| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:19 PM
I went in search of a place recently named the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District and found myself inside one of its most prominent addresses. But like so many places in Baltimore where artists live and work, you have to be introduced or know a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Maybe 15 or 20 years ago, ego and image would have prevented Johns Hopkins from joining the Big Ten. But university officials put those aside any of those lingering issues as the Blue Jays announced Monday that they will be joining the conference in 2015....
| May 29, 2013
| 4:39 AM
For many Marylanders, there is no more perfect meal than a pile of steamed crabs or a well-made crab cake (light on filler, please).
These straightforward crab preparations are everywhere: on restaurant menus and backyard tables, especially in the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:46 AM
I'm gay. Unapologetically, unashamedly, praying-for-a-husbandly gay.
But I've never marched in a Pride parade.
When I tell this to my gay friends, they get confused and sometimes even angry.
"But you're gay," they remind me. "Why wouldn't you march?...
| Jun 1, 2013
Baltimore author Sheri Booker sees dead people.
In her mind's eye, she can clearly remember the 600-pound man whose corpse had to be hoisted by a crane out of his apartment window, the teenage suicide victim who tattooed instructions about his funeral...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When he talks about the Washington Nationals, chief operating officer Andy Feffer uses words like “hip” and “fun.” That’s by design, of course.
Baseball likes to draw on its traditions, but it also needs to attract new...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Each month, more than 100 Jewish families in Howard County receive children’s books in the mail as part of a literary program created to celebrate Jewish heritage.
PJ Library, the nonprofit behind the book delivery program, is a national...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Seven Maryland service members who have been killed since last May will be honored Monday in a Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.
Cyndi Ryan of the American Red Cross said that even though this is the first Memorial...
| Mar 31, 2013
At an age when many workers are thinking about winding down their careers, Victoria Baldassano of Silver Spring says she can't afford to give retirement a thought.
The part-time English professor at Montgomery College said her income has been too low for...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:48 PM
After spending three decades at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Kevin Hux eagerly joined efforts this past year to unionize his workplace.
"I joined this union to have some kind of voice and be protected," said Hux, 55, who started in housekeeping shortly...