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  • 50 years after the march

    WASHINGTON -- The current remembrance of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of half a century ago has rightly focused on Martin Luther King's epic "I Have Dream" speech, which prophesied racial progress that at the time many saw as a...
  • David E. Traub, postcard photographer

    David E. Traub, postcard photographer
    David E. Traub, who photographed Baltimore for nearly six decades for the postcard and tourist souvenir business he founded, died of complications from cancer Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Slade Avenue resident was 91. "His skies are always a...
  • Domino Sugar spruces up Baltimore plant

    Domino Sugar spruces up Baltimore plant
    Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown. The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...
  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Monumental mistakes

    The surest reflection of the present is its view of the past. History turns out to be the most contemporary of the plastic arts. For we're always remaking it in our own image. Which may explain the great wave of mediocrity now sweeping over Washington...
  • Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back

    Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back
    Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
  • 50 years later, a trio of views about the March on Washington

    50 years later, a trio of views about the March on Washington
    "So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice." The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Linda Chapin was a Southern girl who through her family's frequent moves north and...
  • When Brando Marched With Heston: How Variety Covered the March On Washington

    When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, "March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration." The showbiz spin is amusing some 50 years later; a bit...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • Washington Monument wears its scaffolding well

    WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....