| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:27 AM
In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news.
Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:24 PM
In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O.
In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley.
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Every morning, around 5 a.m., before the sunlight splashes on the beige bedroom walls of the weathered farmhouse in Upperco, Charlene Miller stirs, yawns — and prays.
Thank you, Lord, for helping me come through the night.
She doesn't get up....
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:08 AM
Alchemy, a stylish new bistro in Hampden, had me at its appetizers.
The fish plate ($11) had just the right amount of applewood smoke, which gave the fillet of trout and the salmon a hint of wood flavor without being overpowering. Smoked fish is not an...
| Jan 7, 2011
Our society has pulled off quite the paradoxical feat, being at once tolerant of rampant, base vulgarity and sensitive to the slightest slur. It's much like the Orwellian "doublethink," wherein one can hold two opposing ideas at the same time, believing...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:06 AM
For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385.
The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Acting Up! Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater club at...
| Dec 28, 2011
Originally from West Hartford, Conn., Matt Frazao moved to Baltimore to attend The Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a degree in classical guitar performance. At the start of 2009, he co-founded the Out of Your Head music collective with bassist...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:00 PM
For the Contemporary Museum, which abruptly announced last month that it was suspending operations, the challenge going forward may be implicit in its name: How does it stay contemporary?
The museum began exhibiting cutting-edge art in Baltimore 23 years...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 8:46 AM
February 18 is a day to celebrate, because it was on February 18, 1885, that Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the definitive American novel.
Ernest Hemingway famously said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:10 PM
Joe Rankin wasn't motivated.
He wasn't going to school regularly and when he was there, he was acting out. He was dealing with an unsettled home situation all while regularly moving to different shelters and hotels.
He was lost.
But one day, Rankin was...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:39 PM
As a 5-year-old who adored her father, Shirley Bossom contentedly tagged along with him 70 years ago on daily errands that often included business in the granite-clad Ellicott City Post Office on Main Street.
The lifelong Ellicott City resident recalls...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt," so goes a bit of sound advice attributed to any number of great wits ranging from Confucius to Mark Twain. It remains as unheeded today as it did in the times of those...