| Apr 21, 2013
It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates.
Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:43 PM
When the lights dim for "Hunger Games" at midnight Thursday, Fatimah Nelson, who bought tickets weeks ago, will be there, a bit breathless, at the edge of a plush seat at Arundel Mills.
"I've been waiting months and months and months," says the Baltimore...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:44 PM
In a speech bookended by standing ovations, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told members of Baltimore's Latino community Thursday night that they are critical to meeting her goal of reversing the city's population decline and assured them that city...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:30 AM
On Twitter, you have to expect the crude, the occasional swear word, the offensive line.
Just usually not from the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The Pratt let loose an eye-brow raising Tweet Tuesday afternoon, giving a big thumbs up to a rap called "B*...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Norita Messick, a homemaker who attended Baltimore theaters for 80 years, died of dementia Sunday at the Arden Courts assisted-living facility. She was 99 and lived in Hamilton.
Born Mary Norita Burke in Baltimore and raised on Preston Street, she was...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 6:01 PM
When opportunity knocks, I try to grasp it.
On a recent Tuesday afternoon, my friend, a landscape architect and Olmsted devotee, and I planned to work on a program. We are giving a talk and walking tour in April. Our subject is the Olmsted influence in...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:08 AM
I'm getting psyched to meet and introduce Walter Isaacson, author of the bestselling Steve Jobs biography, at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore this Saturday!
Are you going? It's an all day affair for book lovers. Or, if you want to just see Walter, come...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Make sure you take a break Saturday from your weeding, planting and other household chores to stop by the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. It's one of Baltimore's best literary events, and the schedule is always packed with an...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Born in East...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
The flu can strike people starting in October, so Maryland health officials are rolling out their flu vaccine clinics. People can also get flu shots at most pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at work. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu...
| Oct 8, 2012
For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal — and controversial — role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s.
She was in turns appalled by Vechten's...