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  • Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student

    Battle Monument and its architect inspire Essex student
    Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, she decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument to...
  • Getting a grip on grammar

    If you are a native speaker of English, you have English grammar in your head, and it has been there since you were a very small child. Unfortunately, the process of translating that grammar into terms for discussion of writing has not gone well....
  • Joy Umansky, baker

    Joy Umansky, baker
    Joy Umansky, chief baker at the Dorothea's Breads business she co-owned for a decade, died May 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of complications from a fractured hip. She was 85 and lived in Pikesville. Born Margaret Joy Ward-Walker in Birmingham, England,...
  • Tour d'Ale: An insider's guide to the Howard County brewpub scene

    Tour d'Ale: An insider's guide to the Howard County brewpub scene
    Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
  • It's just an apostrophe, people

    You may want to grab a paper bag to breathe into in case this post provokes hyperventilation. Apostrophes are not all that important. This insight came to me as I was reading an important distinction that Geoffrey Pullum makes at Lingua Franca: "The...
  • That rule which is not a rule

    Let me put this up quietly tonight in hopes that everyone is too tired to argue.  There was some nervous tweeting among editors today about the that/which rule. You may have been taught it under various terms: Restrictive (limiting, essential, defining)...
  • Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland

    Fox-hunting lives on in Maryland
    Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On the hound's heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in...
  • Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history

    Back Story: The brains behind one of the greatest heists in history
    Bruce Reynolds nearly got away with it — and for a time he did. As the brains behind England's 1963 "Great Train Robbery," Reynolds netted some $7 million in small bills for himself and his confederates. Robbing stagecoaches and, later, trains...
  • Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome

    Stefanie Powers plays Tallulah Bankhead at Hippodrome
    Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around: In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
  • Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best

    Saying farewell to Steven Muller, one of Baltimore's best
    Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19.  He was one of the giants of his era.  I knew him well.  I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man. 1. Steve was...
  • AP Stylebook, here is your chance

    Last year at the American Copy Editors Society's conference in New Orleans, David Minthorn and Darrell Christian of the Associated Press Stylebook announced some revisions of the stylebook, among them a relaxation of the prohibition on hopefully as a...
  • Columbia Rep Stage's 'Mary Rose' appears after a long absence

    Columbia Rep Stage's 'Mary Rose' appears after a long absence
    The name of playwright J.M. Barrie is so closely associated with "Peter Pan" that his other plays are neglected. Rep Stage has been doing its part to change that. It produced an evening of two one-act Barrie plays, "The New Word" and "The Old Lady...