| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are set to launch a massive balloon above the skies of New Mexico this weekend for a glimpse of Comet ISON, the rare comet on its way to looping past the sun and Earth in the coming...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It was 50 years ago when gospel, folk music and the civil rights movement cemented their bond on the biggest stage in America.
The March on Washington that punctuated the civil rights movement and brought hundreds of thousands to the Lincoln Memorial to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A local contingent is planning to head to the nation’s capital on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Samuel Key, president of the Washington County chapter of the NAACP, said Thursday that about 12...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Singers whose careers flourish well into their 80s are rare, and those whose instruments still function at a high level rarer still.
Among them, Tony Bennett stands out, for he turned 87 earlier this month and has shown no vocal slippage. Yes, his voice...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:33 PM
"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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 3:42 PM
In Ricky Smith's letter Monday, he revealed his lack of knowledge of the history of Christianity in America.
First, he said "freedom of religion necessarily includes freedom from religion." If that's so, freedom of speech would have to mean freedom...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history.
Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor.
Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista...