| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
While British imperialism may have been a mixed blessing for many nations that previously composed the British empire, certainly Syria was not one of them ("British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them," Sept. 11). The...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Julia Andree Delbourgo, who hid from the Nazis in wartime France and, after immigrating to the U.S. with her family, taught French in Baltimore private schools, died of cancer Sept. 7 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Pikesville resident...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:42 AM
LONDON -- The Last Night of the Proms became a First Night for Women on Saturday when Marin Alsop walked onto the stage of the massive and festively adorned Royal Albert Hall and made a bit of history in this history-drenched country.
“A lot has...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:08 AM
Baltimore went a little War-of-1812-crazy last year, when some 1.5 million people crowded into the Inner Harbor to celebrate the bicentennial of the last time Great Britain invaded the U.S. And things should get even crazier next year, when Charm City...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Most people have apparently made up their minds about what we should do about Syria, but I find myself dithering ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9).
Doing nothing seems like a terrible idea, and military action seems also seems a terrible idea. It comes...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Sujata Massey opened the door of her refrigerator and pulled out a curry made from pink potatoes and zucchini. It was the best way she could think of to demonstrate what's going on inside her head when she sits down to write a novel.
"I'm an odd person,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It's First Fridays, dear readers: Tonight in downtown Havre de Grace, 5-9 p.m. Be there!
Saturday morning (Sept. 7) rise and shine to the Havre de Grace Farmer's Market, 450 Pennington Avenue. Booths set up 9 a.m. to noon.
The 25th Children's Art...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:10 PM
More than 1,400 people dead, 400 of them children, from rocket attacks spreading a chemical agent, most likely sarin, on civilians living outside Damascus. Those gruesome deaths ought to be the focus of U.S. and world attention — people suffering,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Perhaps you've heard the fascinating story of Hungarian mathematician Abraham Wald, who during World War II distinguished himself by helping the British Air Ministry analyze damages to their fleet of bomber planes.
The ministry had done an initial...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Sometimes recognition for a job well done is a long time coming.
Seventy years ago, Pasadena resident William Tiernan was an 18-year-old sailor in the British Merchant Navy, participating in one of World War II's most dangerous assignments, the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Historically, the month of August in Maryland is known for its hot and humid lazy southern days, and a slower schedule. It's the time often referred to as the "dog days" of summer. Although many say it is a quiet time of the year usually reserved for...