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  • Kerry Washington, up for the fashion icon award

    Kerry Washington is everywhere. On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
  • It's A Gray Area: Consider the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt

    Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace...
  • Gift books come wrapped in the unusual

    Gift books come wrapped in the unusual
    When it comes to gift books, I find myself drawn to some unorthodox choices this year. At the head of my list is Joe Sacco's "The Great War" (W.W. Norton, boxed, $35): a single panoramic drawing — 24 feet long, and accordion-folded in a slipcase...
  • Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'

    Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys after grueling 'Hunger Games'
    WASHINGTON – President Obama employed one of his lesser presidential powers Wednesday, pardoning two turkeys in what has become a traditional Thanksgiving ceremony. For the second year in a row, the public was asked to vote on a National...
  • Arthur L.S. Waxter, developer

    Arthur L.S. Waxter, developer
    Arthur Lee Shreve Waxter, a Towson and Bolton Hill real estate developer who was a former Maryland Arts Council chairman, died of cancer Sunday at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. The longtime Roland Park resident was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised...
  • Michael G. Kammen dies at 77; Pulitzer-winning American historian

    Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the...
  • Ukrainians topple statue of Lenin -- you know, the Bolshevik leader

    A few years ago I had some fun with a younger colleague who had written a story about then-Sen. Rick Santorum drawing parallels between the “hubris” of Senate Democrats and that of “German dictator Adolf Hitler.” “Oh,...
  • Hampton Roads Literary Events through Nov. 4

    Hampton Roads Literary Events through Nov. 4
    Here's a look at what's going on this coming week in the Hampton Roads writing and reading community. Friday, Oct. 25 Eileen Rockefeller Growald - Author talk/book signing 4:00 p.m. Hennage Auditorium of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg...
  • Letters: Cutting back on ethnic studies

    Letters: Cutting back on ethnic studies
    Re "Ethnic studies falter in new era," Oct. 31 It was interesting to note that several campuses in the California State University system are cutting back their ethnic studies departments due to budget and enrollment problems. Asian studies, African...
  • Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper

    Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper
    For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories. Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
  • Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg

    Day trips from Williamsburg to Gettysburg
    Gettysburg, Pa. Remembrance, Dedication days Two tributes that take place each November at Gettysburg National Military Park have special significance this year. Dedication Day, held annually on Nov. 19, will mark the 150th anniversary of the...