|As a general rule lowercase the in the names of magazines,
newspapers, organizations (even if the organization's letterhead
doesn't), statuary, nicknames, epithets, and appellations:|
||the American University
the Johns Hopkins University
the American Red Cross
|the Great Dismal Swamp
the Jockey Club
the New York Times
the Times of London
|the Nature Conservancy (TNC)
the "Dance of the Seven Veils"
the Windy City
Capitalize the article the in a few place-names:
but the Bronx.
In epithets and appellations, the is preferably placed outside the initial quotation mark:
the "salmon capital of the world"
the "bull of the woods"
but Werner "the Bruiser" Janney.
In titles of books, songs, plays, etc., capitalize an initial The, but after a possessive, omit The or A:
The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.