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  • Laurel Park celebrates 100th birthday

    Laurel Park celebrates 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday
    Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above. Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
  • Nothing like death to liven up a European tour

    Nothing like death to liven up a European tour
    If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites. Pere Lachaise...
  • Mixing art and wine

    Mixing art and wine
    Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming? —Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill. A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
  • Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know

    Traveling to Europe this year? Five things you need to know
    The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
  • British college towns won't leave you bored

    British college towns won't leave you bored
    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Though you...
  • Brides-to-be waiting for inspiration to be unveiled at royal wedding

    Brides-to-be waiting for inspiration to be unveiled at royal wedding
    Perched in the front row, Emily Ehehalt watched as flashes of ivory ruffles, creamy taffeta and eggshell lace swept by on a runway. The recently engaged Ehehalt was attending a local bridal fashion show looking for ideas for her January 2012 wedding. But...
  • Info on visiting London

    TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 44 (the country code for England) and 20 (the city code for London). WHERE TO STAY The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, 7396-9000, http://www.thegoring.com. This...
  • Thursday morning talkers: Weiner asked porn actress to lie

    On¬†weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles¬† • I'm sure that's not all he...
  • Prince Edward to visit Baltimore. And don't ask about the wedding.

    Prince Edward to visit Baltimore. And don't ask about the wedding.
    Prince Edward -- 7th in line to the British throne, youngest child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 48-year-old kid brother to Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne -- comes to Baltimore Tuesday NOT to discuss his biggest claim to fame,...
  • Reporting on royalty: a primer for commoners in the press corps

    Reporting on royalty: a primer for commoners in the press corps
    This may be Charm City, but the PR outfit promoting Prince Edward's visit wasn't sure the Baltimore press corps had the polish to cover royalty. So IMRE took it upon itself to play Henry Higgins to newsroom Eliza Doolittles. "Royal Protocol: The general...
  • Maryland's most royal sites

    Maryland's most royal sites
    When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the United States as part of their forthcoming North American tour, no doubt their host city of Los Angeles will provide plenty of pomp and circumstance. Yet Marylanders could show Will and Kate a jolly good...