| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
State officials agreed Wednesday to spend $4.8 million to complete design plans for a major renovation of the central Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The move indicates the state will approve additional funding for a $99 million renovation of the 1930s-era,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The 79-year-old Handel Choir of Baltimore has made a point of honoring its namesake every year with a performance of the oratorio "Messiah." But on Saturday at Old St. Paul's, the chorus will focus on the "Baltimore" portion of its name with a concert...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Christina Goodman's hand-painted raven faces left in strict profile, and despite the miniature scale carries the flavor of Renaissance portraiture in the sober expression and fine detail. It's one of her contributions to a small collection of handmade...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Ballet Theatre of Maryland is starting its 2014 season in history-making fashion, offering its first full-length production of "Swan Lake" in three performances over the Feb. 21-23 weekend at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Artistic director Dianna...
| Feb 1, 2014
Baltimore has been the backdrop for so many historic moments: the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," Edgar Allan Poe's last bar crawl. Now, we can add another to the list.
It was here, in 2005, that the love triangle among British actors Daniel...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:33 PM
"You might call him 'The Leader of the Cult of the Unusual' " —Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe, whose creepy tales of terror continue to thrill new generations of readers, lived in a crowded household from 1832 to 1835 at what is now 203 N. Amity St....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Derek Waters, creator and host of Comedy Central's "Drunk History," says his "dream for any city" is to find stories that are "true" and that make viewers wonder: "Why weren't we taught that in school?"
The Lutherville native is back in Baltimore this...
| Jan 17, 2014
Brrr dear readers,
The Polar Bear Plunge Havre de Grace-style, the Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department, will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin's far launch ramp.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Annabel Lee Tavern, which celebrated its sixth birthday this past weekend, is well known for its unending dedication to the mythos of Edgar Allan Poe in its decor, atmosphere and oh, yes of course, its cocktail menu.
A seasonally rotating selection of...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:51 AM
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...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
It was a passing of the torch.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a swig of cognac along with Kristen Harbeson, the president of the nonprofit Poe Baltimore. The two then exchanged a stuffed raven.
The occasion was the Saturday reopening of...