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On Your Way To Annapolis? Add These Free Activities To Your Itinerary!

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the ...

'Lone Survivor': Free Officer and Free Citizen

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lone Survivor, the new film recounting an ill-fated search and rescue attempt in Afghanistan, has a tragic connection with my school. Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, a Navy SEAL, received a master's degree from our Graduate Institute.

Holiday Events In and Around Washington, DC

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The holiday season is a great time for families to explore the Mid-Atlantic. From free concerts in Washington, D.C. to a boat parade on the Chesapeake Bay, these events deliver a month of magic.

I Have Not Yet Begun to Shave

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

A productive morning is finding two matching black dress socks for work. I couldn't bear putting any more pressure on my dress code.

Whither Ye Olde Stomping Grounds?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Not a single pay phone in sight in Washington, D.C. It was a shocking discovery after a seven-year absence from my old stomping grounds. I went vi...

Dead Zones: Connecting the Dots

Philippe Cousteau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Philippe Cousteau

Everyone in the watershed lives within a few miles of one of these tributaries, which are like pipelines from these communities to the Bay. Throughout the watershed, degraded streams and rivers are affecting everything from tourism to cultural heritage.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

Flawed From the Start: The President's New Plan for Higher Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

All of us know that more must be done. But is this plan a good solution? The "best value" rating system may seem plausible at first glance, but there can be no doubt that it will do much unintended harm to higher education in America.

My House of Cards

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I have wonderful news. I'm planning on buying a piece of vacant waterfront property in Eastport, MD., in an area called Horn Point. Then and there, I will build my dream home.

America's Best Waterfront Restaurant Is...

Budget Travel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Fabulous American seafood joints by the sea.

How One Woman Tends The Graves Of African-American Veterans

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

She rakes dead grass off the grave with the three names and one inscription: Forever in Our Hearts. The woman in work gloves and white sun hat picks up the dead grass and stuffs her plastic bag full for another trip to the ravine down the hill. She'll be back this week with her John Deere riding mower to navigate through the buttercupped rows at Annapolis' African-American burial ground.

Confession: I Am Brad Pitt's Brother

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

Maybe Brad Pitt has a younger brother who can relate. Rob Pitt. Or maybe George Clooney -- Rob Clooney. Justin Timberlake! Rob Timberlake. Maybe people don't believe all of them, either. Maybe I'll just change my name to Rob Pitt.

WHOOPS! Obama Makes Big Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday. Obama did not salute the ...

Happy Father's Day!

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

It's probably too late to return the Mother's Day card and gift, but it's not too late to plan your special Father's Day gift. Think material things. Think wonderfully expensive material things. Think boat.

Mike Ryan

Director Hurt By James Franco's Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Lin has achieved mass success by directing the last four installments of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, including the newest entry, "Fas...

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

Here's the self-inflicted curse of writing: Everywhere writers look or land, there is better writing. I'll prove it.

The Anti-Hagel Gambits: Clever, But Not Really That Clever

William Bradley | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.

PHOTOS: Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Take a detour from America's massive cities and embrace the charm of our small towns.

Voters Worry About Heckling, Shootings

Annapolis Patch | Anna Staver | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

On Sunday night, two men were shot near the community center, and in June, Orlando Sherman McDaniel, 29, of Annapolis died as a result of gunshots wo...

Man Faked Gun Threat In Maryland Movie Theater, Terrified Audience: Cops

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.03.2012 | Crime

A man has been arrested in Annapolis, Md., after he shouted expletives and pretended to point a gun at the audience at a local movie theater. Kyle ...

Your Start-Up Life With Governor O'Malley: Never Give Up and Keep Moving Forward

Rana Florida | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

"Your first job will not be your best job. Keep improving your skills, broadening your experience, your knowledge, your ability to think and work with others, and never give up. Damn the headwinds, keep rowing forward."

Black Military Pioneer Dies At 85

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, has died, the Academy said. He w...

One Wild Navy Initiation (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.23.2012 | College

Annapolis Naval Academy freshmen make a human wall to climb the Herndon Monument which is covered with lard in Annapolis, Maryland. Each year ...

PHOTOS: Midshipmen Make Greased Naval Academy Climb

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Students who are closing out their first year at the U.S. Naval Academy have completed the traditional climb up the Herndon Monument...

Weekend To-Do: Shamrock Fest, Cherry Blossoms And Maryland Day

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend, choose from an unexpected range of festivals: Maryland Day celebrations, National Cherry Blossom Festival events and, yes,...