| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:32 PM
So misunderstood is the historical context of the War of 1812 that Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture has become something of a standard at American concerts of patriotic music.
Actually, it was written by the Russian composer in honor of his...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:46 AM
The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible."
I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:55 PM
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:
Granted, it's mainly British, but it...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:47 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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).
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:10 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:11 AM
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...
| 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,...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 10:55 AM
NBC's Friday-night coverage of the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics drew the largest TV audience on record for a kickoff of the summer games.
According to Nielsen figures provided by NBC, 40.7 million average viewers watched the four-hour-plus...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:18 AM
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin, it seems like a good time to catch up with what some of the other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
And two of the finest actors in the series, Dominic...