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  • Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student

    Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student
    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...
  • 'Billy Elliot' resonates with boys in Peabody's dance program

    'Billy Elliot' resonates with boys in Peabody's dance program
    In 2000, the British film "Billy Elliot" generated a flurry of admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. Something about this story of an 11-year-old boy, who decides to study ballet even as it makes him a major oddity in his northern England mining town,...
  • Small Columbia project could make big waves, opponents say

    On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along...
  • Commentary: Giving thanks before Thanksgiving

    After reading my colleague Jim Kennedy's column on time just speeding through the rest of the year after Halloween has come and gone, I found myself actually agreeing with him for once (sorry, Jim). Admitting this makes me feel much older than my 27...
  • Commentary: Already missing Europe

    As I'm writing this it's been two weeks since I've been back in the U.S. after a nearly two-week vacation in Paris and England with my mom, brother and aunt. I'm finding I'm still having dreams about the trip — driving on the left side of the road,...
  • Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

    Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis
    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,...
  • Everyman stages update of 17th-century comedy 'Beaux' Stratagem'

    Everyman stages update of 17th-century comedy 'Beaux' Stratagem'
    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...
  • Thank the Normans

    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...
  • Letting down the side

    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...
  • Christopher Gaul, editor and reporter

    Christopher Gaul, editor and reporter
    Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review and reporter for The Sun and The Evening Sun and area television stations, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Essex. He was 72. He joined the Catholic Review as a writer in 1995 and...
  • Columbia Rep Stage's 'Mary Rose' appears after a long absence

    Columbia Rep Stage's 'Mary Rose' appears after a long absence
    The name of playwright J.M. Barrie is so closely associated with "Peter Pan" that his other plays are neglected. Rep Stage has been doing its part to change that. It produced an evening of two one-act Barrie plays, "The New Word" and "The Old Lady...
  • Getting a grip on grammar

    If you are a native speaker of English, you have English grammar in your head, and it has been there since you were a very small child. Unfortunately, the process of translating that grammar into terms for discussion of writing has not gone well....