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  • Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'

    Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'
    (Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist: * Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
  • President Biden? Not such a long shot at all

    President Biden? Not such a long shot at all
    Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he...
  • How are you celebrating William Henry Harrison's birthday?

    Old Tippecanoe, the ninth president of the United States, was born 240 years ago today. He remains the president with the shortest term in office, having died a month after his inauguration. An elderly gentleman, he insisted on making a prolonged and...
  • Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.

    Book review: 'O.K.: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word' by Allan Metcalf.
    O.K. The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word Allan Metcalf Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95 Is there another word as supple as "OK"? Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
  • Sun vignette has been greeting readers since 1837

    Sun vignette has been greeting readers since 1837
    No, Dear Reader, you are not caught in a time warp or a victim of a delayed April Fool's prank. You are not in "The Twilight Zone" and your eyes are not deceiving you. What you're looking at is The Baltimore Sun's vignette, or nameplate, as it appeared...
  • Senate split: Gov. thinks Van's not a used-up man..

     
    The Albany drama might have seemed to fit on the Court TV or SciFi channels. But Mr. Madore gives us an episode for the History Channel when he tells us that Gov. David A. Paterson invoked Martin Van Buren,......
  • Daedelus talks Low End Theory and the Boxer Rebellion

     
    Back before “beat music” operated as the umbrella term encompassing the Low End Theory sound, there was Daedelus, the Santa Monica-born musician known for breaching genre constraints and for a set of stellar muttonchops that could humiliate Martin Van...
  • Happy anniversary, First Dog Bo!

     
    It's been a whirlwind year in the life of America's first dog. It seems like only yesterday to us, but it's been a year since the Obamas brought Portuguese water dog Bo home last April 14. (We, along with a......
  • Ronald Reagan's birth centennial, Part I: Politics came late in his life

     
    Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
  • Was there a Dearborn? A landmarks primer

    Burnham Hotel: Daniel Burnham, a visionary architect and urban planner, was the chief of construction and director of works of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and co-author of the far-sighted 1909 Plan of Chicago. Carson Pirie Scott &...