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Mark Twain

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  • In a word: autodidact

    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: AUTODIDACT One of the most notable self-...
  • 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...
  • Contemporary Museum hopes to reopen

    Contemporary Museum hopes to reopen
    For the Contemporary Museum, which abruptly announced last month that it was suspending operations, the challenge going forward may be implicit in its name: How does it stay contemporary? The museum began exhibiting cutting-edge art in Baltimore 23 years...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at...
  • THE American novel

    February 18 is a day to celebrate, because it was on February 18, 1885, that Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the definitive American novel. Ernest Hemingway famously said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by...
  • 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...
  • Football gave Rankin a direction, and Morgan State has provided a home

    Football gave Rankin a direction, and Morgan State has provided a home
    Joe Rankin wasn't motivated. He wasn't going to school regularly and when he was there, he was acting out. He was dealing with an unsettled home situation all while regularly moving to different shelters and hotels. He was lost. But one day, Rankin was...
  • Effort under way to restore New Deal murals in Ellicott City

    Effort under way to restore New Deal murals in Ellicott City
    As a 5-year-old who adored her father, Shirley Bossom contentedly tagged along with him 70 years ago on daily errands that often included business in the granite-clad Ellicott City Post Office on Main Street. The lifelong Ellicott City resident recalls...