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  • 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...
  • Baltimore sneak preview of PBS film on War of 1812 tailored to local audience

    Baltimore sneak preview of PBS film on War of 1812 tailored to local audience
    Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we? Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
  • 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...
  • London looters are following the example of British bankers and members of Parliament

    We should learn the lessons of the London riots, as the root causes can also be found in Baltimore. The real reason why British youth loots is simply because they are following the example shown to them by the establishment. Young Brits are immersed in...
  • Laurel oncologist pleads guilty to buying and using unapproved drugs

    Isabella Martire, a 52-year-old oncologist in Laurel, will be sentenced Oct. 17 after pleading guilty to buying prescription drugs not approved for use in the United States, and using them on cancer patients. According to U.S. Justice Department...
  • Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe

    Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe
    Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009. This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to...
  • 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...
  • Couple slammed after calling 911 for their cat

    Couple slammed after calling 911 for their cat
    Goodness knows if one of our pets is having a medical emergency, we'd want to do anything to make sure whe could get help -- and as fast as humanly possible. But a couple in Britain is drawing fire for calling the UK's version of 911 for their cat....
  • Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal

    Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal
    Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism. Spitzer did prove to be an...
  • Hack this, Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch is in trouble and a whole lot of folks are delighted. They are practically drooling at the mouth that the downfall of Fox News could be around the corner. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into allegations that the...
  • Rupert Murdoch, Sheila Dixon, John Edwards -- the media and public shame

    Rupert Murdoch, Sheila Dixon, John Edwards -- the media and public shame
    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...