| Mar 29, 2013
Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:34 AM
At Johnson, C.S.W. examines that odd form of English peculiar to newspapers, journalese.
"Newspapers rarely, if ever, report the facts in the way you would in conversation," he comments, and anyone who knows Paula LaRocque's classic "In a surprise move...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 2:03 PM
There is nothing more evocative than looking at or touching an object from, or meeting someone associated with, a dramatic historical event. Simply said, it puts you there.
And that has been my good fortune throughout my life when it came to people and...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:07 PM
I was always a big fan of the John le Carre novels, so I'm happy to see the strong reviews for the adaptation of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." The Cold War seems very distant these days, and his novels, which eschewed shoot-em-up theatrics for a more...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A soccer rivalry that has endured for decades in England will hit Baltimore this summer.
Liverpool F.C. and the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, two of Europe’s most storied soccer teams and long-time foes in the English Premier League, will play...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Last week, theU.S. Supreme Courtheard six hours of oral arguments for and against the constitutionality of the new health care law. As a small business owner, I am not a constitutional scholar, but I can definitively say this: the Affordable Care Act is...
| Apr 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away.
It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy.
It is the saga of...
| 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,...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:14 PM
For decades, Liverpool soccer fans at the team's 120-year-old stadium, Anfield, have been singing their adopted anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone."
Brendan Rodgers, who was named the team's new manager June 1, is hoping that the partisans of the former...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:57 PM
In the course of a year, English actor Alfie Allen, 25, has gone from being best known as pop singerLily Allen's little brother to one of the main actors on the HBO hit show,"Game of Thrones."
Playing the hero-turned-villain Theon Greyjoy, Allen has...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Suddenly, in Britain, of attenuated interest, the Queen's English Society. The organization of crotchet collectors was forty.
After the failure of the society's much-ridiculed project for an Academy of English, will waned quickly. The Independent...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 9:39 AM
On this date in 1066, Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings. Once King Harold ceased to be a factor in British politics, having been shot through the eye with an arrow, Anglo-Saxon was demoted mainly to the tongue of...