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George Bernard Shaw

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  • People sure talk funny

    George Bernard Shaw, writing in the preface to Pygmalion, says flatly that "it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." The way we speak betrays many things about our regional origins, level of...
  • Castleton Festival announces 2014 season of opera, concerts

    Castleton Festival announces 2014 season of opera, concerts
    With frigid temperatures and patches of snow and ice all over Baltimore, it's even more fun to contemplate the just-announced 2014 Castleton Festival, since one thing you can count on at this engaging enterprise deep in Virginia's Rappahannock County is...
  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • Schoolroom shibboleths

    This is what I'm up against.  A blogger writing at A Few Reasonable Words discovers that the Chicago Manual of Style does not endorse everything his ninth-grade English teacher told him and proceeds to this discovery: I ... did found the Baltimore...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, April 28 Shakespeare A commemoration of the life and works of William Shakespeare will be presented at 2:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 7045 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Event commemorates the 397th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and...
  • The time is right for USNA Masqueraders' 'Titus Andronicus'

    The time is right for USNA Masqueraders' 'Titus Andronicus'
    Showing her knack for timing, director Christy Stanlake has announced the U.S. Naval Academy Masqueraders will bookend Halloween with weekend performances of "Titus Andronicus" — "Shakespeare's first and bloodiest play" is the way she describes it...
  • Take a pill

    Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.* Lord...
  • Isidor Saslav, BSO concertmaster

    Isidor Saslav, BSO concertmaster
    Isidor Saslav, a former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and Peabody Institute violin teacher, died of complications from cancer Jan. 26 at a hospital in Tyler, Texas. The former Mount Washington resident was 74. Born in Jerusalem, he moved...
  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...
  • In a word: Jejune

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: JEJUNE Much as we might like to think of words...
  • Large Hadron collider notwithstanding, it's still an Einsteinian universe

    Mac Nachlas' letter suggests that the results of a recent European experiment not only raises entirely new doubt about Albert Einstein's theories but also reveals a failure of the U.S. to keep up with other devolved countries in its investment in basic...
  • Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman

    Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman
    When Everyman Theatre was founded in 1990, the resident company included Kyle Prue, who went on to perform in two dozen works over the years. But in 2006, he moved from being in front of the spotlights to making sure the spotlights and everything else...