| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The most famous piece of music about a conflict in 1812 has nothing to do with what is dubbed the second war of American independence.
That won't stop Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," with its famous bells and cannons, from being part of the "Star-Spangled...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:18 AM
No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments.
Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher that is probably apocryphal but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87.
Following her election in 1979, the story goes that...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone: One billion active monthly users.
"Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:26 AM
In this bicentennial year of the start of the War of 1812, the StarSpangledBaltimore.com website tells us:
"The War of 1812 represents what many see as the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
| Sep 8, 2012
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage.
"I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says.
She isn't talking about same-sex...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 1:57 PM
In the course of a year, English actor Alfie Allen, 25, has gone from being best known as pop singerLily Allen's little brother to one of the main actors on the HBO hit show,"Game of Thrones."
Playing the hero-turned-villain Theon Greyjoy, Allen has...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Suddenly, in Britain, of attenuated interest, the Queen's English Society. The organization of crotchet collectors was forty.
After the failure of the society's much-ridiculed project for an Academy of English, will waned quickly. The Independent...
| Jun 30, 2012
Now that the celebrations of the War of 1812 are under way, it seems that the Sun's message to its readers is clear: Enjoy the celebrations, and ignore the facts ("Commemorating the War of 1812," June 10).
But while The Sun's eagerness to celebrate a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:07 PM
As nations battle it out for sports supremacy at the Olympics in London this summer, we can all acknowledge that when it comes to fashion, the Brits have us beat.
Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Twiggy, the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Letter writer David Brandenburg argues that the causes and nature of the War of 1812 have been misrepresented in recent coverage of conflict's ("Sun readers aren't getting the truth about War of 1812," July 4). He asserts that it was an unjust war of...