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  • For 'Poetic Justice,' fandom's a matter of passion and familiarity

    For 'Poetic Justice,' fandom's a matter of passion and familiarity
    Rick Bowlus comes by his love of football honestly. But becoming a big-time Ravens fan — that wasn't so easy. Bowlus, who goes by the name "Poetic Justice" on Ravens game days, grew up in Ohio a devoted Browns fan. And he maintained that allegiance...
  • Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands

    Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands
    Johns Hopkins University students scramble to sign up for a coveted spot in the acting and directing classes taught by John Astin. After all, who wouldn't want to study theatrical techniques with a famous actor? Internationally known for his role as...
  • Lance Armstrong dropped by Nike; where's my refund?

    Lance Armstrong dropped by Nike; where's my refund?
    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,...
  • 10 Awkward Questions with Bruce Nelson

    10 Awkward Questions with Bruce Nelson
    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...
  • Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall

    Back-to-back book festivals coming this fall
    Book lovers in the Baltimore-Washington area should circle September on their calendars, to save dates for a pair of big festivals. The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 on the mall in Washington. The event always...
  • After Ravens' win, is anything possible?

    After Ravens' win, is anything possible?
    After hearing where I'm from, many strangers have looked at me as if I'd said I was recently cured of leprosy. Their expressions speak volumes: "How he manages to smile, I will never know. I'm glad he's OK, but, God, I hope he's not contagious." They...
  • How the Ravens built a winning brand

    How the Ravens built a winning brand
    When the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans last week, the team crossed a threshold for sports franchises: They joined 11 other teams in the National Football League to have won more than one Super Bowl in the 47 years the game has...
  • Baltimore love stories for book lovers -- Mencken, Poe and Fitzgerald

    Baltimore love stories for book lovers -- Mencken, Poe and Fitzgerald
    With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a good time to review some of the literary love stories that have been set in Baltimore. In an article in the latest issue of the Sun magazine, reporter Jill Rosen highlights the relationships of H.L. Mencken,...
  • Ravens, the flying kind, not so common in Harford or eastern Maryland

    Ravens, the flying kind, not so common in Harford or eastern Maryland
    Harford County may be the natural habitat for Ravens fans, but it isn't necessarily the best place in Maryland to get a look at the bird for which the Super Bowl-bound team is named. Ravens, described by the Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology as,...
  • Maryland Zoo, Pratt Library bet on the Ravens

    Maryland Zoo, Pratt Library bet on the Ravens
    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...
  • Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

    Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances
    Baltimore has witnessed love and loss. From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
  • Baltimore-San Francisco book smackdown for Super Bowl

    Baltimore-San Francisco book smackdown for Super Bowl
    Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library wants in on the Super Bowl betting action -- with a book-lover's slant. It has offered this challenge: If the Ravens win Sunday, San Francisco Public Library City Librarian Luis Herrera will have to recite Edgar...