| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:10 AM
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,...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:14 AM
This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18:
Closed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Baltimore City and Annapolis.
Open in Baltimore, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties.
Open in all jurisdictions....
| May 9, 2014
| 12:24 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:52 PM
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...
| May 17, 2014
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:24 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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.
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...