The Berkeley scandal of 1681 transfixed London society – and Aphra Behn soon capitalised on it

4 May 2024 9:00 am

In The Love Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister, often called the ‘first English novel’, Behn successfully milked the affair for all it was worth


Kim Klacik and the urban GOP effort

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Baltimore Republicans are an oddity in Baltimore. Perhaps some older Americans remember Spiro Agnew, but that’s more or less it…


Is change on the horizon in Baltimore?

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Crime-ridden Baltimore finally dodged a bullet this week. The bullet, in this case, was former mayor Sheila Dixon, who nearly…

Lloyd Welch, the Lyon girls’ murderer.

How to interrogate a murderer

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This is horrible. But it’s a book by Mark Bowden, who wrote Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo, so it’s…