| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:15 AM
Howard County Tourism and Promotion has just released the new guide to the area, and I was pleased to see that it is targeted to tourists and residents alike.
The publication is a handy reference for shopping, dining and all-around living in Howard...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled.
Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Joseph J. Snyder has more than a passing interest in railroading and especially the venerable Baltimore & Ohio, whose storied passenger service is the subject of his recently published book.
The B&O invented the passenger train. On Jan. 7, 1830, a...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
After nearly 45 minutes of often impassioned comment from those supporting or opposing a measure to make English the official language of Carroll County, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to enact the bill.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Seeing HBO's latest trailer for "Game Change," the made-for-TV version of the 2008 GOP presidential campaign with John McCain and Sarah Palin, brought back memories of the early days of Z on TV when I was doing media-and-politics 24/7 -- and loving it....
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:25 AM
Note to all the Civil War reenactors out there who like to run around shooting old guns: The second-annual Civil War Day planned for Saturday in Parkton might not be for you.
Redeemer Lutheran Church is putting on the free event from noon to 6:30 p.m. to...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 6:07 AM
"Witch's Brew," the latest effort from horrific Baltimore director Chris LaMartina, gets its world premiere at the Charles Theatre Wednesday night.
The movie, filmed in and around Baltimore over the past two years, offers the twisted tale of a couple...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Mathilde B. "Mimi" Lee, who as the wife of Lt. Gov. Blair Lee III eschewed the political pomp and circumstance of Annapolis for the fields and woods where she could hike, canoe and swim, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Laurel Regional...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:20 PM
On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 11:43 AM
It's easy to lose sight of the reality that Harford County — like the whole of Maryland — is ground zero for U.S. History.
A key part of that history was recalled over the weekend at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abingdon, where there...
| 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...