| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Born in East...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Fifty years ago, people in the United States had very real fears of the possibility of nuclear annihilation in an exchange of nuclear missiles with the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 brought that fear very close. But the year before,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Despite what you may have heard, the "house museum" is not dead in Baltimore City.
The H.L. Mencken House (officially closed since 1997 by the bankruptcy of the City Life Museums) has had more than 100 visitors during two recent weekends. The Johns...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:59 AM
Locked in a metal filing cabinet in The Sun's library is a sheaf of manila folders packed with typed pages, copies of paste-up sheets and loops of pink, punched tapes — artifacts of H. L. Mencken's coverage of what he dubbed "the Scopes monkey...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:00 PM
John Joseph Scocca, a retired Johns Hopkins biochemistry professor recalled for his keen critical eye, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease May 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 72 and lived in Aberdeen.
Born in South Philadelphia,...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:41 PM
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:06 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Baltimoreans like their beer, and so far it's been a good year.
My colleague Erik Maza, who keeps his eye on the local brew scene, has been the bearer of malty good news.
He has written about the Heavy Seas Alehouse, which opened earlier this year...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Brother Patrick Ellis, a member of the Christian Brothers who served as president of La Salle University and Catholic University of America, died Feb. 21 of leukemia at a Christian Brothers nursing home in Lincroft, N.J.
The Baltimore native was 84....