| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
GRAMMARNOIR 6: GRAMMAR NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY
Part 1: Trouble wears cheaters
On one of those gray afternoons when the coffee’s worn off and you begin to wonder why you ever got into the paragraph game, he tapped gently at the office door....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
You can't see the Higgs boson, but you can watch its discovery.
Scientists crowd around dozens of monitors as they collect data from experiments using a looping 17-mile underground tunnel and equipment likened to a five-story Swiss watch. They worry what...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:47 AM
Write about language, as about climate change or evolution, and what do you get? A strident chorus of denial. I wonder why.
Last week Tom Chivers wrote about English grammar at The Telegraph, patiently explaining why a good deal of what has been...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:58 AM
Thi Dar Aye is one of thousands of people who have left Myanmar (Burma) hoping to find a better life.
On Monday she learned she is one of only 510 students from across the United States who have been awarded Ben Carson scholarships.
The award honors...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
When my twins, Alice and John Paul, were young, I...
| Nov 9, 2013
At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Geraldine G.M. Dell, an artist who actively supported and volunteered at various cultural and educational institutions, died Oct. 9 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 65.
"She was a very talented and vivacious lady in every sense of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md.
James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944. After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years. He died at age 70 in 1986....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
(Originally published January 25, 1944)
Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:30 AM
(Originally published December 26, 1943)
For an hour yesterday, over a radio network that extended through Maryland and into Pennsylvania and Virginia, a special Sunpapers’ Christmas broadcast brought to their folk and friends back home the voices...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A gentleman has written to ask about the raised/reared distinction, whether it is valid to say that cattle are raised but children are reared.
I think that the people who would insist on that distinction are the same people who would insist that kids...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:19 AM
For 70 years, two reddish-colored 16-inch vinyl records rested undisturbed in a large cardboard box in the publisher's vault in the basement of The Baltimore Sun building.
The box was shipped by Railway Express from the Newark Phonograph Record Co. in...