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  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride.
  • Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep

    Review: 'Jacksonland' by Steve Inskeep
    In the fledgling days of the United States, two distinct maps co-existed: the white man's, divided into states and territories, and the American Indian's, denoting the land claimed by native nations. These conflicting maps, with their frequently...

    'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex

    'Star-Spangled Banner' was once a song of drinking, sex
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song that praised drinking and sex. Oh, say what?...

    Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]

    Now that Baltimore has celebrated the National Anthem, perhaps we can stop desecrating it at Orioles games [Letter]
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defense of Fort McHenry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by...

    Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Michaels

    Neighborhood Spotlight: St. Michaels
    Location: Talbot County’s Eastern Shore, about 10 miles west of Easton. Kent Island and Chester are to the north, and Cambridge is to the south. Average property listing price: $361,000, according to Babette Farrell, a Realtor at Long & Foster Real...