| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:58 AM
So much of my time is taken up with doctoring sick prose, and complaining here about suspect advice on grammar and usage, that I thought it might be salutary to take a look, for once, at some good prose.
Here is the opening paragraph from "Josie's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Most people are likely to associate a cappella singing with an old-fashioned barbershop quartet, but the concluding event at this year's Columbia Festival of the Arts uses unaccompanied voices in a different way.
Billed as the first professional country...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Nas, the veteran New York rapper, will perform on the main stage of May 17's Preakness InfieldFest, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. "Royals" singer Lorde, previously announced, is the other headliner. Electronic dance music DJs Frank Walker...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Students at Long Reach High School in Columbia are readying their attire for prom night: tuxedos, evening gowns and corsages during the event; sweatshirts, hoodies and flip-flops afterward.
Like many county juniors and seniors, Long Reach students...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Best Buy plans to overhaul its home theater section, carving out shops-within-a-shop for Sony and Samsung, the chain announced.
In a move to boost TV sales, the retailer will begin rolling out its latest redesign in mid-May. The Sony Experience at...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM
If you like your romanticism with extra layers of hot fudge -- I say bring it on -- this week's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program is just the ticket.
Two super-lyrical, extra-passionate Russian works, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and...
| May 18, 2014
The big question facing Baltimore's National Aquarium — whether to keep Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the amphitheater pool or release them to an ocean-side sanctuary — is the latest twist in the decades-long evolution of American zoos and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In a lot of ways, tonight’s episode of "Glee" was an entirely more touching tribute to Corey Monteith’s character, Finn, than the actual tribute episode from September.
The kids of McKinley High paid their respects to their fallen leader...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:20 AM
It took one hour, 3,500 students, a pool, two helicopters and state-of-the-art camera equipment for three Edgewood schools to produce one of the best lip dub videos Harford County has ever seen.
In 24 hours, the YouTube video, "2013 Edgewood Community...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Corner BYOB in Hampden is offering a $30 Filipino Fiesta Menu during its regular dinner hours on Dec. 3. The dinner is a benefit for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines on Nov. 7.
The menu will be...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Surely there are members of the Maryland football team who had hoped their bowl game would take them to a more exotic outpost than Anne Arundel County.
But if you look at Sports Business Daily's breakdown of the swag give to the players at each bowl,...