| Feb 8, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: out of the bud vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:40 PM
A handwritten draft of one of Edgar Allan Poe's earliest poems and a letter to author Washington Irving are among a handful of items that will be part of an exhibit opening April 26 at a Richmond, Va., museum devoted to the writer.
"This is the kind of...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Carroll County has many sons and daughters who have made contributions to the literary and artistic world. Take William Buehler Seabrook, for example.
What's that? You never heard of him? Seabrook was apparently one interesting character. It is only...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Julian Samuel Stein Jr., a retired public relations executive who was an adviser to Gov. J. Millard Tawes, died June 22 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 93.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stein was the son of a...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:10 PM
The historic lunchroom at the Woman's Industrial Exchange reopened on Wednesday. It is now called the Woman's Industrial Kitchen, and it's operated by Irene Smith, owner of the popular Souper Freaks food truck.
The Downtown luncheon room, famous for...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:17 PM
The historic lunchroom at the Woman's Industrial Exchange reopened Tuesday. It is now called the Woman's Industrial Kitchen, and it's operated by Irene Smith, owner of the popular Souper Freaks food truck.
The downtown luncheon room, famous for its...
| Feb 4, 2012
This almost never happens. Revivals, remakes and sequels are, by common consent, inferior products.
Every once in a while, though, something comes along — the recent staging of "South Pacific," or "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole —...
| Dec 27, 2011
It's a good thing Gertrude Stein never said, "A phone is a phone is a phone." Clearly, these days, her tautology would be a disconnect, received like a dropped call. The mobile devices we're so dependent on, attached like an extension of our brains, are...
| Nov 8, 2009
For three decades, enormous interest in "The Good War" and "The Greatest Generation" has generated countless oral histories about World War II, in print and on video. Joseph R. L. Sterne's "Combat Correspondents: The Baltimore Sun in World War II"...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Black Mask, the great pulp fiction magazine, was launched by H.L. Mencken in 1920 but really started to come into its own some six or seven years later under the editorship of Joseph T. Shaw, who would in time publish almost the entire pantheon of classic...
| Sep 9, 2010
Character actor worked with Tim Burton
Glenn Shadix, 58, a character actor best remembered for his portrayal of the portly, pretentious interior designer Otho in director Tim Burton's 1988 ghost comedy "Beetlejuice," died Tuesday at his...
| Dec 24, 2010
Gertrude Stein may have felt that a "rose is a rose is a rose," but not Jacob Maarse.
Maarse, the venerable Pasadena florist, knew the particular pleasures of thousands of roses, from the innocently pink Bride's Dream to the flamboyantly red Dolly...