| 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,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:28 AM
When it comes to Super Bowl XLVII, it seems everyone is willing to put some skin in the game. Or at least a little ego. (Yes, we're talking about you, Mayor Hancock.)
The bets for - and against - the Baltimore Ravens are piling up. And it's not just in...
| Sep 24, 2012
Art Modell did not just play a major role in the sports life of Baltimore. He and his wife Pat were among the region's most generous donors to the city's cultural institutions, including the Lyric Opera House, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Baltimore will pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to put the Edgar Allan Poe House on the road to becoming a self-sufficient, serious tourist draw, under a proposal approved by the city's Board of Estimates Wednesday.
The overriding idea is to turn the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:25 PM
If you're a book-lover and football-lover (there really are a few of us out there), you've gotta love Stevie Baggs of the Baltimore Ravens. The Bethune-Cookman University grad is nicknamed "Shakespeare," because he's known for making plays. For the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Baltimore's beleaguered Edgar Allan Poe House will be shutting its doors Friday, with plans to reopen in 2013 under the auspices of a nonprofit group hoping to increase attendance and make the city landmark self-sufficient.
The house, which normally...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Edgar Allan Poe was possibly the most original literary talent ever to reside in Baltimore, and his death here, in 1849, at the age of 40 left an indelible mark on the city. Today, the house on North Amity Street, west of downtown, where the writer...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The Edgar Allan Poe house closed it doors today, which could be an ominous sign or a new beginning for the small home where the great American author spent part of his youth.
The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach writes that the house and museum is...