| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Drug addicts sit on the front steps of Anthony Williams' West Baltimore home and use.
The only homeowner left on his block of North Schroeder Street in the Poppleton neighborhood, Williams fears transients living in the vacant rowhouse next door will...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox.
There are three reasons for that:
First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The one-time home of Edgar Allan Poe could reopen for visitors as soon as this autumn, according to one of the people in charge of running the tourist attraction.
"Though we're still in the early stages, things are picking up steam," said Mark Redfield,...
| May 12, 2012
Plug Ugly's Publick House is a strange name for a tavern. But Baltimore history buffs know the Plug Uglies were a thuggish street gang/political club that ran riot on Baltimore's streets in the 1850s.
Don't worry. The newest resident of O'Donnell...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Once upon a Sunday, nervous, I sat spectating through my cable service, Wondering why, oh why, the Ravens couldn't score.
While I grimaced, quite distraught, suddenly a pass was caught. A breath of life from those once at death's door?
"'Tis just a...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:36 PM
"Dark Shadows" (PG-13). In this takeoff from the 1970s daytime drama, vampire Barnabas Collins emerges from a long slumber to 1972 Maine. With Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter. TownMall Cinemas (12:45, 1:30, 3:30, 4:...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
As the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos get ready for their big playoff game Saturday, there are plenty of opinions about how the teams and cities compare. But in one competition -- based on books -- Baltimore wins hands down.
The East Coast city had...
| Jan 18, 2013
Coming up dear readers,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21, recognizing his birthday on Jan. 15. This day honors Rev. King's lifelong commitment to equality and unity. Schools and many offices will be closed. A recent addition to this...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:08 PM
News that Nike is dropping its sponsorship of tainted cyclist Lance Armstrong brought me back to one of the most poignant sections of his first book, "It's Not About the Bike."
Armstrong described the aftermath of his testicular cancer diagnosis in 1996,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Bruce Nelson, a longtime Baltimore favorite on the stage, goes macabre for his latest role — the title literary giant in "The Completely Fictional — Utterly True — Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe."
We'll give you a break after...
| 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...