| May 17, 2014
The artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent her adult life trying to sort through her mixed feelings about the American flag.
It's just a red, white and blue bolt of cloth. But all the Atlanta resident has to do is glance up casually and see one at the...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Manchester Valley girls lacrosse coach Shelly Brezicki wore a headband emblazoned with the team motto, "Believe Big," for the Mavericks' first trip to the state semifinals Friday night.
The No. 13 Mavericks kept telling themselves that as they showed...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil County veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during World War II,...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region, despite the fact that a significant minority of the Crimean population are not ethnically Russian nor interested in joining the Russian Federation.
Approximately 12 percent of the Crimean population...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:39 PM
I offer this advice to those who undertake a new walking tour of old Lauraville: Wear sensible shoes, take a map along and be prepared to learn stuff you never knew before.
For starters, this Northeast Baltimore neighborhood is larger than I had...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Taken in tandem, the stories told in two new books — one by a Maryland author who lost family members in the Nazi Holocaust, the other detailing our government's postwar collaboration with Nazi scientists, some of them in Maryland — raise...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I appreciated Dan Rodricks recent column about American "exceptionalism" ("Expecting the horrible is the American way," Jan. 25).
Some years ago when I conducted student travel-study semesters in various European countries with, among other things,...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Is there a German word for the final closure of a place that has threatened to close before?
Blob's Park, the Anne Arundel beer garden where generations have danced the polka, is about to close.
Monday, March 31, will mark the last day...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind.
"We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...
| Feb 1, 2014
Dresden was the place for artistic jolts in 1905.
Operagoers were treated to the sight of a severed head, formerly attached to John the Baptist, being handed up from a cistern to a salivating Salome. Thick harmonies and bold splashes of tone color...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:51 AM
This weekend, Baltimore moviegoers will get their first look at "The Monuments Men," the long-awaited film by director and actor George Clooney about the Allied effort during World War II to recover thousands of priceless artworks looted by the Nazis...