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  • H.L. Mencken, the 'Sage of Baltimore'

    H.L. Mencken, the 'Sage of Baltimore'
    Thursday marks the 133rd anniversary of the birth of H.L. Mencken, the influential writer, journalist, satirist and social critic known as the "Sage of Baltimore," who died at the age of 75 in 1956. In a video from 2012 (also above), The Sun's...
  • No objection to cutting

    It is salutary to republish from time to time this passage from H.L. Mencken's Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work. People forget. During all my days of writing for the Sunpapers, I never made any objection to the cutting of my copy. It seemed to me...
  • A challenge to young Obama supporters

    OK, young'ns, here's your chance. In two consecutive elections, you've carried Barack Obama to victory. When he said, "We are the ones we've been waiting for," he basically meant you. You voted for Mr. Obama by a margin of 66 percent to 32 percent in...
  • The Sun launches internship named for former newsroom leader

    The Sun launches internship named for former newsroom leader
    The Baltimore Sun Media Group is launching a paid summer internship in honor of Mary J. Corey, the first woman to lead The Baltimore Sun newsroom. The internship was announced Monday at a memorial dedication for Corey, who died in February of breast...
  • The booboisie emerges victorious

    The booboisie emerges victorious
    What would the Sage of Baltimore say? The Barney John C. Calhoun Fife sheriff of far Western Maryland's Wild West has ruled on the constitutionality of the state's recently enacted gun law — and he's agin' it ("Sheriff won't enforce gun law," June...
  • Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making

    Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making
    My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
  • Panos' career in print and practice honored by press association

    Panos' career in print and practice honored by press association
    During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK. Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
  • Sun coverage: H.L. Mencken, the 'Sage of Baltimore'

    Sun coverage: H.L. Mencken, the 'Sage of Baltimore'
  • In books, Baltimore beats Denver

    In books, Baltimore beats Denver
    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...
  • Whom to blame

    Earlier today I posted about a passage in The Independent of Britain about the late William Rees-Mogg:  Fraser Nelson, the editor of The Spectator, yesterday recalled the advice Lord Rees-Mogg gave him in 2001: "He said he took inspiration from Ben...
  • Happy birthday, H.L. Mencken

    Happy birthday, H.L. Mencken
    Today marks the 132rd anniversary of the birth of Henry Louis Mencken, the legendary social critic who loved skewering the "booboisie" and anyone else unfortunate enough to wander into his line of sight. He grew up in Baltimore newspapering, and worked at...
  • Edgar Allan Poe house closes

    Edgar Allan Poe house closes
    The Edgar Allan Poe house closed it doors today, which could be an ominous sign or a new beginning for the small home where the great American author spent part of his youth. The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach writes that the house and museum is...