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  • Rodricks: On a rainy day in Baltimore, Dr. Seuss and Gil Sandler bring sunnier possibilities to mind

    Rodricks: On a rainy day in Baltimore, Dr. Seuss and Gil Sandler bring sunnier possibilities to mind

    It was another banner week for Baltimore — the police commissioner resigned because he hadn’t filed tax returns for three years, and the City Council president said he didn’t understand why the commish had to go; there was more talk of Pimlico’s owners moving the Preakness out of the city; a sportswriter...

  • What do GOP Congressional leaders fear? Majority rule.

    What do GOP Congressional leaders fear? Majority rule.

    A small group of Republicans in the House of Representatives is doing something radical: They are attempting to force a vote on legislation that a majority of the chamber may well support and which the overwhelming majority of the American public definitely does. The reaction from House leadership?...

  • You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    Eighty-five percent of adults in the U.S. who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one, according to a 2009 Gallup Poll; 69 percent would like to play one now. Nearly all believe musical skills can be learned at any age. Yet a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts survey...

  • The (Baltimore) Sun shines on Cylburn Arboretum

    The (Baltimore) Sun shines on Cylburn Arboretum

    Last winter, I discovered in the Cylburn mansion house a treasure trove of cancelled checks and bills of sale — and a shelf of scrapbooks that held yellowed newspaper clippings, most from The Baltimore Sun. For hours, sitting in a shaft of morning sunlight, I paged through announcements, news articles,...

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  • Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Balticon 52 Nebula Award-winner Catherine Asaro (“The Quantum Rose” and “The Spacetime Pool”) is the guest of honor at this year’s annual gathering of area sci-fi fans, offering a chance to catch up on the latest trends, enjoy a dealers’ room with all the books, costumes, models and other paraphernalia...

  • Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    The absence of Under Armour’s typical celebrity-filled tent didn't stop the stars from showing up to the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Among the rich and famous attending the race were Supermodel Chanel Iman, singer Ne-Yo (who sang the national anthem), actress Annalynne McCord (“90210” and...

  • Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    We knew it was going to be wet this Preakness, but we could have never predicted the level of mudiness at this year’s grounds. Hundreds of Preakness goers traversed through mudpits and large puddles of water, with their shoes and legs covered in brown sludge. Others got strategic — or gave up —...

  • Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Standing in the back of the new concert area in the middle of Saturday’s Preakness InfieldFest, Andrew Tyner was impressed by the massive new stage and the general reconfiguration of one of Maryland’s most anticipated events. But his thoughts quickly moved to the real talker of the day: the weather....

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  • Giuliani says Mueller investigation could end by Sept. 1

    Giuliani says Mueller investigation could end by Sept. 1

    President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will "demand" that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the...

  • China is winning Trump's trade war

    Analysis: China is winning Trump's trade war

    It was easy to miss the U.S.-China trade statement that the White House released Saturday, right in the midst of royal wedding mania. But it's hard to hide that China looks as if it's winning President Donald Trump's trade skirmish - so far.

  • Confusion, squabbling undermine Trump's steps forward on the world stage

    Confusion, squabbling undermine Trump's steps forward on the world stage

    On North Korea, the government of dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to walk away from a planned summit after bellicose words from national security adviser John Bolton — who was then publicly overruled by President Donald Trump. On China, trade negotiations have been undermined by fierce infighting...

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