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  • Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Abner Logan

    Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Abner Logan
    This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player. Name: Abner Logan Jr. Birthdate: July 24, 1993 Birthplace: Cambridge, Mass. Hometown: Cambridge,...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • A Word, Please: Just don't mistake 'that' for a rule of grammar

    A reader named Jerry wrote to ask about “that” and “who.” Like a lot of people, Jerry had been taught that “that” is for things and “who” is for people, yet his reading materials didn't seem to agree....
  • A Word, Please: 'That' and 'who' and what to do

    A reader named Jerry wrote to ask about "that" and "who." Like a lot of people, Jerry had been taught that "that" is for things and "who" is for people, yet his reading materials didn't seem to agree. "I am beginning to think I am wrong in the use of...
  • In Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" who tells the first tale? a) the nun b) the knight c) the merchant

    ANSWER: b) the knight
  • 'The Canterbury Tales'

    'The Canterbury Tales'
    The Canterbury Tales A New Unabridged Translation by Burton Raffel Geoffrey Chaucer The Modern Library: 624 pp. $35 Chaucer himself was a translator, people forget, his most important work along those lines being "The Romance of the Rose" and...
  • 'Family Guy': Valentine's Day

     
    Ah, St. Valentine’s Day. That special time of year that we celebrate a composite of three different Roman martyrs with signs of love, a tradition based off a poem written by Geoffrey Chaucer to celebrate the first anniversary of the......
  • A Word, Please: Chaising an elusive longue

    A Word, Please: Chaising an elusive longue
    Did you know that, according to a lot of language sticklers, the type of chair so many people refer to as a "chaise lounge" is really a "chaise longue," using the French word for "long"? Well, neither do about 60% of the population, if a recent Google...