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H.L. Mencken

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  • Tour d'Amour of Mount Vernon

    Where: Starts at the Brass Elephant, 924 N. Charles St. When: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday Why: Many of the great Baltimoreans have apparently found and lost love near our Washington Monument. The guided tour includes the stories of heartbreak and woe...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z -- headed for Splitsville, or not?

    "ADULTERY IS the application of democracy to love." -- H.L. Mencken SPEAKING OF Beyonce and Jay Z ... no, no -- just kidding! But the fact is, the question of whether or not this powerhouse couple is on the verge of breaking up -- at least according...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up: 1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
  • 14 things you don't know about James M. Cain

    Today is James M. Cain's birthday; the titan of noir writing was born July 1, 1892. The longtime writer is best known for three books that were made into now-classic films: "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildren Pierce" and  "Double Indemnity." Born...
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  • Theater critic Terry Teachout wins a $250,000 Bradley Prize

    Theater critic Terry Teachout wins a $250,000 Bradley Prize
    Sure it pays for a theater critic to be right, but for Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, coming from the right has paid off to the tune of $250,000 -- the amount of a prize he'll receive from the conservative Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation....
  • Congress: The joke's on us

    Congress: The joke's on us
    In 1942, the popular detective fiction writer Rex Stout published a book about Congress featuring "the silliest, stupidest and most dangerous statements that have ever been made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people." The book's...
  • On Valentine's Day, Anita Loos' diamonds are a girl's best friend

    How is it possible that, until this week, I had never read Anita Loos’ “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”? Certainly, I’ve seen the Howard Hawks film. The book, however, managed to elude me -- until a new edition (W.W. Norton, $13.95)...
  • Remembering Joe McGinniss

    Joe McGinniss, who died Monday from complications of prostate cancer at age 71, liked to break the rules. His best known book, 1983’s “Fatal Vision,” provoked a controversy over the author’s methods; it was McGinniss to whom...