| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The O'Malley administration has chosen a Canadian company to operate two MARC commuter train lines, passing over a competitor whose critics have tied it to Nazi Germany and avoiding a potential fight with Holocaust survivors.
The Maryland Department of...
| May 5, 2012
In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life.
And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Patching potholes and balancing Howard County's or Maryland's budget may seem far removed from visits to foreign and exotic places, but several local elected officials traveled overseas this spring, visiting places as diverse as Israel, Turkey, northern...
| Jun 26, 2011
Baltimore attorney Aaron Greenfield's work representing Holocaust survivors and their families earned him an invitation last month to join a special committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Greenfield, special counsel in the corporate practice...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:32 AM
In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated.
Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 4:09 AM
A couple years ago, African-American artist Loring Cornish was focusing his creativity on works that addressed the civil rights movement. When a Jewish couple, Ellen and Paul Saval, bought some other pieces of his, Cornish went to their home to hang the...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 1:04 PM
(Dec. 20) Rep. Donna F. Edwards offered a resolution on the House floor Tuesday that would disapprove of Florida GOP Rep. Allen West for telling reporters recently that Nazi propagandists would be proud of the Democrats’ “propaganda machine.&...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:35 PM
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at the Enoch Pratt library's main branch on Thursday to discuss her new memoir, "Prague Winter," which delves into a family background that had been shielded from her for decades.
As The Baltimore Sun'...
| Feb 2, 2012
Howard Community College professor Fred Campbell is about to take his third group of students to the site of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II, with the hope that, like students before them, the group with return with a perspective of...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Somewhere the wild things are roaring their terrible roars and gnashing their terrible teeth and rolling their terrible eyes and showing their terrible claws.
They're mourning their creator, children's book author Maurice Sendak, who stepped into his...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:33 PM
I spent part of the day at the offices of the Maryland Humanities Council, as part of the group that selects the book for the One Maryland One Book reading program. (Is there anyything better than a good discussion about books?) The group of about a dozen...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In a sixth-grade reading classroom at Dunloggin Middle School in Ellicott City on Tuesday, teacher Amy Monachino guided her students through a chapter in Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars."
Books on the Holocaust lined the chalkboard. But the only book up...