| Jun 19, 2011
The History Channel should probably consider airing a reality show called "Suburban Archeology."
Most of us have ancient artifacts, priceless and otherwise, buried in our closets and drawers, refrigerators and pantries.
Getting ready to go on a dig, I...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:08 PM
1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve on the City Council.
I have a Bachelor's degree in History, with honors, from Duke University and a Law Degree from Fordham University. I practiced law...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:07 AM
The story goes that Reginald F. Lewis, the remarkably successful Baltimore-born lawyer, businessman and philanthropist, learned the value of saving money from his grandmother. She gave him a tin cup to hold his earnings from delivering papers when he...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:17 AM
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, TV networks and channels including NBC, CNN, Fox, TLC, Biography and Showtime are airing a multitude of programs about Sept. 11, 2001, and its aftermath.
•••• “Saved”: Pets...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:55 AM
Michael Chrvala's current students were 3 years old on Sept. 11, 2001.
They didn't see the hijacked airliners crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, or the plane plow into Pentagon, and they didn't hear news reports about the jet that...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:29 AM
2004 was a bad year for the Village Learning Place.
With state and city funding and private grants dwindling, the community-run library and activities center in Charles Village laid off four of 15 employees and announced "a period of restructuring and...
| Jun 30, 2011
There are outdoor summer festivals and then there's the Kutztown Folk Festival.
The annual event, held each year in the Pennsylvania town that bears its name, is larger than life in every which way. It attracts around 150,000 visitors each year. It's...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 3:59 PM
It was a bright, chilly morning when the Greyhound bus deposited me at the tiny depot and train station in Frederick. My daylong itinerary would require equal parts walking and sleuthing in this more than 250-year-old city.
My mission: to traverse...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:32 AM
In the shadow of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia, John Wilkes Booth will tell anyone who'll listen just why that tyrant had to be assassinated.
Supporting himself on a wooden crutch, a decidedly agitated Booth, his voice rising to match the fierceness in his...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Baltimore's Duff Goldman, TV's Ace of Cakes, will be back on the Food network in a new show starting Aug. 8.
Goldman hinted at the show in a Sun magazine profile I did in January, and I am glad to see he has pulled it off and made the network schedule....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 4:42 AM
At the Maryland Historical Society, they're calling it the Great Cupcake Caper.
Before being arrested by police on Saturday and charged with stealing dozens of historical documents, author and collector Barry H. Landau had brought cupcakes for the...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Howard Markel's "An Anatomy of Addiction" starts, like a shot, on May 5,1884. A Bellevue Hospital orderly summons Dr. William Stewart Halsted to save the leg of a laborer who has fallen from a scaffolding.
Famous for the speed and virtuosity of his...