| 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
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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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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,...
| 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 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...