| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Sorry, psychics. I saw in The Baltimore Sun this week that you're going to try to contact Edgar Allan Poe from beyond the grave next month. Nice idea, hope it makes some money to save his house.
But I beat you to it. I stopped by Westminster Hall this...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Even in a city defiantly proud of its quirks, the Poe Toaster stood out.
Every year for more than half a century, in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19, a mysterious figure would quietly leave three roses and a half-emptied bottle of cognac on the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Mr. Poe, the microphone is yours.
A group of selected mediums and psychics will be spending a March weekend trying to reach Edgar Allan Poe, the literary giant and creator of the modern detective story who has made Baltimore his permanent home since...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 10:09 AM
Here's where the coolest zombies, vampires and other ghouls will be hanging out this weekend
As befits a city that counts Edgar Allan Poe among its favorite sons, Baltimore puts on quite the show every Halloween. Whether it's through late-night tours...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 3:05 AM
The street artist known as Gaia, whose image of a leather-clad rooster cradling the head of John the Baptist had me questioning my eyesight and sanity last winter, has been unmasked -- in a way that proves no good deed goes unpunished.
Gaia is trying...