| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:51 AM
When 160,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers flung themselves at Hitler's Fortress Europe on this day seventy years ago, it was the first step on a long march.
They marched through Normandy and Brittany, through Lorraine, across the Rhine into...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Seventy years ago this morning, Bill Swanner crawled through hell.
It was still dark when the 19-year-old infantryman joined the more than 150,000 Allied soldiers making the secretive passage out of England for Normandy. Dawn was breaking when he...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81.
Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned.
His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
| 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...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71.
"He had trophies that are...
| May 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
On May 7, 1945, sixty-nine years ago, Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl affixed his name to the instrument of surrender and the war in Europe was over.
Price Day of The Baltimore Sun witnessed that quiet, somber ceremony, the only staff correspondent of an...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Maryland's craft beer business is growing rapidly — at a rate of 35 percent a year — as consumers increasingly seek out independent brewers' new-style yet traditionally made beers.
"There is just an amazing level of interest in craft beer,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Jet-lagged and culture-shocked, Friends School students returned April 3 from a two-week class trip to St. Petersburg, Russia at a time of geopolitical turmoil over the country's annexation of the Ukraine's Crimea region — and in the midst of a...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:03 AM
It's "Hollywood Night" which of course means an opening number to a Bjork song. Bill Nye has a "badly torn tendon" in his leg. I bet that's him out.
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
"Skyfall," from the James Bond film of the same name, originally...
| 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...