| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2012
A shocking and dastardly literary crime has been perpetrated upon a heretofore unsuspecting citizenry. How could you allow The Sun to publish such a travesty about the fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes ("On the case," Dec. 23)?
Contrary to what the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Patti Smith has a soft spot for Baltimore, dating back to the early '80s, when she and her husband would visit the city for soft-shell crabs and beer.
These days, she "hardly ever" gets to play in Charm City, so when her current tour gave her a day off...
| 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...
| 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/...
| 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,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Walk into a typical corner bar, and at the tapline, you'll see a row of metal handles in primary colors for the bartenders to dispense the beers.
But at a select handful, you'll find masterfully rendered wooden handles in the shapes of a honey dipper,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Is Marc Steiner smarter than Denise Koch? Can the president of Baltimore's City Council outwit the president of a local college?
Are any of them brainier than your average sixth grader?
Baltimore will find out Saturday when local celebrities play "Are...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles.
Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in Hollywood as a funny guy. But Waters wasn't having much luck.