| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:23 AM
When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more.
Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Kathy Hornig finally had a chance to check out Washington's National Book Festival. And she came away with a renewed appreciation for the admittedly smaller, quirkier offering put on by The City That Reads.
As the director of festivals for the Baltimore...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:12 PM
The Baltimore Book Festival kicks off today with three full days of readings, music and more. The festival alawys draws a big crowd to Mount Vernon -- even when the Ravens are playing -- so make some time to drop by. The Baltimore Sun's Mary McCauley...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Seton Keough High will hold its annual Homecoming Festival this Saturday at the school on South Caton Avenue where, for the second year, classes will build floats made of donated canned food, a school press release said.
The event will take place from 9...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to buy eight television stations from New Age Media for $90 million, continuing a string of recent station acquisitions.
The stations are spread throughout three markets,...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Baltimore was again front and center at the Emmy Awards telecast, with two major comedy awards going Sunday night to HBO's "Veep," the locally made series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer.
Louis-Dreyfus, the most honored...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:01 AM
On a hot humid night in June of 1966, Baltimore City rookie cop Dick Ellwood arrested Mickey Mantle.
It was one of those incidents that didn't make the news during Ellwood's 25 years with the Baltimore Police Department before he retired as a sergeant in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As the new network season arrives this week, a couple of old familiar Baltimore faces have caught my eye: Andre Braugher and Wendell Pierce.
Happily, they are in two of the more promising series in an otherwise mostly lackluster field: “Brooklyn...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Pat Moran may very well have the coolest office in Baltimore.
Not that anyone should be surprised by that. Moran, who first gained fame (or should that be notoriety?) as one of John Waters' Dreamlanders, is an Emmy-winning casting director who has...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Baltimore-made "House of Cards" won two technical Emmys Sunday for cinematography in a single camera series and casting.
The awards were announced at a dinner Sunday in Los Angeles. The awards telecast, at which the major Emmys are announced, will be...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
John C. Stidman, an artist and pioneer of WMAR-TV who spent 38 years at the city's first television station as a director and producer, died Wednesday of complications from a fall at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson. The longtime North...