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H.L. Mencken

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  • 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...
  • Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

    Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances
    Baltimore has witnessed love and loss. From the banks of the harbor to Mount Vernon's cobblestones to the grassed-over burial plots of Greenmount Cemetery, embedded in this city are vestiges of some of history's great romances, stories of people coming...
  • 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...
  • Some dare call it unreason

    When I was in high school, the drama group traveled to Louisville to see a series of plays (my first experience of Sheridan's Rivals!). As we walked to the theater, a gentleman was handing out some kind of document. It was typed, single-spaced, with no...
  • Richard D. Pickens

    Richard D. Pickens
    Richard D. Pickens, owner of a Crofton interior design firm who lived in Union Square, where he served as president of the Friends of the H.L. Mencken House, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 50. "I was dumbfounded...
  • Arthur J. Gutman, insurance broker

    Arthur J. Gutman, insurance broker
    Arthur J. Gutman, a retired insurance broker and former H.L. Mencken Society president, died of respiratory failure Nov. 27 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The former North Baltimore resident was 101. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Adolph B. Gutman...
  • Stealing from yourself

    Yesterday, writing at Poynter.org, Roy Peter Clark suggested that our current attitudes about plagiarism have conflated relatively minor or innocuous literary borrowings with serious thefts. One of the points he identified was the clamor about self-...
  • Viva House soup kitchen has provided 45 years of service

    Viva House soup kitchen has provided 45 years of service
    In a quiet block in Southwest Baltimore, a warm wind blows plastic bags along a sidewalk. Boarded-up rowhomes line the streets. A pile of mattresses rests on a trash heap in someone's former backyard. A lonely placard reads, "Stop shooting – start...