| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Becoming news reporters was the farthest thing on the minds of many current members of The Aegis staff on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Most of them were still in school and hadn't even thought about where their career paths might lead.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay quotes Joseph Bottum on cranks: "There are three infallible signs of the crank. ... The first is that he has theory about the Jews. The second is that he has a theory about money. And the third is that he has a theory...
| May 27, 2012
Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:00 AM
In less than one week, this nation will remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy exactly 48 years ago. It would serve the nation well if members of Congress would recall the immortal words President Kennedy spoke on Jan. 20, 1961: "Ask...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines.
This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:40 AM
When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...
| Jul 17, 2009
| 8:17 PM
Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was named the "most trusted man in America" in a 1972 poll and came to personify the golden age of network TV news, died Friday. He was 92.
Mr. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Mr. Cronkite...
| Apr 19, 1998
| 12:57 PM
Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing.
But think of all that...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
| Jun 26, 2014
To the editor: Still believing that the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War I is like saying that the assassination of John F. Kennedy triggered the Vietnam War. ("World War I: A war too easy to forget," Op-Ed, June 21)...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:27 AM
The skies smiled on commencement ceremonies at Norwich Free Academy June 20, as the school conferred diplomas on 535 new graduates. The outdoor ceremony at the football field, where the stands were packed with family members and friends, featured a...