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Play That Funky Ukulele, White Boy

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

There shall be no Stones or Who or Metallica coming from my ukulele. Instead, I hope to conjure the spirit of the late Hawaiian mountain of a man, Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole, whose "Over the Rainbow" will break then mend your heart.

Vendor Profile: Henrieese Roberts

Street Sense | Posted 10.12.2014 | DC
Street Sense

By Jazmine Steele, Editorial Intern The images of suffering caused by HIV/AIDS trouble Henrieese Roberts, 64. She has watched people struggle with ...

Peekaboo, Where Are You Ronald Reagan?

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.10.2014 | Weird News
Rob Hiaasen

Go off-road and you'll find, for one thing, one smiling, waving statue of Ronald Reagan. While not the most statesmanlike locale, Ronnie overlooks a crunched parking lot off Cathedral Street.

Eat Where Crab Is King

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Do not wear your Sunday Best. That's the first rule for eating messy crabs here on the Chesapeake Bay. Everythi...

Remembering Military Heroes: Brothers Forever

Kate Kelly | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Kate Kelly

The two Annapolis graduates had been roommates, and this pairing formed a lasting relationship and a tight bond of friendship. When both were killed in action three years apart, the families ultimately decided they should be buried side-by-side in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Last Lie of an Air Force Academy Cadet

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The oath of office is well-known and traces its heritage to Washington's oath written for the Continental Army. Unlike Washington's oath, however, this oath contains four final words: "So Help Me God."

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

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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...