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  • 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....
  • Tour d'Ale: An insider's guide to the Howard County brewpub scene

    Tour d'Ale: An insider's guide to the Howard County brewpub scene
    Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
  • It's just an apostrophe, people

    You may want to grab a paper bag to breathe into in case this post provokes hyperventilation. Apostrophes are not all that important. This insight came to me as I was reading an important distinction that Geoffrey Pullum makes at Lingua Franca: "The...
  • That rule which is not a rule

    Let me put this up quietly tonight in hopes that everyone is too tired to argue.  There was some nervous tweeting among editors today about the that/which rule. You may have been taught it under various terms: Restrictive (limiting, essential, defining)...
  • Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland

    Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland
    Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in...
  • Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history

    Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history
    Bruce Reynolds nearly got away with it — and for a time he did. As the brains behind England's 1963 "Great Train Robbery," Reynolds netted some $7 million in small bills for himself and his confederates. Robbing stagecoaches and, later, trains...
  • Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome

    Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome
    Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around: In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars Results' recap, Jacoby Jones is safe, Lisa & Gleb are out

    'Dancing With the Stars Results' recap, Jacoby Jones is safe, Lisa & Gleb are out
    The show opens with text telling us that last night was about the best year of their lives, but that tonight will be "The worst night ..." I really hope that's not true for any of these people. The opening number is all the female pros and troupe...
  • Insidious Albion

    A former Baltimore Sun editor used to get exercised over the phrasal verb go missing, which he denounced as a stinking British import, and I have encountered other editors of the same stripe. I think it probably was originally British, gaining...
  • AP Stylebook, here is your chance

    Last year at the American Copy Editors Society's conference in New Orleans, David Minthorn and Darrell Christian of the Associated Press Stylebook announced some revisions of the stylebook, among them a relaxation of the prohibition on hopefully as a...
  • A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California

    A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California
    Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...