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  • Big Cam and the Lifters to rock Tydings Park [Havre de Grace]

    Will we see you at the concert in Tydings Park tonight (July 19) dear readers? The Havre de Grace Arts Commission will sponsor Big Cam and the Lifters, a five piece rock n' roll group (www.thelifters.com). This evening at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to...
  • Things to know for Monday

    Things to know for Monday
    The world is about to get another Windsor as Kate Middleton is reported to be in labor (or labour, if you like). Also in Britain, Phil Mickelson has shown that he still deserves to be golf royalty, with a Sunday win at the British Open.  And, rounding...
  • The lady was a champ

    The lady was a champ
    MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87. Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
  • Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters

    Julia Marciari-Alexander draws out a new vision for the Walters
    On her first official day of work, Julia Marciari-Alexander heads down to the basement of the Walters Art Museum to say hello to a room full of squirmy 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds attending summer camp. A girl with curly, brown hair looks up from the strand...
  • London Olympics close with more music and much praise

    London Olympics close with more music and much praise
    It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday. "We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • 'Aporkalypse' Not? The 'unavoidable' world bacon shortage

    'Aporkalypse' Not? The 'unavoidable' world bacon shortage
    Britain’s National Pig Association has a Save Our Bacon campaign that encourages British consumers to support British pig farmers by eating British pork products. The campaign seldom draws international attention. But a Sept. 6 press release...
  • Contamination

    Writing at Johnson, Robert Lane Greene mentions a BBC article on Americanisms infiltrating British usage. This is familiar reader bait. Nothing in Britain gets those empurpled wattles jiggling more reliably than alarums about Americanisms. Though it's...
  • London Olympic security foul-up: Blame crony government, not privatization

    London Olympic security foul-up: Blame crony government, not privatization
    It's hip these days for everyone from world leaders to the Occupy Wall Street crowd to attack free-market, limited-government capitalism as wild and in need of control because it's supposedly the cause of the world economic collapse. This is a myth. It'...
  • London gears up for Olympics as only the British can

    London gears up for Olympics as only the British can
    The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen. She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
  • Different continent, same candidate: Romney can put his foot in his mouth abroad just as well as at home

    Different continent, same candidate: Romney can put his foot in his mouth abroad just as well as at home
    For years, presidents and presidential hopefuls have gone abroad to cast themselves as knowledgeable on world affairs, counting on friendly receptions wherever they go as a respite from the slings and arrows they routinely encounter in campaigning at...
  • Romney was right: The Olympics are a hot mess

    Romney was right: The Olympics are a hot mess
    Mitt Romney and I are competing in a new Olympic event that involves proffering unvarnished criticism of the Olympics themselves. We're the Lochte and Phelps of this event -- appearing united when necessary and when it serves us both, and appearing...