A renovated theater at Johns Hopkins University has been renamed for "The Addams Family" actor John Astin.
The much-ballyhooed filming of Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln epic starring Daniel Day-Lewis has been underway in Richmond for some time. For those in and around Capitol Square, it's hard not to notice, what with all the actors milling around in 19th-century garb.
Md. lawmakers return to Annapolis focused on redistricting; Bartlett raises mere $1K in third quarter; Gray makes most of MLK weekend for states' rights; October was big money month for Va. Senate races; Poll: Va. voters apathetic about state races; McDonnell holds energy conference; Quick arrest in arson that displaced 23 in Prince William apartments.
A look at the career of the man who was Luke Skywalker.
Former National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas A. Drake says continuing mismanagement and malfeasance have turned the nation's premier electronic spy agency into "the Enron of the U.S. intelligence community."
Allen is 'tracked'; MPD civilian overrules trial boards; Maryland changes teacher evaluation; Former postmaster general to be named to MWAA board chief; Wells not ruling out mayoral run; D.C. schools getting better; NFL lockout hurts Maryland; McDonnell in Paris
The story of Will Rogers has been told before, by Ben Yagoda in a 1993 biography. Rogers, the son of a former slaveholder and Confederate veteran, one-quarter Cherokee with no more than a 10th-grade education, began his career wandering the world before becoming the headliner of the Ziegfeld Follies and columnist for the New York Times. But as Richard D. White Jr. argues in this fine book, Rogers was closer to political power than the average journalist.
Government prosecutors announced a last-minute plea bargain Thursday evening in a high-profile leak case against a senior National Security Agency official, dropping almost all the charges in a decision hailed by government-transparency advocates as ending a case of Obama administration overreach.
Troubled D.C. schools security contract, D.C. principal under investigation, father charged with killing daughter, 'Squids' plaguing highways, tip leads to arrest