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H.L. Mencken

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Year of good news highlights Baltimore's rich beer history

    Year of good news highlights Baltimore's rich beer history
    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...
  • Baltimore Sun in the news

    Baltimore Sun in the news
    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. Nonetheless,...
  • Mencken House: A home, and legacy, to treasure

    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...
  • Mencken's world and mine

    Mencken's world and mine
    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...
  • 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,...
  • The making of an opinion

    "All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else." Remarkably enough, those are not the...
  • Public radio station cancels Steiner show

    Marc Steiner, whose radio talk show became a forum for Baltimore and Maryland civic affairs in recent years, was taken off the air yesterday by public radio station WYPR, which blamed sagging ratings. Barbara Bozzuto, WYPR board chairman, said in an...
  • 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......
  • Sun vignette has been greeting readers since 1837

    Sun vignette has been greeting readers since 1837
    No, Dear Reader, you are not caught in a time warp or a victim of a delayed April Fool's prank. You are not in "The Twilight Zone" and your eyes are not deceiving you. What you're looking at is The Baltimore Sun's vignette, or nameplate, as it appeared...
  • Based in Baltimore

    Besides supplying great settings, Baltimore has also spawned its share of great writers. Here are writers who, while not setting their stories in Baltimore, are practicing their craft from our comfortable streets. Madison Smartt Bell "Anything Goes,"...