| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:20 AM
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
With these words, President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Seventy years ago today, at shortly before 8 in the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II.
But two days before the attack,...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:07 AM
I was not around for the conception of the Dictionary of American Regional English and was only generally aware of its long gestation. And though I was not present for the accouchement, I did get to attend the christening yesterday.
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.
Many conservatives feel like this is the most important election in our lifetimes because we...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Through the holiday season, Toby's Baltimore Dinner Theatre is offering such an entertaining, surprisingly relevant classic version of "Annie" that it is worth a half-hour drive for Anne Arundel county residents.
Based on the Harold Gray "Little Orphan...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist who had been married to former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec.16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium.
The former longtime Easterwood Park resident was 94....
| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
Happy New Year!
Oh, I'm sorry....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Disgraced collector Barry H. Landau was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for stealing thousands of historic documents worth as much as $2.5 million from archives along the East Coast, including one in Baltimore, where the scheme...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, was sentenced seven years in federal prison Wednesday for stealing thousands of historic documents from archives and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast.
| Oct 23, 2011
| 2:40 PM
When Paul Brachfeld heard about the heist of historic documents in Baltimore this summer, the National Archives inspector general acted quickly.
First, he checked his records to see if the suspects — Barry Landau, a well-known collector, and his...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Art collectors take note: There's an Andy Warhol about to hit the market.
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore have approved the sale of a Liz Taylor print — aptly titled "Liz" — and several other artifacts from the private collection of Barry H....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital.
The longtime Govans and Rodgers...