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Mary Carole McCauley

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Mary Carole McCauley joined The Sun in 2000 and is an arts reporter specializing in books and visual arts. Previously, she was The Sun’s theater critic and an assistant arts editor. A native Chicagoan, she graduated from the University of Chicago and completed a fellowship for arts journalists at Northwestern University. Her writing has been recognized with a National Headliner Award and three times by the Society for Features Journalism. 

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  • New national African-American museum could help, hurt smaller institutions

    New national African-American museum could help, hurt smaller institutions

    When the new National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday on the National Mall, a century after it was first proposed, it will be greeted by an outpouring of joy. The gleaming bronze behemoth standing out amid a phalanx of white marble will be dedicated by President Barack...

  • What not to miss at 2016 Baltimore Book Festival

    What not to miss at 2016 Baltimore Book Festival

    Here are some highlights at this year's Baltimore Book Festival:  What's Gnu: Check out the debut of the Paws & Pages Stage, which has animal programming plus adoptable pets. Featured authors include Mikita Brottman reading from “The Great Grisby” (4 p.m. Saturday); Bronwen Dickey, “Pit Bull: The...

  • American Book Award winner Susan Muaddi Darraj among highlights of Baltimore Book Festival

    American Book Award winner Susan Muaddi Darraj among highlights of Baltimore Book Festival

    During World War I, the author Susan Muaddi Darraj's grandfather was kidnapped by the Turkish army from his village in what is now Palestine. His wrists were bound with a rope, and he was and marched to Damascus behind a horse. "Everyone in his village assumed he was dead," Darraj says during an...

  • Inside new National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Inside new National Museum of African American History and Culture

    — Up, up, up visitors walk, out of the darkness and into the light. About sixty percent of the vast new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens Saturday, is underground. Partly, that's to comply with height restrictions imposed on structures built on the National Mall,...

  • New librarian of Congress Carla Hayden taking over organization in turmoil

    New librarian of Congress Carla Hayden taking over organization in turmoil

    Carla Hayden can't wait to open up "the ultimate treasure chest" that is the Library of Congress. "They have Rosa Parks' pocketbook," said Hayden, who Wednesday will be sworn in as the 14th librarian of Congress — the first woman and first African-American to fill that position. "They have the...

  • Labor Day weekend violence continues with two nonfatal shootings

    Labor Day weekend violence continues with two nonfatal shootings

    The spate of violence across the city during the Labor day weekend continued with two more nonfatal shootings Monday — and one victim appeared to have been wounded by accident. Officers who were called to the 2100 block of Aiken Street at 9:25 a.m. Monday found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot...

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