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Top England Articles

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  • From teacher's pet to insufferable prig

    Being a teacher's pet as a child endeared me to no one but teachers. My third-grade teacher, Marian Gulley, once let me take a fourth-graders' history test. (At Elizaville Elementary School, the third and fourth grades were in a single classroom; the...
  • Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4

    Heritage at heart of St. Stephen's British Garden Party on May 4
    Scratch the surface of the altar at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium and see the English underpinnings that have led the church to host a British Garden Party and Fete each year. Steeped in classical Anglican tradition, St....
  • Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack

    Back Story: Defending Havre de Grace from British attack
    On this morning 200 years ago, a plucky Irish immigrant, John O'Neill, matched wits with British Adm. Sir George Cockburn, a veteran sea dog in command of a fleet of 19 vessels that sailed into Havre de Grace during the War of 1812. O'Neill was born in...
  • Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore

    Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman visits Baltimore
    Plunging into a novel by James Kelman is like diving head-first into a chilly lake. It's a shock to your system at first, and a bit disorienting, but the trick is to keep moving. Once your muscles get warmed up and you get your bearings, the...
  • Small Columbia project could make big waves, opponents say

    On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along...
  • Commentary: Giving thanks before Thanksgiving

    After reading my colleague Jim Kennedy's column on time just speeding through the rest of the year after Halloween has come and gone, I found myself actually agreeing with him for once (sorry, Jim). Admitting this makes me feel much older than my 27...
  • Barcelona is in the mix for DJ Reagan

    Barcelona is in the mix for DJ Reagan
    Many Baltimoreans declare that their morning commute only becomes bearable when tuned into the crazy antics of WWMX-FM morning radio host Reagan Warfield. He regularly interviews world-famous celebrities and rock stars and banters with a widespread...
  • Commentary: Already missing Europe

    As I'm writing this it's been two weeks since I've been back in the U.S. after a nearly two-week vacation in Paris and England with my mom, brother and aunt. I'm finding I'm still having dreams about the trip — driving on the left side of the road,...
  • Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis

    Jimmy Cornell shares his tips at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis
    For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom. Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
  • Everyman stages update of 17th-century comedy 'Beaux' Stratagem'

    Everyman stages update of 17th-century comedy 'Beaux' Stratagem'
    Picture it: England, 1707. Two guys who have run out of money decide to seek out and successfully woo rich women. They take turns playing master and servant as they roam the countryside in their quest, which leads them to the town of Lichfield and...
  • Thank the Normans

    On this date in 1066, Duke William of Normandy defeated King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings. Once King Harold ceased to be a factor in British politics, having been shot through the eye with an arrow, Anglo-Saxon was demoted mainly to the tongue of...
  • Letting down the side

    Last week, when I suggested that the career/careen distinction is, for practical purposes, extinct in American English, Stephen Busemeyer wrote this response: The words careen and career mean different things. We should choose the word that most clearly...