| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:23 AM
In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The government in Britain recently did something interesting.
It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The European Union has been in the news lately, especially with regard to the UK's continued participation, so I thought I would use this Midweek Madness installment to remind everyone of the joy of brotherhood.
The Union happens to have an anthem...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:05 AM
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,...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:15 AM
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 ("...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:59 AM
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.
| 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...