| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:54 PM
After a unique, very-informal-for-Downton dinner party, Carson poses an interesting question in this episode: "Where's the style, Mrs. Hughes, where's the show?"
"Perhaps people are tired of style and show," she responds.
Perhaps. Well, most...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:43 AM
The show opens with text telling us that last night was about the best year of their lives, but that tonight will be "The worst night ..." I really hope that's not true for any of these people.
The opening number is all the female pros and troupe...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour to three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy -- for months, people have complained that he never says...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:25 PM
Athletes tend to dread their 40th birthdays. They view the milestone as an expiration date, as a final signal to end their playing careers and transition into something more sedentary.
Muzammal Malik never got that memo. Now, at 45 years old, the...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 10:38 AM
I always feel like the Olympics create some kind of twilight zone for TV watching, but this year seems to be even more twilight-y than usual.
Whatever my normal routine is, it will invariably get interrupted by the sight of a gymnast doing some amazing...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:45 PM
The commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, are solemnly considering a measure to make English the official language of their county, following the examples of Frederick County and Queen Anne's County.
Perhaps the best that can be said of the measure...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak.
"We need good public input on this issue,"...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The family of Stephen John Hughes, who died in a car accident in England in June, will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
The Ten Hills resident was 57.
Hughes died with his sons-in-law,...