.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | November 13, 2013
Ahoy! There's a new admiral on the Chesapeake Bay. John Page Williams, senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation , earned the honorific rank Tuesday night in Annapolis in recognition of his 40-year career teaching and writing about the bay. John R. Griffin, chief of staff for Gov. Martin O'Malley and former natural resources secretary, presented Williams with a framed certificate proclaiming him the newest "Admiral of the Bay....
NEWS
April 24, 2005
The Sun of Howard County is looking for a freelance writer to contribute articles for its education page. Please send resumes to Bureau Chief Mark Bomster at: The Baltimore Sun 30 Corporate Center, Suite 820 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia 21044
EXPLORE
November 15, 2012
Editor: I see where Wendy Sawyer of the county Democratic committee has the temerity to suggest that, because her party maintains its hegemony in Annapolis, the Republicans elected by the citizens of Harford County to represent them should just abandon their principles and bow to the overlords. To this I politely say, fuhgeddaboutit! What really needs to happen is that Republicans need to take territory in every place the Democrats just gerrymandered to protect the hegemony. But until the voters of Baltimore City, Prince Georges County and Montgomery County get brains and stop sucking up the stuff being put out by the Democrats, Maryland is still in slavery.
NEWS
December 17, 1991
Catherine Pugh has a master's in business administration from Morgan State University. She has worked at Equitable Trust, the Mayor's Office, and the Council for Equal Business Opportunities. She operated The African-American News and World Report, a weekly newspaper. She has been a radio-TV commentator and reporter, and has written for several DTC publications. She is the former director of Strayer Business College. She now heads her own public relations and marketing firm.Eric Addison is a free-lance writer.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew. " The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old writer and photographer who went to Libya to chronicle the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi but is believed to have been imprisoned with rebel forces. Now, with those insurgents on the brink of toppling Gadhafi, VanDyke is bracing for whatever that means for her son. "I've been more worried in the last 24 to 48 hours than ever," she said Monday, after a mostly sleepless several days of monitoring the events in Libya from her South Baltimore rowhouse.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2010
William J. Evitts, a noted writer, editor and historian who was a former college professor, died Dec. 14 of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 68. The son of a U.S. Department of Labor official and a homemaker, Dr. Evitts was born in Chicago and raised in Arlington, Va., where he graduated from Washington and Lee High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1964 from the Johns Hopkins University and was a Thomas Jefferson Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he earned a master's degree in 1966.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case. Staff writer Jeffrey Toobin casts a close eye over the sexual dynamics in the jail, pointing to misogynistic ideas espoused by the BGF's founder in the 1960s, and repeated up by former Maryland gang leader Eric Brown. George Jackson, who founded the BGF in a California prison, was steeped in many of the left wing ideas popular in the 1960s, but he roundly rejected calls for women's rights and espoused polygamy as a way to care for women who would otherwise go unmarried, according to Toobin.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
I feel I must respond on behalf of all of us "lazy teachers" who feel work is beneath them ( "Waivers are for lazy teachers," March 29). Letter writer J. Robert Clark obviously does not realize that we work the same amount of days every school year regardless of how many snow days we have. I know of no teacher who feels that work is beneath them. In fact, many of my colleagues get to school early and stay late, well beyond their contractual obligations. Our objections to Common Core have nothing to do with laziness.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 1, 2014
Glancing out the windows of Sujata Massey's house on an early spring day, you could be on a quiet street anywhere, in Japan, or India, or Minneapolis, Minn. Massey shares a bond with all of those places, but her heart and home are in the Roland Park area. She lives near Roland Avenue, in Tuxedo Park. An Indian tablecloth graces Massey's dining room table, where the award-wining author and former reporter - best known for her series of mystery novels set in Japan featuring sleuth Rei Shimura - does most of her writing.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Edgar Allan Poe was a pretty open-minded guy. "I do not believe that any thought, properly so called," he once said, "is out of the reach of language. " So this Baltimore favorite son presumably would have been cool with the "Homo Poe Show," which started as a single thought - Is there a way to see Poe through a gay lens? - and resulted in enough provocative language to launch an evening-length collection of four short theater works. It's the brainchild of Steven J. Satta, founding member and artistic director of Iron Crow Theatre Company, a Baltimore troupe that emphasizes works with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender perspectives.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
The fabricated allegations against Israel - such as letter writer Janice Kelly's claim of "Israeli apartheid" - never cease to amaze me (
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009. When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University teaching colleague at the time, also pressed to borrow the DVDs, Danois realized the influential variety show from the '70s still deeply resonated with her generation. Then the wheels began to turn. "There weren't that many shows that showcased black culture in the way 'Soul Train' did, so it was a very big deal for us," said Danois, 42, who lives next to Belvedere Square.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The razor-sharp satirists behind "The Onion" and a former director of the embattled National Security Agency are among this spring's speakers in the Johns Hopkins University's Foreign Affairs Symposium, a series of free public lectures. Students selected the guests for the symposium, titled "Confronting Global Dissonance: The Balance between Realism and Idealism. " The schedule features: •Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Feb. 19. The two-term governor has given indications of a potential run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
The brainchild of a Maryland native was a winner on Super Bowl Sunday, as the "Doritos Time Machine" commercial created by Raj Suri aired during the first half. Suri, an Ellicott City native now living in Arizona, created a finalist for the $1 million Super Bowl advertising contest hosted by Doritos. The commercial, directed by Suri's friend Ryan Anderson and starring Anderson's son, aired early in Sunday's game. It wasn't immediately clear if Suri's ad won the $1 million prize.
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