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Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue. But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a...
Google "once-bustling Chinatown," and you'll find stories about them in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Butte, Mont., and even Calcutta, India. Almost always, there is one last remaining restaurant where a city's Chinatown once thrived. In Baltimore, the...
"I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies."- Al Capone "Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk...
Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended — in the dark, projected onto a bigger-...
Every once and awhile, you see a new twist on an age-old way of doing things. Baltimore's Woofound is that new twist. The old twist, in this instance, is using the Internet to find things you want to do. A lot of apps out there make you hunt and peck...
This was going to be a rant. Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
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Let's start with something I, as a university administrator, am not supposed to say or even think. The humanities and social sciences, the heart of the liberal arts — its students, its graduates, its practitioners — are doomed. They are doomed...
If your children question why their school science project is important, tell them to Google the name Kavita Shukla, an alumna of Burleigh Manor Middle School. In 2010, Shukla co-founded Fenugreen, a social enterprise that manufactures her invention...
As a longtime Federal Hill business owner, Penny Troutner cheered the passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law. Not only does the owner of Light Street Cycles believe it's a matter of fairness, she believes it's good for business. That goes for...
Tags: Weddings, Employment, Civil Rights, PayPal, Inc., Justice System
The Baltimore SunThe storm now afflicting New York and New Jersey and nearby states is either a northeaster or a nor'easter. Northeaster is the older term, its first citation in the Oxford English Dictionary dating from 1753. Nor'easter blew in from the sea much later,...
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The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness. It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
Brooklyn, the home of the 1970s TV sitcom show "Welcome Back Kotter," is hip once again. The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association have moved east to Brooklyn, which has a pro team for the first time since 1957. The Nets are now playing...
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