| Oct 9, 2011
My father used to eat sardines, bones and all and packed in oil, out of a can, which appalled me as a little girl. When I was older, I saw perfectly civilized people eating whitebait, or English sardines, in pubs near the water, and consuming enticing...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:16 AM
BERLIN - The indelible image of the former East German Olympic female swimmer: big, burly and unbeatable.
After the Berlin Wall fell, former swimming coaches confirmed that the freakishly masculine women had taken steroids under the Stasi-run sports...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Colonel is a cartoonist’s dream. There have been so many outrageous utterances, each one topping the last, that it’s been hard to keep up. That this newly-minted National Hero of the Right happens to be a local figure (at least until he...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Lies. Gossip. Accusations. Spite.
These are the things that live in the shadows of our lives, lurking and waiting to spring forth whenever the ugly side of human nature allows.
Theatre Downtown's production of "The Crucible" shines a light on this...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:55 PM
A Baltimore jury Tuesday found Paul Schurick, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign manager, guilty of fraud and related charges for his role in an Election Day 2010 robocall — a decision hailed by government watchdog groups who say that...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy.
An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Jul 17, 2011
Dr. Joseph Hittelman, a Los Angeles physician whose advocacy of reforms such as healthcare for the poor led to his persecution as a subversive during the McCarthy era, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100.
| Aug 6, 2011
Mo Lijun wears a cross around her neck and proudly proclaims, "I am Christian, now."
It's a new development for the 22-year-old from the Yunnan province of China. She is one of about 200 Chinese students working in Williamsburg for the summer, as part of...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:51 PM
Cuba's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Maryland contractor Alan Gross to be released from a 15-year prison sentence for alleged spying.
The court claimed that Gross, of Potomac, who was arrested in December 2009 after distributing computer...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Twenty years ago, tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets of Moscow, just as Egyptians, Tunisians and Syrians have this year — rejecting the old order, demanding freedom and democracy. That August, the Russian democrats prevailed because...