| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:49 PM
I have been thinking about media and public shame a lot lately. And events this week with Rupert Murdoch globally and Sheila Dixon locally have focused my troubled thoughts.
The litany of public figures who have been in the news lately for behaving...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 2:17 PM
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...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:05 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2011
The joke began simple enough: "One hundred eighty-five gorillas walk into a bar. The bartender says, 'Sorry, we don't serve your kind here.'"
Members of the Severna Park High School Improv Team stood beneath bright lights, and one by one each stepped...
| May 12, 2012
100 Years Ago
From the county social column:
Miss Carrie Hewitt of Sykesville is visiting her brother, Mr. David Hewitt of Portland Oregon.
Mr. Herbert Hausenfluck of Virginia is visiting his uncle, Mr. Simon Hausenfluck of Savage.
| Dec 25, 2011
Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran ...
Or as Mitt Romney put it, playing the irresponsible-lunatic game convincingly enough to become the leading Republican presidential candidate: "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon."
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Letter writer David Brandenburg recently expressed an alternative view about a war that some call the "second war of American independence" ("The truth about the War of 1812," June 30).
Mr. Brandenburg makes a number of interesting points that need a...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:15 AM
David Brandenburg's letter, published in The Sun on July 4 ("The truth about the War of 1812"), shows the danger of amateur historians who take small facts and from them draw a revisionist fallacious interpretation of the American historical narrative....