| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Episode 7 of the All-Star season took the teams from Sri Lanka to the Eternal City, which the contestants had to figure out meant Rome. They all knew that - eventually. Rachel's first thought was Ethiopia.
After another non-elimination leg, the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:41 AM
John Ciambruschini began learning to handcraft garments as a teenage apprentice to his father in Rome, tailoring made-to-order suits, slacks, dresses and skirts.
After immigrating to the United States in 1958 at age 20, Ciambruschini worked at the now-...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A colleague writes to complain about a point of AP style: the insistence that A.D. should precede rather than follow a year, which he finds outrageously archaic.
It is the traditional usage. A.D. is an abbreviation for "in the year of the Lord,", so...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
ROME — In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis expressed frustration that the Catholic Church is “obsessed” with issues such as abortion, homosexuality and contraception, and called instead for a focus on healing and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughts about the current debate over illegal immigrants and how to approach the nettlesome challenge they represent to us -- and we to them.
It was good of you to rehearse some classical history for...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:29 AM
By coincidence, last Easter I was in St. Peter's Square in Rome as Pope Benedict XVI delivered what turned out to be his final Easter Mass as head of the Catholic Church. A week from Sunday, the new pope will deliver his first.
Expectations for Pope...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies.
Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:22 AM
In recent years, album release dates haven't mattered as much as "leak" days have.
That trend continued when the compilation album from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music clique — "Cruel Summer," an odd name for a record that will hit stores on...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees.
| May 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
If the crime rate spikes in Howard County, blame Shakespeare. The Bard's most violent play, "Titus Andronicus," is being staged by the Laurel-based theater company Rude Mechanicals at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City.
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Center Stage seems to have a thing for public accommodations these days. The company’s last play was set in a nondescript motel room. The current one is set in a nondescript hotel room.
The deja vu feeling is intensified since both productions have...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
As 11 American Roman Catholic cardinals join with their colleagues in Rome to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, it is interesting to note that three cardinals who visited Baltimore during the last century were eventually elected pope.