| May 21, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There is an old adage, often heard in the local marinas, that a boat is nothing more than a hole in the water into which you pour money. Turns out the same could be said about Baltimore's water and sewer system — it is a money-soaking hole that puts...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:53 PM
This particular column was meant to be.
In April, I received a phone call from Harry Rosenbluh, editor of The Phoenician, the newsletter of the Phoenix Society, which is mostly made up of National Security Agency retirees. Some of our readers may know...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:16 AM
When Bruce Nelson accepts his Howie Award as Outstanding Artist, it won't be the first time he has walked across the stage at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This actor, who estimates he has appeared in around 12 Rep Stage productions on various...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:48 PM
For Baltimore sports fans, now is the early spring of our discontent.
Could it really be that just six weeks ago, we were living in sports fandom ecstasy? The Baltimore Ravens were parading down Pratt Street hoisting a Vince Lombardi Trophy, having won...
| May 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
At Liam Flynn's Ale House in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District, two George Washingtons will get you a can of Natty Boh.
But a single Baltimore BNote, with an image of Frederick Douglass on one side and an oriole on the other,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Gregory J. Alexander and Paul Kelsey Williams have combed through photo archives, and the result of their labors is "Lost Baltimore," which is a painful reminder of notable buildings that fell victim, for the most part, to fire or urban renewal.
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:37 PM
During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK.
Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2012
The former bottling plant in the Abell neighborhood has been all but abandoned for years. The Beverage Capital Corp. sign outside has faded. The white office walls have yellowed. A nearby mechanic uses the space that used to hold the bottling line as a...
| 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.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
The financially troubled Edgar Allan Poe House got a lifeline from the city of Baltimore this week, raising hope that the now-closed historic site can be saved. The city agreed to pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to develop a plan for the home/...