| May 29, 2011
| 6:15 PM
He was shielded from the afternoon sun by the awning that covered his booth, but the bright mood emanating from Larry Stevens was hard to miss.
An artist who grew up in Baltimore, Stevens was so busy selling prints of his colorful cityscapes he barely...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:08 AM
Carol Saller has a disturbing post at Lingua Franca on difficult writers.
It's quite a stunner. My experience has been almost exclusively with newspaper reporters, who display none of the obnoxious characteristics Ms. Saller describes. On the contrary,...
| Apr 1, 2012
It's a story that simply won't go away.
It's an upper-class soap opera, and even after the passage of 75 years it still packs a sentimental punch and draws a willing audience into the glittering world of the British aristocracy.
It is the saga of...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:31 AM
What is the future for Baltimore's city-owned historic properties?
The Baltimore Sun has reported that Baltimore City is hiring an appraisal firm to determine the "market value" of 15 city-owned historic properties. Baltimore Heritage has asked...
| Apr 7, 2012
Emily T. Taliaferro, an artist and former Friends School tennis coach, died of stroke complications April 2 at Roland Park Place. She was 82.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Raymond S. Tompkins, a Sun reporter and later an official of...
| 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 18, 2011
| 10:33 PM
Chris Taylor peered down the street at the house. It was a vacant. And it was a problem.
He'd been getting calls for weeks about this property, about the teenagers hanging out there, the drug dealing and prostitution. He dialed a number, placed his...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:18 PM
David Rogers Owen, an internationally known maritime lawyer and accomplished yachtsman, died Friday in his sleep of unknown causes at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.
The longtime Riderwood resident was 97.
"The death of David Owen is...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:50 AM
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" packs up a lot of troubles into its old kit bag of magic spells and evil ambitions — and the result is smiles, smiles, smiles. The supposedly last installment in Warner Bros.' big-screen "Harry Potter"...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
H.L. Mencken once observed that newspapers, by nature, are bellicose and do not speak in support of anyone or anything unless they absolutely can't help it. There are any number of public figures in Maryland and beyond who would attest to this.
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Howard Markel's "An Anatomy of Addiction" starts, like a shot, on May 5,1884. A Bellevue Hospital orderly summons Dr. William Stewart Halsted to save the leg of a laborer who has fallen from a scaffolding.
Famous for the speed and virtuosity of his...
| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
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