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  • Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?

    Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?
    Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film.
  • PBS puts spotlight on War of 1812 on the eve of its bicentennial

    PBS puts spotlight on War of 1812 on the eve of its bicentennial
    While the War of 1812 might be known as "America's Forgotten War" elsewhere, that's definitely not the case in Baltimore and Maryland. Our obsession with all things 1812 is one of the regional characteristics so pronounced that it is lampooned in "The...

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison

    Thief of historic documents sentenced to prison
    Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws

    Reefer madness: Reform our crazy marijuana laws
    The militarization of the Mexican border is a new phenomenon for two nations whose militaries have traditionally been made to stay out of politics. There are constant expansions of our prisons, and further explosions of the drug-related caseloads of our...

    Update: Concert news: LMFAO, Titus Andronicus, Earth Wind & Fire, Big Time Rush, Destroyer

    Update: Concert news: LMFAO, Titus Andronicus, Earth Wind & Fire, Big Time Rush, Destroyer
    (Wednesday Update below) After making Madonna look downright dignified at the Super Bowl, LMFAO are going on tour. "Sorry for the Party Rocking" will stop at the Patriot Center in Fairfax June 25, it was announced Monday. The tour is named after the...