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  • An odd flag to commemorate an odd war [Editorial]

    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...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Recording Industry: Here's a (inadvertent) handy guide on best websites for stealing music

    Recording Industry: Here's a (inadvertent) handy guide on best websites for stealing music
    From the Midnight Sun blog: In response to an inquiry from the federal government trade czar, the Recording Industry Association of America released Monday a filing itemizing "notorious markets" across the globe. Notorious markets are physical places...
  • Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore

    Why we're still intrigued by the duchess from Baltimore
    At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place. Without her, there...
  • Why I'm watching the royal wedding

    Why I'm watching the royal wedding
    Friday mornings at 4 a.m. generally find me asleep, but this week I'll be among the thousands of Anglophiles glued to my television for the "wedding of the century." At 25, I've spent the better part of my adult life either in Europe or wishing I was...
  • Incoming artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has bold plans for Center Stage

    Incoming artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah has bold plans for Center Stage
    Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out. People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director...
  • The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex

    The Interview: Tim Mitchell, CEO of FrontierMedex
    When oil companies expand into desert areas of Africa, FrontierMedex Group helps them navigate the territory and provides medical care and security. The company also has helped rescue ships from pirates in the waters off Somalia and provides medical...