| 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 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....
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:53 AM
10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Cryptography 101. Learn techniques for secure communication as practiced in Edgar Allan Poe's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Brewers, the professionals as well as the amateurs that hoist 5-gallon pots atop apartment-oven burners, come in two varieties, according to Ryan Boddy, one of the co-founders of city-based beer club Baltibrew.
There are those that brew beer like cooks,...
| 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...