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  • Book Excerpt: 'Five Came Back' Looks at How a Quintet of Filmmakers Shaped the Public's View of World War II

    Several weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the White House sent Karl Rove to Los Angeles to meet with studio chiefs and entertainment industry leaders to ascertain what Hollywood's role could be in the new war on terror. Not much ever came of...
  • Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary

    Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary
    One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...
  • Datebook

    Monday, Jan 13 Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Meeting The National Association...
  • Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist

    Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist
    Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to...
  • Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent

     Colonial Williamsburg tailors re-create George Washington's tent
    The first time Colonial Williamsburg tailor Mark Hutter was asked to re-create the tent used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, he said no. "I was afraid it would be all-consuming," he recalls. Several years later, however, he and a...
  • Remembering the surrender at Yorktown

    Remembering the surrender at Yorktown
    When the last veteran of the 1781 siege of Yorktown died, the memory of the spot where Gen. Charles O'Hara surrendered his sword began to waver. Left unmarked on every map — including those showing the field where the British army laid down its...
  • Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor

    Walter R. Fallaw Jr., Washington College professor
    W. Robert "Bob" Fallaw Jr., a retired Washington College history professor, died of multiple myeloma complications Dec. 13 at the Hospice Center of Queen Anne's in Centreville. He was 78. Born in Durham, N.C., he was the son of Walter Robert Fallaw Sr.,...
  • 'A Dreadful Deceit' argues against a 'racial' past

    Four years ago, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder called us a "nation of cowards" for refusing to confront our racial past. Jacqueline Jones' "A Dreadful Deceit" dismisses the very idea that our past is "racial." What Holder identifies as our national burden,...
  • Happy Repudiation Day!

    Happy Repudiation Day!
    I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week. On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...
  • Irene H. Lilly

    Irene H. Lilly
    Irene H. Lilly January 21, 1922 - December 12, 2013 Lilly, Irene Harriette, passed away of natural causes on December 12, 2013 at her Huntington Beach home surrounded by her daughter Gail and family. She was born in Huntley, IL on January 21, 1922 to Ruth...
  • NBCUniversal Buys Stake in AllThingsD, Which Is Set to Get New Name: Report

    Comcast's NBCUniversal has reached an agreement to acquire a minority stake in tech-news website AllThingsD, which will be redubbed "Revere Digital" following its split this month from News Corp., Bloomberg reported. NBCU declined to comment. In an...