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Mark Twain

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  • Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

    November 21, 2012, was a sad day. As many were looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family; Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and many other culinary delights high in the food pyramid,...
  • Book advises: Drink wine. With food. Not too much

    Every once in a while, a really, really good wine book comes along … something destined to become a classic. The "Food Lover's Guide to Wine" by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is an amazingly fresh and novel exploration of the world of wine and...
  • Vatz: I don't discriminate against Democrats

    I believe it was an English preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon (and not Mark Twain, to whom the saying is often attributed), who once said, "A lie travels 'round the world, while truth is putting on her boots." Blaine Taylor states that I have failed to...
  • Aberdeen mayor and city council raises not justified [editorial]

    What's the fair going rate to pay someone who has been elected to public office? It's an open question, and one that needs to be asked often and, once settled for one generation, asked anew again for the next generation. These days it's being asked in...
  • Lexicographers and the damned

    You know about bibliomancy, right? Divination by books? You take the Bible, for example, allow it to fall open at random, close your eyes, and stab your finger at a passage. Opening your eyes, you read it for guidance about the future. It's a very old...
  • For Cosby, the audience makes the performance

    For Cosby, the audience makes the performance
    In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O. In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley. But...
  • Restaurant review: Alchemy offers transportive combinations

    Restaurant review: Alchemy offers transportive combinations
    Alchemy, a stylish new bistro in Hampden, had me at its appetizers. The fish plate ($11) had just the right amount of applewood smoke, which gave the fillet of trout and the salmon a hint of wood flavor without being overpowering. Smoked fish is not an...
  • UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West

    UMBC professor, author heeds call of the West
    To those who think U.S. 50 is primarily a road that spans Maryland's bucolic Eastern Shore, Christopher Corbett begs to differ. Corbett, an award-winning journalist and author, spent countless hours traversing the dusty stretch of Old U.S. 50 that lies...
  • Excessive outrage over Berkeley Republicans' half-baked protest

    Excessive outrage over Berkeley Republicans' half-baked protest
    I have no beef with the student Republicans. Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
  • Ron Smith ignores the 99 percent

    Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his...
  • End farm subsidies and make agriculture sustainable

    End farm subsidies and make agriculture sustainable
    Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...
  • Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college

    Former Colt Fred Miller still dotes on the girl he fell for in college
    Every morning, around 5 a.m., before the sunlight splashes on the beige bedroom walls of the weathered farmhouse in Upperco, Charlene Miller stirs, yawns — and prays. Thank you, Lord, for helping me come through the night. She doesn't get up....