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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...

    A musical take on the war between the states

    A musical take on the war between the states
    Tidewater Players opens a musical production Dec. 2 that sees the War Between the States through the eyes of Union and Confederate soldiers who fought, slaves whose freedom was at stake, loved ones left behind and a nurse who cared for the wounded. "The...

    Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the history buff

    Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the history buff
    It's a great time to be a history buff, with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War upon us. And there are plenty of other ways to delight history lovers with unique gifts. 1. Tour the United States Naval Academy through black and white photography,...

    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...