| May 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This timeless trip begins with a classic ride.
"The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House.
His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all. At...
| May 28, 2015
| 7:22 AM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:35 PM
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?...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Location: The central region of Frederick County. Mount Airy is to the east, Middletown is to the west and Emmitsburg lies to the north.
Average property listing price: Frederick properties run $227,443 for attached homes and $304,304 for detached homes...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Billie Holiday's name. The Sun regrets the error.
I traveled back to my hometown of Baltimore last weekend to reprise my role as that important historical figure, The Devil,...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
"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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:22 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:08 PM
In the summer of 2013, I visited the Clifton Mansion, which sits atop the little hill in the Northeast Baltimore park and golf course, as a $7 million restoration effort got underway.
And while the place looked much improved — at least the grim...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...