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  • Remembering duty, service and 'lost human potential'

    Remembering duty, service and 'lost human potential'
    There were many moving moments during Monday's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, in Timonium. The program included nearly two hours of musical selections by military bands and choral groups and prayers, along with...
  • A political marriage

    A political marriage
    "The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
  • Ain't Webster's Third grand

    Fifty years ago, people in the United States had very real fears of the possibility of nuclear annihilation in an exchange of nuclear missiles with the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 brought that fear very close. But the year before,...
  • 'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist

    'The Partisan' an opinionated biography of William Rehnquist
    -------------------- The Partisan The Life of William Rehnquist John A. Jenkins Public Affairs: 368 pp., $28.99 -------------------- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was a curious man. He could be courtly and gracious, elegant in argument and a...
  • Illuminating cancer

    When the door to Donald Hopper's garage rolled up, it revealed a scene out of Car and Driver. A mint, cherry-red convertible built in the mid-'60s was parked atop a gleaming black-and-white checkered floor — a giant racing flag. Hopper said it was...
  • Battle of Midway: A reversal of fortune

    Battle of Midway: A reversal of fortune
    If you wanted to pitch a novel about World War II battle, the following story line might be considered too dramatic. Six months after the Navy suffers its most catastrophic loss in history, it defies expectations and turns to fight. A Navy captain...
  • Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical

    Review: 'Cronkite' by Douglas Brinkley is occasionally critical
    -------------------- Cronkite Douglas Brinkley Harper: 820 pp., $34.99 -------------------- Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in...
  • Debra Jo Rupp Works Hard As Dr. Ruth

    Debra Jo Rupp Works Hard As Dr. Ruth
    The show: The world premiere of Mark St. Germain's "Dr. Ruth, All the Way" at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Theater, Pittsfield, Mass. First impression: A big hand for the little ladies — actress Debra Jo Rupp portraying sex therapist and media...
  • Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports

    Michael J. Ybarra dies at 45; chronicler of extreme sports
    Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45. A veteran...
  • Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty

     Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty
    Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
  • Carnett: Spelling counts in presidential elections

    It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson. I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....