Essays: Baltimore Sun 175th anniversary


Reporters and other Baltimoreans reflect on how their lives intersected with The Sun.

Also see pictures of each of the essayists.

The city hall reporter: Sun vs. Sun

10:33 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Gwen Ifill

The city hall reporter: Sun vs. Sun

The London bureau: A queen and a correspondent

10:34 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Russell Baker

The London bureau: A queen and a correspondent

The dining critic: A taste for blogging

10:35 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Elizabeth Large

The dining critic: A taste for blogging

The war correspondent: Strange days on the battlefront

10:35 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Dan Fesperman

The war correspondent: Strange days on the battlefront

Reporter: The best story I would ever write

10:35 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Laura Lippman

Reporter: The best story I would ever write

The author: When Wes Moore met Wes Moore

10:36 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Wes Moore

The author: When Wes Moore met Wes Moore

The political columnist: Bitter lessons in the South

10:37 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Jack Germond

The political columnist: Bitter lessons in the South

The mayor: Blowing up The Block

10:37 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Kurt Schmoke

The mayor: Blowing up The Block

The investor: Business in, and of, The Sun

10:38 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Brian Rogers

The investor: Business in, and of, The Sun

The casting director: Living in the house of Bodine

10:39 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Pat Moran

The Casting Director: Living in the house of Bodine

The film critic: Bedeviled by apostrophes and irony

10:39 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Stephen Hunter

The film critic: Bedeviled by apostrophes and irony

The filmmaker: The critic who didn't get 'Diner'

10:40 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Barry Levinson

The Filmmaker: The critic who didn't get 'Diner'

Police reporter: Right man, wrong look

10:41 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

David Simon

Police reporter: Right man, wrong look

The maritime editor: A reporter makes the news

10:42 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Helen Bentley

The maritime editor: A reporter makes the news

Sports columnist: A moment that wrote itself

12:13 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

Ken Rosenthal

Sports columnist: A moment that wrote itself

Native daughter: The early edition and all the others, too

10:44 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Nancy Pelosi

Native daughter: The early edition and all the others, too

Mencken's world and mine

6:59 AM EDT, May 10, 2012

Mencken's world and mine

Locked in a metal filing cabinet in The Sun's library is a sheaf of manila folders packed with typed pages, copies of paste-up sheets and loops of pink, punched tapes — artifacts of H. L. Mencken's coverage of what he dubbed "the Scopes monkey trial."

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