| Jun 28, 2011
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt
Pioneering Egyptologist saved antiquities from Aswan flooding
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, 97, a pioneering French Egyptologist who helped salvage Nubia's vaunted antiquities from flooding caused by the construction...
| Jun 29, 2011
British actress on stage, screen and television
Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:27 PM
Former WBC light welterweight boxing champ
Billy Costello, 55, a former WBC light welterweight boxing champion who won his first 30 professional fights, died of lung cancer Wednesday at a hospital in his hometown of Kingston, N.Y., said...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Prince George's County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. William Hite Jr. received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) June 24 at the residence of the French Ambassador.
This award is an Order of Chivalry in France for academics...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Sanborn was born on June 23rd to Edith and Dr. Clifton Sanborn.
She was an avid swimmer as a child. She continued to be an exceptional athlete throughout her life and was extremely active as one of the original members of her gym...
| Aug 7, 2011
Dr. Baruj Benacerraf, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his pioneering work explaining why some people are able to fight off infections and tumors while others are not, died Tuesday at his Boston home. He was 90.
The cause was...
| Aug 7, 2011
The Secret History of Costaguana
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Riverhead: 287 pp., $26.95
"The Secret History of Costaguana" is an intricately detailed, audacious reframing of "Nostromo," the classic 1904...
| Apr 14, 2012
The last time Charles Gounod's "Faust" was staged at the Lyric Opera House, 11 years ago, the work's original medieval-period setting was changed to World War I.
That production, devised for the late John Lehmeyer for the old Baltimore Opera Company,...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:56 AM
In an anecdote that sticks to the memory like an overdone cookie on an undergreased cookie sheet — those 2011 holiday baking mishaps still rankle — an American visiting the Sorbonne is accosted by a French student.
"You Americans!" the...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Elinora Bowdoin Bolton, a former French teacher who had been a celebrated 1940s women's tennis player, died of heart failure in her sleep Tuesday at the Keswick Multicare Center. The former Howard County resident was 93.
Family members said she was...
| Feb 25, 2012
100 Years Ago
Gowns and frowns
In the "In Vogue" column of the Times:
"Skirts, especially on lingerie dresses are showing more fullness. Double veilings are being used to give lovely iridescent effects. Velour hats are proving strong favorites. The...