| May 24, 2012
| 9:26 AM
In this bicentennial year of the start of the War of 1812, the StarSpangledBaltimore.com website tells us:
"The War of 1812 represents what many see as the definitive end of the American Revolution. A new nation, widely regarded as an upstart,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Baghdad -- The vice president of Iraq -- the country's top Sunni politician -- pleaded for calm Monday following his death sentence in absentia, while lashing out at Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over what he described as a politically motivated...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Ahmed Alsoudani: MATRIX 165
Runs through Jan. 6, 2013, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. (860) 278-2670, wadsworthatheneum.org
Ahmed Alsoudani's meteoric rise as an artist with a worldwide reputation is the sort of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:47 PM
On March 20, 2003, U.S.-led aircraft began the "shock and awe" bombing of Baghdad, starting a war to topple a brutal dictator and remove the threat of his weapons of mass destruction. Iraq would become a reliable U.S. ally, a counterweight to...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Some will say that Tomas Young agreed to die a long time ago.
The 33-year-old Iraq war veteran is lying in a bed in Kansas City under hospice care, intent on soon stopping life-sustaining drugs and nourishment.
But this is not a preordained event, one...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The stomp on Jesus controversy. The Owlcatraz stadium/GEO Group sponsorship controversy. The Sandy Hook massacre-doubting-professor controversy. Think things can't get any worse at Florida Atlantic University? Here's how: An exclusive sneak peek at...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost?
That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It should be interesting, the confirmation hearings on the nomination of Charles Hagel to be the next secretary of defense of the United States.
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A lot more interesting than the hearings on John Kerry's nomination as secretary of state or John...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
An Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks was wrongly kept on suicide watch for at least seven days of his nine months' confinement at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., the Marines'...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The former commander of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va., told a military court on Tuesday that accused WikiLeaker Bradley Manning was held in highly restrictive "prevention-of-injury" custody even though psychiatrists recommended the conditions...