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Like many sports fans this week, Tom Quirk will experience the Summer Olympic Games on TV, watching Michael Phelps go for more Olympic glory and enjoying the possibility of an underdog winning a gold medal. But the view of Catonsville resident is aided...
The Baltimore SunSome of you have been generous enough to inform me, here or on Facebook or at Twitter, that you do not share my esteem for the writings of Gore Vidal. You perhaps do not care for his politics or his prose style or his morality or his person. Perhaps his...
It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent. Before she turned up, my newspaper career had consisted of listening to Baltimore policemen reminisce about great hangings and covering bush-league statesmen deploring the state of the world. I...
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When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the United States as part of their forthcoming North American tour, no doubt their host city of Los Angeles will provide plenty of pomp and circumstance. Yet Marylanders could show Will and Kate a jolly good...
Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what...
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Inside Westminster Abbey, eight 20-foot-tall live trees lined the center aisle during the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. The trees transformed the space, doing what even the most elaborate floral arrangement could not — providing a...
Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel BloggerThe roughly 4-inch Lego likeness of Queen Elizabeth II will wear a silver-and-diamond crown less than an inch big to mark the 60th anniversary of the British monarch's coronation. The Queen of Miniland, as she's called, will show off the crown with 48...
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The Santa Fe New MexicanConductor and organist Maxine Thevenot holds a notable place in the musical life of Albuquerque, but her profile also increased in Santa Fe last fall when she was named music director of the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, a local amateur chorus now in its 35th...
Boston HeraldThe 37th annual "Art in Bloom" festival gets a royal touch this year, as the Museum of Fine Arts spotlights London-based floral designer Shane Connolly. Connolly, the whiz behind the bouquets and arrangements for Prince William and Kate Middleton's...
Khaleej TimesFor the second time in 42 years, a state visit by a UAE President to the UK will be happening on April 30-May 1. The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will be travelling with a political, military and business delegation to Great...
After former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was pilloried following her death last week with a campaign in England to vault the song “Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead” to the top of the nation’s pop chart, an English satirist is...
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