| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It’s all about the three strains in the American character. America was founded on the principle of rugged individualism, the pioneer spirit of self-reliance and “each according to his abilities.” That’s another way of saying...
| Dec 15, 2012
The bronze figure of Thomas Jefferson rises 19 feet in his Pantheon-style memorial in Washington, D.C. It suits the third president's oversize life. And it underscores the ongoing debate about his stature, examined in five new books about him.
| May 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France — For the better part of two decades, director James Gray has been making textured dramas about people, often immigrants and their children, who experience all manner of frustration and struggle.
It prepared him well for the...
| May 26, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Unlike the Grammys or the Oscars, the Cannes Film Festival awards keep things simple and the numbers low. At the 66th closing ceremony tonight, main competition jury president Steven Spielberg and his illustrious colleagues (Nicole Kidman, Christoph...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Toby Bozzuto seemed headed for a career in the music industry.
The son of Thomas S. Bozzuto, a founding partner of developer The Bozzuto Group, Toby Bozzuto interned for Blues Traveler in college, working in the band's management office in Carnegie...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 10:45 AM
After suffering significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will not reopen to tourists this year, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
According to the NPS, the Statue of Liberty, its pedestal and base...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:23 PM
First of three articles about state ballot issues
On some level, Oscar Moreno knew growing up that his family did not have permission to live in the United States.
But it wasn't until now, as the 17-year-old Baltimore Polytechnic Institute senior...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Listening to novelist and political commentator Mark Helprin recount his life is a bit like listening to Forrest Gump — an eloquent, New York-born Forrest Gump.
Helprin is hardly slow-witted, but like the titular hero of the Oscar-winning 1994...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
This summer, the citizens of Baltimore and the surrounding region have experienced two special multi-million-dollar events that consumed the Inner Harbor area for days.
Each one took a lot of planning and cooperation. Each one was entertaining for...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be acquainted, another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
English is a promiscuous language that...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:29 PM
After visiting Ellis Island in New York on Wednesday, Sarah Palin swung by the midtown Manhattan headquarters of Fox News, where she met with senior executives, including network chief Roger Ailes.
It's unclear whether network officials pressed Palin...