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  • In a word: subfusc

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: SUBFUSC Granted, it's mainly British, but it...
  • History Matters: Russians ready to take on any Japanese threat 75 years ago

    100 Years Ago The iceman cameth From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes. "Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
  • Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace

    Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace
    Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8). First,...
  • Political winds of change put South Africa in charge of its wine industry

    Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
  • As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season

    As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season
    During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
  • 'Aporkalypse' Not? The 'unavoidable' world bacon shortage

    'Aporkalypse' Not? The 'unavoidable' world bacon shortage
    Britain’s National Pig Association has a Save Our Bacon campaign that encourages British consumers to support British pig farmers by eating British pork products. The campaign seldom draws international attention. But a Sept. 6 press release...
  • Contamination

    Writing at Johnson, Robert Lane Greene mentions a BBC article on Americanisms infiltrating British usage. This is familiar reader bait. Nothing in Britain gets those empurpled wattles jiggling more reliably than alarums about Americanisms. Though it's...
  • Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

    Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances
    Baltimore has witnessed love and loss. From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
  • Letter: Repeal Second Amendment to solve gun problem

    What does the Second Amendment actually say? "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This has become a part of our history and culture, based...
  • London calling?

    London calling?
    As excitement builds for this week's opening of the Summer Olympics, many an armchair athlete may yearn to hop a transcontinental flight to London. But if a trip overseas isn't in the cards right now, why not discover a taste of jolly olde England closer...
  • Friday's Olympics opening ceremony most watched in history of summer games

    Friday's Olympics opening ceremony most watched in history of summer games
    NBC's Friday-night coverage of the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics drew the largest TV audience on record for a kickoff of the summer games. According to Nielsen figures provided by NBC, 40.7 million average viewers watched the four-hour-plus...
  • From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit

    From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit
    It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture. But through a series of doors...