| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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"...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Drawing Rick Santorum's caricature brings back a famous quote that Gertrude Stein said about Oakland, Calif. "There's no there, there." There's no there, there, in Santorum's face. Weak mouth, weak smile, tiny dots for eyes, weak chin. He's got it all....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:37 AM
PARIS — Paris is a city where possibilities are endless, expectations are high, and no one doubts that magic can happen.
Anyone who saw Woody Allen's recent homage to the City of Lights, "Midnight in Paris," knows what I'm talking about. Allen's...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:52 AM
A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly.
The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...