| Mar 2, 2013
For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison.
It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore.
"This raises questions about his...
| Nov 4, 2012
For Michael Meyerson, the Great Seal of the United States encapsulates the struggle over the relationship between religion and government that has become a defining characteristic of our nation.
The front of the seal, with its famous eagle, olive branch...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As old photographs of local jazz musicians flashed on a screen, those gathered in the Pennsylvania Avenue branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Druid Heights on Monday night shouted out names or furrowed their brows, racking their memories for old...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Baltimore voters were poised to approve four charter amendments Tuesday, including one to move city elections to the same years that the nation chooses a president.
The city would hold its next election in 2016, under one of the changes leading by...
| Aug 23, 2012
John E. Sparks, an artist, educator and a nationally known printmaker who developed and chaired the department of printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 2 of prostate cancer and pneumonia at Meritus Health...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:14 PM
If you're feeling bookish Saturday, check out the annual Mencken Day celebration at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's main branch or the Bookfest at the Waverly branch. Some highlights:
Mencken Day runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the branch at 400...
| May 5, 2012
In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life.
And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 4:54 PM
When Howard County unveils its new 63,000-square-foot library in December, patrons will be welcomed into a high-tech facility with a computer classroom and a historical center. Officials also plan a garden that they envision will be charming enough for...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:54 AM
The city will host its annual Back to School Rally Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m., at the public school system's headquarters, 200 E. North Ave.. An estimated 4,000 students and their parents are expected to attend.
Students can receive free immunizations,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Hazel E. Melchior, a retired registered nurse and avid reader, died Aug. 18 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
She was 88.
The daughter of a postal worker and a homemaker, Hazel E. Bready was born and raised in...