| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Writing at the Daily Dot, EJ Dickson confesses to perpetrating a fraud: planting a false entry in Wikipedia about the Amelia Bedelia children's books saying that the character is based on a maid in Cameroon.
She was, she concedes, stoned at the time and...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I suggested to Funk & Wagnalls (I guess I should really tell Wikipedia, too) that the editorial regarding President Barack Obama's foreign policy be listed as a good example of "sycophancy" ("Obama at West Point," June 1). President Obama's foreign policy...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's report on the harms of smoking, which launched anti-tobacco public health efforts that have saved an estimated 8 million American lives. We are today a far more educated public when it...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Don’s on the mend. Sort of.
It was an admittedly slow yet steady start to the new season. That’s how it should be with recovery.
There was no jumping into massive transformations or profound moments of clarity. It was more of a catch-up to...
| May 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:33 AM
"Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old faces for the first part of its two-part special.
The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Mirrorball Madness is back, baby!
They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Brant describes himself as a "single...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:40 PM
With national signing day a day away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. (SEE THEM ALL...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:37 AM
The Laurel Museum is opening its doors this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. for anyone interested in bringing Laurel's history to one of the web's premier sites.
The event, called the Laurel History Edit-a-Thon, is sponsored by the Laurel...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Mark Liberman's post at Language Log about the minor furor over plagiarism in work published under Sen. Rand Paul's name, along with some of the comments, allows us to make some useful distinctions. What counts as plagiarism, passing off someone else's...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week.
On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...