Campus Silos Then and Now
I recently learned that 538 W. 114th Street in Morningside Heights was to become The Black Residential Brownstone for Columbia College. The story, in the Columbia Spectator, made no mention…Read More
The Attribution Scam. Where Are Standards?
It’s been many years since unattributed, anonymous quotes or statements were declared a capital offense in newspaper journalism. The feeling was that if someone had something to say that merited…Read More
Paid death notices – a shrinking newspaper’s new profit center.
“Hello, Sweetheart, get me obits!” was the headline on a blog I posted on June 10, 2020, as the country’s death toll from Civid-19 had reached a then shocking 115,017.…Read More
Maryland is for Movies (in Gene Meyer’s new book)
FROM BEVERLY GRAY’S BLOG “BEVERLY iN MOViE LAND” published Jan. 10, 2023 (reprinted here with permission) Maryland is an oddly shaped state that coils around our nation’s capital. West Coasters…Read More
Happy New Year from “Hidden Maryland”
State of Play – Washingtonian “A new book offers a fun look at Maryland’s quirkier corners.” So says Washingtonian magazine in the Capital Comment section of its January issue, reporting…Read More
History Conversations: Hidden Maryland webinar is now online!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: My video presentation of Hidden Maryland: In Search of America in Miniature that aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, can now be viewed online. My talk,…Read More
On This Day in History: Two of John Brown’s Black Raiders Executed.
John Anthony Copeland and Shields Green were hanged on Dec. 16, 1859 in Charlestown, Virginia (now West Virginia) for their role in the raid on Harpers Ferry. They were two…Read More
Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” 81 years ago, is little remembered. But it still resonates, along with Sept. 11, 2001, and Jan. 6, 2021, as…Read More
This Year: Give the Gift of Maryland
To Market, To Market… With Thanksgiving in the rear mirror, can the holiday gift giving season be far behind? This year, you have the option of “giving the gift of…Read More
Burn leaves, Ban leaf blowers
Those of a certain age may recall the not unpleasant scent of leaves burning in the fall. This was the traditional way of disposing of the season’s regular deposits of…Read More