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  • Harvey G. Alexander

    Harvey G. Alexander
    Harvey G. Alexander, who founded and served as executive director of the Baltimore Film Festival and also read poetry on WBJC-FM, died Nov. 23 of pulmonary edema at Franklin Square Medical Center. He was 77. "I first got to know him in 1964 at Martick'...
  • Winner of $61k Kerr literary prize announced

    Winner of $61k Kerr literary prize announced
    As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain. One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
  • Poe House reopening planned for October

    Poe House reopening planned for October
    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week. "That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe...
  • Carolyn Marie Hauck, librarian

    Carolyn Marie Hauck, librarian
    Carolyn Marie Hauck, a retired Enoch Pratt Free Library staff member who encouraged patrons to explore films and the arts, died of dementia complications at the Pickersgill Retirement Community. The longtime Mount Vernon resident was 89. Born in...
  • City presents latest plans for upgrading Waverly Library

    City presents latest plans for upgrading Waverly Library
    The Waverly library would be about 2,000 square feet bigger than it is now, with a wall of glass, more computers, modernized equipment and separate areas for children and teens, as planned in a $6 million renovation project, Baltimore City library...
  • Gaiman, Kinsella, Koontz among releases to look forward to

    Gaiman, Kinsella, Koontz among releases to look forward to
    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. Fiction Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to...
  • Author George Saunders headlines 10th annual CityLit Festival

    Author George Saunders headlines 10th annual CityLit Festival
    Author George Saunders is having the kind of year that could lead the former roofer and slaughterhouse worker to imagine that someone is spritzing the air around him with a giant bottle of perfume. "The way things have been going recently, it's as if...
  • Police arrest five in raid on Catonsville saloon in 1912

    An article in the Nov. 23, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a raid on a local drinking establishment. Samuel Bloom saloon on Frederick road at Paradise was raided Sunday night at 7 o'clock by Patrolmen Hutson and Phelps, of the Canton Police Station....
  • Young seeks appointment to long-dormant board overseeing ethics director

    Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is asking the council to appoint him to a long-dormant board city officials say is supposed to oversee the city's ethics director. "It is my hope that you will see fit to appoint me to represent...
  • Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge

    Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge
    Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years. "I really believe the City...