| Sep 28, 2011
Fall — finally! I, for one, am in desperate need of a crisp, warm, comforting cocktail to ring in the cooler weather.
Think spicy, rich flavors, lush, dark cognacs, seasonal apple and pumpkin accents, a touch of mystery. If you're craving a good...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Andy York recently bought a T-shirt that captures how he feels about his city.
The design includes various implements of violence that include brass knuckles, a switchblade, a noose and a brick in the shape of a heart.
"It all comes down to self-...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 3:54 PM
Native Londoner Kimberly Marie Freeman lives and works 200 miles north of Baltimore, but she's enthusiastically joining the effort to save one of the city's cultural treasures. Shutting the Edgar Allan Poe House, she says with a hint of exasperation,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:42 PM
James McTeigue and Luke Evans, the director and co-star of the upcoming film "The Raven," laid a wreath at the grave site of Edgar Allan Poe Friday afternoon, to commemorate the 162nd anniversary of the author's death in Baltimore.
McTeigue ("V for...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 7:30 AM
It would seem that the Baltimore Ravens would be the ideal source of the ongoing financial support needed by the Edgar Allan Poe House ("Plight of city's Poe House draws national attention," Oct. 7).
The tie in is obvious, of benefit to both the museum...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild.
Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect."
It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife.
| Mar 15, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Baltimore has a special interest in the new John Cusack movie "The Raven" as it tells the story of a man the city claims as its own: Edgar Allan Poe.
(If they named the football team after his poem, he's got to be something, right?)
The film depicts a...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
They do not see you.
For every African-American, it comes as surely as hard times, setback and tears, that moment when you realize somebody is looking right at you and yet, not seeing you -- as if you had become cellophane, as if you had become air, as...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:27 AM
When Zane Lamprey travels, his version of sightseeing involves barhopping and trying out the local specialties in beer and cocktails.
Lamprey is the host of "Drinking Made Easy," a travel show on HDNet that does for bar crawls what Anthony Bourdain's "No...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:59 AM
To watch the Ravens and be surrounded by some history, go to the Horse You Came In On Saloon.
The Fells Point bar is said to be among the oldest in the city, dating to 1775. According to its website, the owners even claim to be the "oldest continually...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:55 PM
A consultant charged by city officials with exploring ways of keeping Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum open and making it self-sufficient is recommending that it be operated in partnership with the nearby B&O Railroad Museum.