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  • Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton

    Man Booker Prize gets youngest winner: Eleanor Catton
    The Man Booker Prize was awarded to 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton for her novel "The Luminaries." Catton's novel -- only her second -- beat works from literary heavyweights such as Colm Tóibín ("The Testament of Mary") and Jhumpa Lahiri ("The...
  • In first few months in England, a friend has brush with royalty [Commentary]

    In first few months in England, a friend has brush with royalty [Commentary]
    I've been to Buckingham Palace before, but not like my friend, Erin Cherneski, and her husband, who recently moved to England from Bel Air. I was there with thousands of other tourists, mostly to watch the changing of the guard, but also to see what I...
  • Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics

    Couple joins forces to research breast cancer genetics
    If one sign of a happy relationship is that the partners rarely run out of things to talk about, then cancer researchers Stephen Baylin and Feyruz Rassool of Baltimore have been a blessed couple indeed. In the 13 years they've been married, they've...
  • Taming the specter of dementia

     Taming the specter of dementia
    I don't know if you remember, but we have been panicking lately about predictions that an epidemic of dementia is waiting to sweep through an aging U.S. population, bankrupting families as well as the health care system. About 5.4 million Americans...
  • A shout-out from over the water

    Last week I received an endorsement from Barrie England, who writes the excellent British language blog Caxton, and who described You Don't Say as offering "well-informed comment about language in the popular press." He quoted at some length from the post...
  • Short and sweet

    A while back, I coined the word peeververein to identify the noisy tribe of grammar cranks: peever, for a querulous and quarrelsome person; verein, the German word for "association."* It has found some favor amid the little circle of readers here. The...
  • Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness

    Jane Austen would agree: Err on the side of kindness
    This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself. Thanks, at least in...
  • Too good to last

    I was recently inducted into the Society to Preserve Classical English, a good-humored Facebook group that was having a bit of innocent fun with badinage and quotations from favored authors. Genial, you know.  Then the peeververein* spotted it.  Or...
  • Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service

    Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service
    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...
  • Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala

    Pink Martini set to shake and stir BSO gala
    When he was 13, Thomas Lauderdale's world in Portland, Ore., opened up wide. That was when the future founder of the ensemble called Pink Martini saw the 1946 Rita Hayworth film "Gilda" for the first time. "I loved the 1940s glamour and all that,"...
  • Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction

    Award-winning Baltimore crime novelist Sujata Massey turns to historical fiction
    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,...
  • Schoolroom shibboleths

    This is what I'm up against.  A blogger writing at A Few Reasonable Words discovers that the Chicago Manual of Style does not endorse everything his ninth-grade English teacher told him and proceeds to this discovery: I ... did found the Baltimore...