- Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:16
- Written by Hannah Anderson
In this thriller by Baltimore native Tom Clancy, the president has to decide how to respond when the People's Republic of China plans an invasion of Taiwan and launches a cyber warfare attack on American infrastructure.
In depression-era Key West in 1935, when a Cuban-American woman begins working at the home of Ernest Hemingway to support her widowed mothers and sisters, and while she is there, she becomes caught between the celebrity-filled world of Hemingway and a WWI veteran and boxer building the overseas highway.
“And When She Was Good” is the powerfully gripping, intensely emotional story of a suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child they will both do anything to keep.
David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of his year on the violent streets of Baltimore. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl.
- Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 14:52
- Written by Erika Robuck
Illustration by Sarah Duda
By Erika Robuck
The first time Mariella saw Hemingway at his house, he was sitting on a dining room chair on the lawn while his wife, Pauline, cut his curling brown hair. He was big and the chair was small, and he regarded Mariella with the kind of mocking smile that usually runs between old friends. It occurred to Mariella that Pauline was trying to tame that great animal of a man, and the absurdity of it made Mariella smile back at him.
- Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:00
- Written by Michelle Oldfield
"George, if there's anything you want to do, now is the time to get it done," the doctor stated in a tone softened by genuine compassion.
"Well, I've been wanting to go to Maryland."
"Then I think that's a great idea."
I am in Omaha, in a miniscule examining room that wasn't designed to contain my dad, his automated wheelchair, his doctor, and me. The doctor has just told Dad there isn't anything more they can do for him. We knew it was coming. That knowledge doesn't make it easier.
Dad and I share a quality: action in the face of adversity. Before he can change his mind, (which I also knew was coming) my fingers hit the Internet. Orbitz, Kayak, and Cheaptickets are familiar friends. I was due to return home to Annapolis in two days. Dad was going to be on that plane with me.
- Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 19:00
- Written by Austin Camacho
There's a good reason that nobody should be sitting in their office finishing some paperwork on a Friday evening. I should have been in my apartment, getting ready to take Cindy to a late supper. Then I wouldn't have been behind the desk when Buster came rushing in. I know I looked irritated when I saw him, because he answered my question before I could ask it.
"Hannibal, I need your help. Somebody pried the store safe open and took off with the money. It's the whole week's receipts."
- Published on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:00
- Written by Eric Smith
It wasn't very pretty. It was nothing but trouble to run. The paint was faded and the seats gave off aromas of mildew.
But, like my first love, I've never forgotten my first car.
- Kayak Morning: Reflections on love, grief, and small boats
- Remembering My Father Herman Maril
- Writer's Block: My Simple Taste
- Just when you think you know what you'll be doing...
- Writer's Block: When thoughts turn to books
- Writer's Block: Annapolis is my home
- "Falconry" by Temple Cone
- Writer's Block: Aunt Tracks by Lucia St. Clair Robson
- "Doubts About My Father" by Meredith Davies Hadaway