| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Who knew that a man renowned for his progressive-minded accomplishments in advancing an educational institution would prefer to spend his leisure exploring underdeveloped lands and ancient civilizations? That, in a nutshell, describes Maryland Institute...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In June 2009, my husband Sam and I slammed down the hatchback of our Honda CRV, the interior bulging with containers of Legos and books, school supplies and board games, and a box of shoes, a tin of Old Bay in the glove compartment. On the roof was a...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer.
Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:34 AM
During the current presidential election campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, in a clear effort to win Jewish votes, has asserted that President Barack Obama has "thrown Israel under the bus." Some 78 percent of American Jews voted for President...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Burgundy has long championed the concept of "terroir," a term that refers to a unique combination of soil, site, climate and the hand of man to create a wine with signature characteristics that convey a sense of place.
It's a general concept that...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Over the strenuous objections of the U.S. and Israel, the United Nations General Assembly voted today to grant nonmember observer status to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The U.N. action, which was widely anticipated, was largely a...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The desperation of the Palestinians' move to win United Nations recognition was matched only by the pettiness of the U.S. refusal to continue funding UNESCO in order to punish that agency for standing up to Israel ("UNESCO vote on Palestine shuts off...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 9:06 AM
The U.S. sacrifices its own best interests with punitive laws that require defunding of vital U.N. groups who dare to recognize Palestine as a state ("UNESCO vote on Palestine shuts off funding from U.S.," Nov. 1). There can be no clearer example of the...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
It's an island that measures only 21 square miles, about the size of Manhattan.
But instead of skyscrapers packed in like sardines, imagine miles and miles of sparkling cerulean water and pink-glittered sand.
Replace the honking yellow cabs with...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:00 AM
As you've no doubt read, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard telling President Obama that he "cannot stand" Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and that he believes the Israeli leader is a "liar."
While national leaders do not always...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:18 PM
MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?"
"Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
DAKAR (Reuters) - Malian masons on Friday began rebuilding mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu destroyed by Islamists during their occupation of the country's north, the United Nations said.
The earthen tombs of saints, located in the UNESCO...