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  • In a word: subfusc

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: SUBFUSC Granted, it's mainly British, but it...
  • History Matters: Russians ready to take on any Japanese threat 75 years ago

    100 Years Ago The iceman cameth From the social notes: "Prof. Charles Kolb of Westminster was the guest Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Barnes. "Mr. Washington Ridgley spent several day last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles...
  • The British are coming — this time, with flowers

    The British are coming — this time, with flowers
    Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety. The nearly 200-year-old Philadelphia Flower Show runs March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme is "Brilliant!" with exhibits...
  • Split the difference

    Beryl Adcock, an estimable editor whom I had the good fortune of meeting at the first American Copy Editors Society conference in 1997, sends an inquiry: "Seeing a lot of 'different than' in news stories. Is this another old 'rule' we needn't be concerned...
  • Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace

    Israel should keep the Golan Heights until Syria makes peace
    Regarding Ramzi and Noura Hemady's recent commentary on Syria's Golan Heights, the authors ignore three critical facts when it comes to the ultimate possession of that disputed territory ("Let people of the Golan decide their fate," Feb. 8). First,...
  • Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

    Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances
    Baltimore has witnessed love and loss. From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
  • Letter: Repeal Second Amendment to solve gun problem

    What does the Second Amendment actually say? "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This has become a part of our history and culture, based...
  • 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....
  • WWE Raw recap: The Undertaker competes, 'Fandangoing' returns

    WWE Raw recap: The Undertaker competes, 'Fandangoing' returns
    Ever since the day after WrestleMania, when "Fandangoing" became a thing, we knew that when WWE returned to the United Kingdom just weeks later, that it would all resume. Sure, the Fandango theme singing craze took a dip in between, but it's genesis was...
  • History Matters: Jessup Volunteer Fire Department has a new utility truck

    100 Years Ago For the birds Ads in the Times: "Books on Poultry: Pigeons, Bee-Keeping, Farming-Gardening. The Eichelberger Book Co. 308 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md. "Send us cow and horse hides: To be tanned and manufactured into coats, robes,...
  • 'Terrorist' is in the eyes of the beholder

    Rafael Medhoff's commentary notes that when the British held the Palestinian Mandate there was much Arab unrest in the face of increased Jewish immigration, and mandate authorities resorted to punitive measures to suppress it and to deport its leaders ("...
  • In American newspapers, headline writing has a tendency toward the prosaic, Briton finds

    It's a fair cop. Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany. From...