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  • 'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3 premiere

    'Downton Abbey' recap, Season 3 premiere
    After a unique, very-informal-for-Downton dinner party, Carson poses an interesting question in this episode: "Where's the style, Mrs. Hughes, where's the show?" "Perhaps people are tired of style and show," she responds. Perhaps. Well, most...
  • 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...
  • W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer

    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, foreign service officer
    W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. The former Washington and Annapolis...
  • Letter: Repeal Second Amendment to solve gun problem

    What does the Second Amendment actually say? "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This has become a part of our history and culture, based...
  • '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,...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Manifold Greatness

    "Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition opening at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College on Monday, April 22, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James...
  • 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...