| 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His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States.
Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...