| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Duff Goldman has just baked a cake of Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. And it looks just like the city's most famous landmark — right up to the statue of the nation's first president that stands atop its tower and down to the fine...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:50 AM
There's no such thing as a bad time to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon, the historic estate of our first president.
Still, spring seems to be a natural fit, as the expansive gardens begin to show signs of renewed life, new lambs frolic in the...
| Apr 17, 2011
Great move on Washington College's part to move the awarding of the annual Sophie Kerr Literary Prize to New York. These are the kind of "bold strokes" that its namesake, George Washington, and its revolutionary founders would have applauded.
| May 3, 2011
| 10:53 AM
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When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time....
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:46 PM
From late morning to afternoon, images of a man with many hats and faces rolled by on the big TV monitor in the State House main hall: William Donald Schaefer in full white chef's garb, done up as George Washington crossing the Delaware, wearing a...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:54 PM
I sighed when I read J. Nelson's letter ("Obama using bin Laden's death for political purposes," May 10). The accusation that President Obama is politicizing the death of Bin Laden is absurd. The president is a politician, and thus every act in an...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 12:47 PM
As summer's fleeting charms begin to fade, fall swirls into view in a burst of kaleidoscopic color. Relish autumn's arrival with 50 nifty travel ideas for the Mid-Atlantic region: from leaf peeping and leisurely drives, to museum-hopping, fall-inspired...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:49 AM
The images of the burning towers on Sept. 11 are seared into our collective memory. It seemed unthinkable that we could be attacked on our native soil.
During our nation's founding, we were also attacked on our soil. And though the British who captured...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 3:00 PM
As the Baltimore school system attempts to rebound from a series of cheating scandals and its first significant test score decline in years, leaders are considering a worrisome possibility: They might have hit a wall in educating children.
| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that it's colored not in the brick red and Colonial white you've known your entire life, but in lemon gold,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Biedron didn't bother complaining the first time he noticed a difference between the price he was charged for office supplies and the figure posted on the shelf.
But when it happened repeatedly — and always in the store's favor —...