| Aug 10, 2011
| 1:52 PM
When 30 American servicemen were killed last week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, it raised anew whether our efforts there are worth the cost, and whether they are achieving anything. Here's another reason for doubt: Many Afghans firmly believe we...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Baltimore native Army Spc. Jameel T. Freeman was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, military officials said Friday. He was 26.
He is survived by his wife and two children, said his longtime friend and martial-arts instructor Del Ali Rawlings....
| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:22 PM
As teachers at the Renaissance Institute, retirees Sidney Leibovitz and Gregory Halpin fascinate their adult students with history courses ranging from the Chinese Revolution to French Connections.
Their own histories are fascinating, too.
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Among hundreds of books sure to be embraced or argued about at this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival, one potent group narrative leaps from the pages of the schedule.
A string of tenacious writers are presenting new or reissued books that chronicle...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
In September, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas plans to bring a statehood petition to the United Nations. The initial plan is to bring it to the Security Council for approval. If the U.S. vetoes it, as expected, the PA will then bring it to...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Boy, if I had a dollar for every celebrity interview that discussed the size of God’s penis.
Actually, that’s a first—but “Higher Ground” star/director Vera Farmiga had more to say about genitalia. The actress is probably...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:39 PM
An exhibition on an all-but-forgotten era in Jewish worship, “Wooden Synagogues of Europe,” will open Sept. 13 at the Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The 10 models are 1/40th scale replicas of synagogues built in...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Five days. That’s all it took after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for Danuta Hinc to realize that she needed to write a book about how such a thing could happen.
“I realized that I needed to know what leads people to make such...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Imagine driving into Annapolis along Rowe Boulevard or sailing into the city's harbor, glancing up toward the tiered State House dome, and seeing that it's colored not in the brick red and Colonial white you've known your entire life, but in lemon gold,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Even though World War II ended in 1945, it has never ended at the movies. Based on a 2007 Israeli film, "The Debt" is a new English-language film about the decades-long hunt for a Nazi doctor who conducted horrible procedures at a concentration camp.