| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:41 AM
I'm on a mission to revel in as much of autumn's bounty as I can.
Yes, I said "autumn's bounty." Can you blame me? It took this season long enough to get here. So in celebration, I (my taste buds, really) am devouring apples and spice and any and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In the courtroom where Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory metes out justice, he has a steadfast if silent companion, Maj. German H.H. Emory, a lawyer killed in World War I whose portrait hangs to the right of his bench.
"He's looking at me every...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The experiment of staging a Grand Prix in the heart of Baltimore has benefited the city. Whether you loved or hated it, it has caused us to consider the branding and selling of the city of Baltimore — who we are and why people want to visit, work...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
Allen E. Alban, former chief engineer with Kraft Foods whose career spanned 47 years and who was known as the "Mayor of Stevenson," died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 100.
The son of farmers, Allen...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 29
Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series opens its 17th season with pianist Sylvie Beaudoin, accompanied by BSO clarinetist William Jensek and BSO violist Peter Minkler at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
If you've got any Edgar Allan Poe manuscripts lying around, this may be a good time to sell them.
A copy of Poe's poem "The Conqueror Worm," hand-written and signed by the author, sold for $300,000 Saturday -- about $280,000 more than the New England...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Lou Panos, a heralded journalist and author who covered state and national politics during a career that spanned 67 years, died of complications from heart disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital early Sunday. He was 87.
His daughter, Melanie Panos-Ortel,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Canton's Plug Ugly's Publick House is named after an obscure band of ruffians used to control election day polling by politicians. They had a brief existence in the 1850s and are rumored to have kidnapped Edgar Allan Poe for political machinations leading...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Walking along Mount Royal Avenue from Maryland Institute College of Art to the University of Baltimore, what struck me most was the corridor's abject seediness: The buildings had a thick coating of decades-old industrial grime, there were strip bars...