| 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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:47 PM
I was giving a speech once to a group of career women who had decided to be stay-at-home moms, and I was waiting to be introduced when I overheard an animated conversation between two of them.
"So, the doctor said she could have a serving of grapes,...
| 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 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| 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.
| Nov 10, 2010
| 12:33 PM
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...
| 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...