| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Because there are no guidebooks on how to create a tercentennial celebration, several members of the Manor Conservancy took matters into their own hands by forming the Manor 300 Committee with representatives from other nonprofit groups, churches, schools...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Many Baltimoreans declare that their morning commute only becomes bearable when tuned into the crazy antics of WWMX-FM morning radio host Reagan Warfield. He regularly interviews world-famous celebrities and rock stars and banters with a widespread...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Picture it: England, 1707.
Two guys who have run out of money decide to seek out and successfully woo rich women. They take turns playing master and servant as they roam the countryside in their quest, which leads them to the town of Lichfield and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Last week, when I suggested that the career/careen distinction is, for practical purposes, extinct in American English, Stephen Busemeyer wrote this response:
The words careen and career mean different things. We should choose the word that most clearly...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville.
Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Being a teacher's pet as a child endeared me to no one but teachers.
My third-grade teacher, Marian Gulley, once let me take a fourth-graders' history test. (At Elizaville Elementary School, the third and fourth grades were in a single classroom; the...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Scratch the surface of the altar at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium and see the English underpinnings that have led the church to host a British Garden Party and Fete each year.
Steeped in classical Anglican tradition, St....
| May 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
On this morning 200 years ago, a plucky Irish immigrant, John O'Neill, matched wits with British Adm. Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog in command of a fleet of 19 vessels that sailed into Havre de Grace during the War of 1812.
O'Neill was born in...
| May 4, 2013
Plunging into a novel by James Kelman is like diving head-first into a chilly lake.
It's a shock to your system at first, and a bit disorienting, but the trick is to keep moving. Once your muscles get warmed up and you get your bearings, the...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
John and Leila Juracek's British friends tell them their 1929 Tudor Revival house in Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood is more like an English cottage than the country cottages in England.
The L-shaped exterior is of 18-inch-thick stone dressed in ivy...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom.
Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
| Jun 17, 2012
The quickly constructed, earthen star-shaped Fort Whetstone, built in 1776, was the first fortification to occupy the site where Fort McHenry now stands.
The city's vulnerability to a waterborne attack was exposed in the spring of 1776 when the British...