| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:07 PM
After a performance of "The Addams Family," the Broadway musical now playing at the Hippodrome Theatre, a tall, bald, mustachioed man went backstage to greet the cast — the original, the ultimate Gomez Addams, John Astin.
Douglas Sills, who...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Edgar Allan Poe and his legacy will be lost to Baltimore if funding cannot be found to keep Poe's house open and in repair. City officials say that they do not have sufficient funds to pay the salary of the executive director of the Poe association, who...
| Sep 24, 2012
Art Modell did not just play a major role in the sports life of Baltimore. He and his wife Pat were among the region's most generous donors to the city's cultural institutions, including the Lyric Opera House, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Even as Edgar Allan Poe's continuing presence in Baltimore remains uncertain, another East Coast city —the one in which the celebrated author was born — is preparing to honor him with a bronze statue.
Poe partisans in Boston have chosen New...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Boston may be slipping ahead in the Edgar Allan Poe arms race -- the city is preparing for a new bronze statue to honor the great author, even as Baltimore struggles to preserve his former home.
The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach reports that...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:08 AM
John Cusack didn't come to Baltimore when preparing to play Edgar Allan Poe in "The Raven."
In fact, he says he's never been here.
But when asked whether this city, Boston, Philadelphia, New York or Richmond has dibs on the author's reputation, Cusack,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Baltimore will pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to put the Edgar Allan Poe House on the road to becoming a self-sufficient, serious tourist draw, under a proposal approved by the city's Board of Estimates Wednesday.
The overriding idea is to turn the...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2010
Mayor Sheila Dixon, who announced last week that she will resign and leave office on Feb. 4, is not the first Baltimore mayor to take that path.
Actually, nine others have decided to pull the plug on their mayoral careers and for a variety of reasons....
| 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...