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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. Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...
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...
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,...
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...
When Ken Burns’s new documentary “Prohibition” debuts on public television next week, Americans will revisit an era in this country when the people participated in an unusual moral experiment. From 1920 through 1933, citizens were...
When Maryland Public Television called Cindi Ryland last May to request models to attend a reception for its major donors, the owner of Retropolitan vintage clothing store took the request in stride. After all, she’s had them before. What took her...
A newspaper article from Oct. 13, 1922, tells the tale of federal prohibition agents raiding the farm of a well-known Carroll County political leader. The agents were most likely from the Federal Bureau of Prohibition. That group was formed in 1920 as...
Prohibition — America's notoriously "failed social experiment" to rid the country of alcohol — took center stage this past week as PBS broadcast Ken Burns' highly acclaimed series on the subject. And already, it has been seized on by drug-...
The legacy of Prohibition, if Ken Burns is to be believed, is a system of organized crime not only empowered by that ill-fated law but so greatly enriched as to have become "too big to fail." Kevin Sabet rightly, though grudgingly, concludes that America'...
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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...
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...
For the past couple of years, one of the best reasons for an average consumer to buy an Apple Macintosh over a Windows PC has been the included set of multimedia software -- iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto and iDVD. On Jan. 31, Apple Computer Inc. released...
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