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  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?
    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends
    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • Good Friday schedule and closings

    Good Friday schedule and closings
    This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18: Government offices Closed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis. Open in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Courts Open in all jurisdictions....
  • African American Children's Book Festival is May 10

    African American Children's Book Festival is May 10
    The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is hosting a book fair this weekend that will highlight books about African Americans as well as showcase African American authors and illustrators. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
  • Events outlined for Star-Spangled Summer

    Two centuries after Francis Scott Key sat on a ship amid smoke and explosions, peering to discern the famed Star-Spangled Banner on the Baltimore shore, the city will celebrate the anniversary with similar sound and fury. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...
  • 'For Whom It Stands' exhibit opens at Reginald Lewis Museum

    'For Whom It Stands' exhibit opens at Reginald Lewis Museum
    The artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent her adult life trying to sort through her mixed feelings about the American flag. It's just a red, white and blue bolt of cloth. But all the Atlanta resident has to do is glance up casually and see one at the...
  • Making soul food and Southern cuisine healthier

    Making soul food and Southern cuisine healthier
    On a crisp spring morning, chef David Thomas stands in the kitchen of his Parkville cafe, Herb & Soul, prepping for a busy day of cooking. Plastic tubs overflow with fresh kale, while shelves hold spices that will impart flavor to the chef's Old Bay...
  • New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown

    New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown
    In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native. Now, a...
  • Students embrace King tenets on nonviolence to resolve conflict

    Students embrace King tenets on <br>nonviolence to resolve conflict
    Eighth grader Danyelle Taylor has learned about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in school, but she got an up-close peek at King-era mementos Sunday — including a 1957 letter the civil rights leader wrote his literary agent and a program from the 1962...
  • Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'

    Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'
    Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009. When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University...
  • Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor

    Juliette M. Carpenter, supervisor
    Juliette M. Carpenter, a former U.S. State Department supervisor who later worked for the state of Maryland, died Feb. 4 of respiratory failure at Glynn Taff Assisted Living Inc. in Catonsville. The Baltimore resident was 93. The daughter of a postal...
  • Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner

    Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner
    Louis G. Hecht, an owner of the Triangle Sign Co. and an antiques appraiser who immersed himself in Baltimore's classic jazz scene, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, his 92nd birthday, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. He lived...