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January 2, 2012
Regarding Susan Reimer 's recent commentary about the death this year of journalist Christopher Hitchens, I take issue with her statement that "I cannot help but wonder where he is now. In an over-populated heaven, filled with all the believers he disdained and a God who forgave him? Or in an underpopulated hell, with a few defiant friends, a bottle of booze, a pile of books and all the time in the universe to talk?" ("To the ones who entertained and inspired, irritated and haunted us," Dec. 26)
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May 29, 2014
I agreed with your conclusions in today's editorial on misogyny ( "Misogyny not to be ignored," May 28), but if you really need to seek an answer to where all this hatred of women comes from, look no farther than religion. As Christopher Hitchens extensively documented, every major religion in the world is virulently anti-woman. Anyone with any doubts as to the absolute truth of Mr. Hitchens writings need only look at the way women are being treated every day, right now, by Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians.
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By Meghan Daum | December 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates: his characterization of Bill Clinton as "a rapist" or his vilification of Mother Teresa as "a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud. " There is also his oh-so-chivalrous shout-out to the Dixie Chicks, whom he called "fat slugs" (or "slags" or "sluts" depending on your source)
NEWS
January 2, 2012
Regarding Susan Reimer 's recent commentary about the death this year of journalist Christopher Hitchens, I take issue with her statement that "I cannot help but wonder where he is now. In an over-populated heaven, filled with all the believers he disdained and a God who forgave him? Or in an underpopulated hell, with a few defiant friends, a bottle of booze, a pile of books and all the time in the universe to talk?" ("To the ones who entertained and inspired, irritated and haunted us," Dec. 26)
FEATURES
February 11, 1991
* A teach-in on the war in the Middle East will be held at 5 p.m. today at Gilman Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. Faculty and community speakers will discuss various topics related to the war.The Central Maryland Red Cross will offer free support counseling for all military families, beginning today from 6 p.m. to p.m. at the chapter headquarters at 4700 Mount Hope Drive in the Seton Business Park of Northwest Baltimore. Support groups will be available for children 6 to 11, adolescents and adults.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 10, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • The power of Matt Drudge: Drudge drives more traffic than Facebook or Twitter. (PBS)  • The people who are criticizing this obviously don't get hip hop: Common coming to the White House . (Daily Caller)  • This feud is getting uglier by the day: U.S. accuses Pakistan of outing CIA agent . (Washington Post)
NEWS
May 29, 2014
I agreed with your conclusions in today's editorial on misogyny ( "Misogyny not to be ignored," May 28), but if you really need to seek an answer to where all this hatred of women comes from, look no farther than religion. As Christopher Hitchens extensively documented, every major religion in the world is virulently anti-woman. Anyone with any doubts as to the absolute truth of Mr. Hitchens writings need only look at the way women are being treated every day, right now, by Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians.
FEATURES
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1996
Reporter: I'm having lunch with Christopher Hitchens on Monday.Friend of Hitchens: Take your Alka-Seltzer.Reporter: Oh, I won't try to keep up with him.FOH: There's no question of one's keeping up with him.Reporter: I probably won't drink at all. I don't when I'm working.FOH: Then you won't have an authentic Christopher Hitchens experience.Reporter: Are you saying I should plan on taking the train, so I won't have to worry about driving back?FOH: I think that would be best. My authentic Christopher Hitchens experience begins in Timberlake's, an unpretentious place in Washington, where he has taught the bartender to make unassailable Tanqueray martinis.
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By RICHARD RODRIGUEZ | February 20, 1995
I have been reading the February issue of Vanity Fair wherein Christopher Hitchens, a British subject, describes Mother Teresa ''the ghoul of Calcutta.'' Mr. Hitchens' essay -- ''Mother Teresa and Me'' -- is a justification of a television expose that he wrote and presented last year on Britain's Channel Four.Mr. Hitchens belongs among that generation of British journalists and editors -- amoral aliens -- who have invaded New York and Washington. These expats are like characters from a minor Evelyn Waugh novel; they are craven and coarse and contemptuous of the colonials.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | November 4, 2008
Election night finally arrives, and virtually all of the major networks and cable channels are blowing out all other programming to bring viewers the historic election results live. The major networks - ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox - will all have live coverage starting at 7. ABC News has been the most watched news operation for political coverage this year, but since the national conventions, CBS News has been the most aggressive. The 24/7 cable channels will start their election specials an hour earlier on MSNBC and CNN. If you are looking for some razzle-dazzle technology, CNN is using hologram photography to "transport" images of correspondents from remote locations.
NEWS
By Meghan Daum | December 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates: his characterization of Bill Clinton as "a rapist" or his vilification of Mother Teresa as "a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud. " There is also his oh-so-chivalrous shout-out to the Dixie Chicks, whom he called "fat slugs" (or "slags" or "sluts" depending on your source)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 10, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • The power of Matt Drudge: Drudge drives more traffic than Facebook or Twitter. (PBS)  • The people who are criticizing this obviously don't get hip hop: Common coming to the White House . (Daily Caller)  • This feud is getting uglier by the day: U.S. accuses Pakistan of outing CIA agent . (Washington Post)
FEATURES
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1996
Reporter: I'm having lunch with Christopher Hitchens on Monday.Friend of Hitchens: Take your Alka-Seltzer.Reporter: Oh, I won't try to keep up with him.FOH: There's no question of one's keeping up with him.Reporter: I probably won't drink at all. I don't when I'm working.FOH: Then you won't have an authentic Christopher Hitchens experience.Reporter: Are you saying I should plan on taking the train, so I won't have to worry about driving back?FOH: I think that would be best. My authentic Christopher Hitchens experience begins in Timberlake's, an unpretentious place in Washington, where he has taught the bartender to make unassailable Tanqueray martinis.
NEWS
By RICHARD RODRIGUEZ | February 20, 1995
I have been reading the February issue of Vanity Fair wherein Christopher Hitchens, a British subject, describes Mother Teresa ''the ghoul of Calcutta.'' Mr. Hitchens' essay -- ''Mother Teresa and Me'' -- is a justification of a television expose that he wrote and presented last year on Britain's Channel Four.Mr. Hitchens belongs among that generation of British journalists and editors -- amoral aliens -- who have invaded New York and Washington. These expats are like characters from a minor Evelyn Waugh novel; they are craven and coarse and contemptuous of the colonials.
FEATURES
February 11, 1991
* A teach-in on the war in the Middle East will be held at 5 p.m. today at Gilman Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. Faculty and community speakers will discuss various topics related to the war.The Central Maryland Red Cross will offer free support counseling for all military families, beginning today from 6 p.m. to p.m. at the chapter headquarters at 4700 Mount Hope Drive in the Seton Business Park of Northwest Baltimore. Support groups will be available for children 6 to 11, adolescents and adults.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | April 19, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National  • Financial smackdown! Actually, our country's reckless spending is not at all funny -- S&P rates U.S. "negative" on deb t. (Financial Times)  • Congressman was ticking debt clock installed on congressional floor. (Daily Caller)  • Poll: Trump ain't beating Obam a. (Rasmussen Reports)
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By SUN STAFF | November 4, 1999
Daniel Mark Epstein, biographer of Nat King Cole, will be one of about 60 authors appearing Sunday at Book Bash '99, an annual fund-raiser for Baltimore County literacy programs.Book Bash '99 takes place from 6 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. at the Bibelot bookstore in Festival at Woodholme, 1819 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance, $50 at the door.Diane Rehm, public radio talk-show host and author of "Finding My Voice," is honorary author chairwoman of the event. She will appear at a $150-per-person reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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