| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
In his recently published "1913: The Year Before The Storm," German journalist Florian Illies compiles a fascinating and exhaustively researched month-by-month compendium of the events, personalities, culture, politics, technology and fashions that shaped...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:25 AM
They might be a little snooty, but it would be hard to find a family more welcome in these parts than the Crawleys of “Downton Abbey” — at least in Owings Mills, home of Maryland Public Television.
Just as “American Idol” in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Oct 26, 2013
To find out what she needed to discover about the life-changing matters that her parents didn't discuss, Isabel Wilkerson interviewed 1,200 people over 18 months.
She re-created one man's harrowing 1,500-mile car trip from Louisiana to California. She...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In the courtroom where Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory metes out justice, he has a steadfast if silent companion, Maj. German H.H. Emory, a lawyer killed in World War I whose portrait hangs to the right of his bench.
"He's looking at me every...
| Nov 6, 2013
A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers,
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. The day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the surrender of Imperial Germany in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
A few weeks back, when Congress came to an agreement on budgetary issues as the national government inched ever closer to the prospect of a large scale default for the first time since the Articles of Confederation government, the deal was characterized...
| Nov 9, 2013
At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:40 AM
The members of Cub Scout Pack 238 arrived at the Bel Air Memorial Gardens Sunday morning, prepared to honor the veterans buried in the cemetery, but a living veteran honored their efforts as well.
Chris MacLarion, a resident of Belcamp who served in the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Allan Stover wasn't even in high school when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953.
Despite his doctored birth certificate, he believes commanders could tell he was too young to enlist. Stover never admitted it — though he came close when a drill...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Veterans from World War II and all wars to present as well as family members and officials gathered around the Wayside Cross in downtown Towson on a chilly Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day on Monday.
Towson American Legion Post No. 22 Commander Ken...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The Baltimore Symphony has presented an epic work every few seasons since Marin Alsop started her tenure as music director in 2007, works that seem to bring out the best in her and the orchestra. Such was the case with Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and...