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  • Tubman, Oakley are good reasons to visit Cambridge

    As Women's History Month draws to a close, visitors to the Cambridge and Bucktown area of Dorchester County can explore the lives of two Eastern Shore women who became legends of American and Maryland history: Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. Tubman's...
  • Maryland on the menu

    When Maryland's first Colonists stepped off the Ark and the Dove, they carried little that would generate gastronomic envy - a bit of salted meat, dried peas and hard biscuits left over from the voyage, and some pigs and cows recently purchased from...
  • Universal themes

    Are you hurt?" e-mailed a friend in mockery of the Saturday-serial dialogue style in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. "Are you blind?" I e-mailed back. For the latest entry in George Lucas' transgalactic saga of the moral rise and fall of...
  • Two cases show how vast our racial divide remains

    HOW DID Marylanders end up with two poignant moments in race relations in just one week? Well, it can't be because we're lucky, because one of those moments involves the death of Noah Jamahl Jones, a black teenager who died last year after a melee...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
  • Maple crashes through historic Annapolis farmhouse

    Maple crashes through historic Annapolis farmhouse
    Part of the historic Annapolis farmhouse endured summer storms since 1853 and is still standing, though Goshen Farm took a beating July 14. Branches from a maple tree crashed through the farmhouse roof and busted rafters. Water ran down to the basement,...
  • Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

    Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China
    Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a Mass on Monday...
  • A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry

    A place of tribute to Francis Scott Key, west of Ft. McHenry
    Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Ft. McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem...
  • Dred Scott Decision Still Resonates Today

    News out of Ferguson, Mo., has been devastating. After unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer, local police responded to the community's demonstration of outrage with unprecedented force, using military-style weaponry to...
  • Cameron balks at probing supply chain in UK anti-slavery bill: Lawmaker

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron could have been an anti-slavery hero had he ensured that a draft law to combat slavery contained provisions to prevent the "evil practice" in corporate supply chains, a senior...
  • Shooting of black teen highlights racial divide in Missouri town

    FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, and subsequent violent protests, highlight a stubborn racial divide in a St Louis suburb that has struggled to build healthy relations between...
  • WGN America continues original programming with two new projects

    WGN America continues original programming with two new projects
    WGN America continues its push in the original programming arena, announcing Wednesday that it has given a straight-to-series order to Appalachia-set drama "Titans" and has begun initial stages on series contender "Underground." The Tribune-owned...