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Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates makes his case

The award-winning writer of the controversial 'Case for Reparations' traces his history to strong family roots in West Baltimore as he promotes an open discussion of race relations in modern-day America.


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President Obama visits India

For the first time in history, a U.S. president sat in a place of honor to witness all of the grandeur that is India's Republic Day, which celebrates India's transformation from colony to independent nation and the adoption of its constitution in 1950.

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Gay in Maryland

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After criticism, Hogan amends executive order to include gender identity


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Erin Smyth and Matthew J. Tielsch's wedding was more than par for the course


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  • How to pick crabs
    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

  • Maryland crabs
    Maryland crabs
  • Soft-shell crabs
    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks
    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside....

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay
    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow...

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