language

Miss Floribunda: When nice plants get a bad reputation

October 24, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, My witch hazel is blooming, and I love the smell of its yellow flowers, which look like curls to me. While I admit the little tree does look kind of scraggly, like an old hag, or maybe even an old scag with bed head, I don’t know why it’s called a [read more]

Language museum closes doors, moves online

September 9, 2014

The National Museum of Language in College Park is crammed into three rooms, all of which overflow with rolled-up maps and posters, stacks of books – and, at the moment,  moving supplies. Since 2008, the museum has resided on the second floor of an office building just off Baltimore Avenue. But [read more]

City welcomes new American citizens

May 22, 2014

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — There were balloons and an abundance of chocolate chip cookies, but the profound ideals behind Citizenship Celebration Day, held at City Hall on May 3, lent heft to the event.  The proclamation read by Councilmember Joseph Solomon (Ward 5) noted in part that “the [read more]