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  • Baltimore-San Francisco book smackdown for Super Bowl

    Baltimore-San Francisco book smackdown for Super Bowl
    Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library wants in on the Super Bowl betting action -- with a book-lover's slant. It has offered this challenge: If the Ravens win Sunday, San Francisco Public Library City Librarian Luis Herrera will have to recite Edgar...
  • Author George Saunders to headline CityLit Festival

    New York Times best-selling author George Saunders will headline the 10th annual CityLit Festival this Spring. Saunders, the recipient of a MacArthur Award Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius" grant, has written four short story collections. The...
  • Councilwoman and constituents at odds over Waverly library renovations

    A year ago, residents and their city councilwoman were in agreement that the city needed to go "back to the drawing board" on plans to renovate the Waverly Library. But now, as the city prepares to break ground on the $3 million project later this year,...
  • Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students

    Taylor Branch distills Pulitzer-winning trilogy for students
    The math is daunting: More than 2,300 pages of prose winnowed down to 190, including photographs and the occasional blank sheet that signals chapter breaks. Yet, that's exactly the challenge that author and historian Taylor Branch tackled when he...
  • Light snowfall prompts early closings, slows evening commute

    Light snowfall prompts early closings, slows evening commute
    A relatively weak system dusted the region with snow Friday afternoon, prompting schools, courts and libraries to close early and slowing the evening commute. The anticipation of a treacherous afternoon rush hour had many starting their weekends early....
  • Meritocracy is ruining America, says pundit Chris Hayes

    Meritocracy is ruining America, says pundit Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes, an editor at large of The Nation and host of the talk show bearing his name on MSNBC, was raised in a working-class neighborhood but attended some of the most exclusive schools on the planet. "I grew up in the Bronx," says the affable, 33-...
  • Black and White Party features vintage idea, youthful appeal

    Black and White Party features vintage idea, youthful appeal
    The storms of winter 2010 shut down roads, cancelled classes, closed up shops and nearly ended a signature Baltimore event before it started. On a cold January night, organizers of the Pratt Contemporaries' inaugural Black and White Party watched the...
  • Baltimore's biggest philanthropists reveal what motivates them

    Baltimore's biggest philanthropists reveal what motivates them
    Baltimore is home to some generous souls. There are those who give time, others who share their ideas and plenty of people willing to open their wallets. Over the years, a number of people have built reputations as philanthropists. Yet however...
  • In books, Baltimore beats Denver

    In books, Baltimore beats Denver
    As the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos get ready for their big playoff game Saturday, there are plenty of opinions about how the teams and cities compare. But in one competition -- based on books -- Baltimore wins hands down. The East Coast city had...
  • 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'...
  • Some city workers rack up overtime

    Some city workers rack up overtime
    It’s been a busy year so far for Audrey Dyer-Brown, collections supervisor at the city Department of Public Works. Her job duties have ballooned — and so has her paycheck. By early May, she’d already made 87 percent of her yearly...
  • 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...