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H.L. Mencken

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  • New history tea debuts at Ellicott City's Tea on the Tiber

    New history tea debuts at Ellicott City's Tea on the Tiber
    If you’re a history buff but don’t fancy walking up and down Ellicott City’s hills, take note of the new literary (and stationary) tour at Tea on the Tiber. Now you can have a seat and a sweet in the charming teahouse while listening to...
  • A toast to Baltimore's old breweries

    "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 Happy New Year! Oh, I'm sorry....
  • Who says Mencken would have hated speed cameras?

    Giving the proceeds for traffic light and speed camera violators to charities is a good idea. Having these devices is a great challenge to speeders and DUI drivers who flout laws designed to protect all of us. I do not believe that H.L. Mencken would...
  • A photographic tour of Towson

    A photographic tour of Towson
    Melissa Schehlein, a Towson native, walked the streets and byways of the Baltimore County seat in search of what was while documenting with her camera what is. The result of her search was the recently published book, "Towson: Then and Now," a 96-page...
  • Hollins Market comes alive at 26th SoWeBo art, music festival

    Hollins Market comes alive at 26th SoWeBo art, music festival
    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...
  • Ellicott City Farmers Market on Tonge Row has the perfect taste for summer

    It's the most wonderful time of the year for folks who love good food. I've been watching our neighbors, Andie and Rob, painstakingly tend their vegetable garden through all kinds of weather, and against deer looking for a convenient buffet. Their hard...
  • Mencken found his match in biographer Charles Fecher

    The legendary publisher Alfred A. Knopf was a man who valued excellence. For years he searched for someone to write a biography of his friend Henry Louis Mencken. In his opinion, no biography up to then, including that of William Manchester, was right....
  • Charles Adam Fecher

    Charles Adam Fecher
    Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
  • Opening of Mencken's papers 25 years after his death

    It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier. I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
  • Praise from one Mencken scholar to another

    Marion Elizabeth Rodgers' recent letter praising the work of Charles A. Fecher, the biographer and scholar of Henry Louis Mencken who died on January 16, was right on target. But it should also be noted that Ms. Rodgers is the author of the best and most...
  • The two Comments of the Week

     
    Sometimes something needs to be said and it's nice when one of you says it so eloquently, more eloquently than I could have said it. EL Paul W and Donny B, you are technically correct about Baltimore's food traditions of......
  • Historic district in city rising fast

    Named for its two dominant old features, the Union Square-Hollins Market Historic District is known for the shady park across the street from H.L. Mencken's home as well as the oldest public market building in Baltimore that is still in use. These days,...