| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 1:08 PM
When Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opens its new, $1.1 billion building Tuesday, sick children will find a cobalt cow with legs the color of grass and a butter-colored head floating above their heads, poised to jump over a fanciful "moon."
| Nov 11, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Next weekend, visitors to the Baltimore Art Museum's newly renovated Contemporary Wing may find themselves staring up at a hole in the ceiling, their mouths gaping open like fish.
They'll have been hooked by a central feature of the $6.5 million building...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Basically, I forgot to prepare for today's Top 10. In desperation, I tried to pull together something quick and cute inspired by the BMA's Warhol exhibition. Soup, I thought. After a while, I tried to pull together a Top 10......
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:59 AM
BEST CELEBRITY: John Waters
Before "The Wire" made Baltimore the cultural proxy for dysfunctional locales, John Waters' sense of the absurd put our often-incorrigible and provincially original burg on the map with movies such as "Hairspray," "Polyester"...
| Jul 14, 2011
Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out.
"Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office.
Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year.
It was 1982, and here...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:06 AM
John Waters doesn't love all holidays. "I think Santa Claus should team up with the tooth fairy and kill the Easter bunny," he says. But Christmas? Christmas he loves unconditionally, without irony.
For the past decade, he's been touring every December...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 7:25 AM
A 12-foot-long white banner with black letters has been suction-cupped to the first-floor windows of the former Craig Flinner art gallery at Charles and Centre streets. It reads:
"Future home of the Contemporary Museum. Opening January, 2012."
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:53 PM
The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:15 AM
It's frustrating to read articles about Herman Cain that claim he is trying to capitalize on his "15 minutes of fame" ("Cain says Florida win no fluke," Sept. 27).
Using Andy Warhol's famous quote is insulting because it denigrates the work the Cain...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:14 AM
New York City
Good news: Off-Broadway week, a chance to see a play in New York City on the cheap, is here. Now through Oct. 9 (it's technically more than one week, but who's counting?) Broadway junkies can pick from a variety of...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Art collectors take note: There's an Andy Warhol about to hit the market.
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore have approved the sale of a Liz Taylor print — aptly titled "Liz" — and several other artifacts from the private collection of Barry H....