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  • Weinberg Foundation gives $3 million to Pratt library

    Weinberg Foundation gives $3 million to Pratt library
    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is giving $3 million to the Enoch Pratt Free Library as part of a $107 million renovation project at the central branch on Cathedral Street. "This is a truly a generous and meaningful gift from the Weinberg...
  • Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe house reopens for October

    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe house reopens for October
    Good news for fans of Edgar Allan Poe. The west Baltimore house where the great author lived as a young man is reopening -- at least for the month of October. The house, beset by financial trouble, has been closed since September 2012. It is now under...
  • 'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'

    'Fight Club' author Chuck Palahniuk returns with 'Doomed'
    "If you hold the door for someone and they don't say, 'Thank you,' that person deserves to be in hell," Chuck Palahniuk rails — in the most mild-mannered way possible. "It also ticks me off when someone pushes the button on the elevator more...
  • Harry H. Boublitz, librarian

    Harry H. Boublitz, librarian
    Harry H. Boublitz, a retired Enoch Pratt librarian and bibliophile who filled his Medfield Heights home with books, died Saturday of Parkinson's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 83. The son of a plumber and a homemaker, Harry Hamilton Boublitz was...
  • Santoni's closing Highlandtown store

    Santoni's closing Highlandtown store
    Santoni's Supermarket, an institution in southeast Baltimore since the 1930s, will close by the end of the month and lay off more than 80 employees, its owner said Sunday, citing Baltimore's bottled-beverage tax as "the sole reason" for the store's...
  • MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America

    MacArthur-winning author and Columbia resident writes novel about race in America
    It's fair to say that very few novels that devote 496 pages to such weighty themes as race in America ever crack The New York Times best-seller list. But sure enough, there on the June 2 list for hardcover fiction was Columbia resident Chimamanda...
  • Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission

    Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission
    For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action. One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...
  • New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills

    New book uses 'The Wire' to explore urban ills
    Baltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of "The Wire." Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a...
  • Baltimore Book Festival expands

    Baltimore Book Festival expands
    The 17th Baltimore Book Festival is expanding into a fifth city block as a result of a new partnership with Center Stage that could become an annual tradition. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning that the book fest, which...
  • With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune

    With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune
    When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author. The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
  • Mary M. Lambdin, librarian

    Mary M. Lambdin, a retired children's librarian at the Enoch Pratt Free Library who enjoyed celebrating her Irish heritage, died Sunday of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. She was 97. Mary Murray was born and raised in East...
  • New York gets it right

    New York gets it right
    While on vacation last week, I stumbled on one of the most pleasant library settings imaginable: Bryant Park, swath of green behind the main branch of the New York Public Library. Among the trees on the northern end of the park are book carts and tables,...