Latest from Michael S. Rosenwald

The history of royal funerals: Lavish, moving, crowded and sometimes bizarre

Prince Philip’s funeral, owing to covid-19 restrictions and his general distaste for fuss, looked notably different from the way previous royals were mourned
  • Apr 17, 2021
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Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, who he called ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers pepper-sprayed him six years later.

Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.
  • Apr 14, 2021

The epic, unlikely love story between Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Philip was 18 years old and Elizabeth was 13 they first time they remember laying eyes on each other. Neither knew she was a future queen.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Hemingway scholars fixate on his father. Ken Burns gives his mother equal time.

In a new documentary on Ernest Hemingway, Ken Burns makes it clear that Grace Hall Hemingway played a less heralded, but crucial role in her son's life
  • Apr 5, 2021

The Secret Service agent who saved Reagan’s life after being inspired by him decades earlier

Jerry Parr was 9 when he saw the future president in the 1939 film "Code of the Secret Service." Parr was the head of Reagan's protective detail 40 years ago when John Hinckley Jr. tried to assassinate him on March 30, 1981.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Letters found in an attic reveal eerie similarities between Adolf Hitler and his father

The 31 letters written by Alois Hitler are the basis of a new biography of the Fuhrer's father.
  • Mar 21, 2021

‘Three of us in this marriage’: Princess Diana’s stunning interview with Martin Bashir

In 1995, Diana unloaded on the royal family. Now the world awaits another blockbuster: Oprah Winfrey’s two-hour interview with Diana’s son, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Baseball broadcaster Mel Antonen loved the game even as an autoimmune disease and covid-19 took his life

Hall of Fame players trusted Antonen, who was 64 when he died on Jan. 30.
  • Mar 5, 2021

Lady Bird Johnson’s audio diaries: A first lady narrates her powerful role in history

Recorded in the White House, the revealing 123 hours of tape is the basis of a new podcast that begins airing on the first day of Women's History Month.
  • Mar 1, 2021

Two women killed in Route 50 car crash

Maryland State Police are investigating the Sunday morning collision.
  • Feb 21, 2021