| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
The $100 million series "House of Cards" was prepping a crowd scene outside the Peabody Institute, across from the Midtown BBQ & Brew. For more than two hours,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
Adam started us in the naming...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:20 AM
For 32 years, Barry Palmer has directed the musical at Stevens Forest Elementary School in Columbia.
Now, the curtain is closing on the physical education teacher's career — he plans to retire at the end of the school year — and Palmer...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Paging Mr. Fezziwig.
One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
| Dec 19, 2011
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. That's the resounding chorus which will be heard throughout West Friendship when the students and staff of West Friendship Elementary top off the holiday season with an all school sing-a-long Friday, Dec. 23 at 2:45 p....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Editing duties in back-to-back tragedies -- a deadly train derailment and a school shooting -- have kept me from regular postings, but I did want to note a promising new book by local author Laura Amy Schlitz. Today, Candlewick Press releases "Splendors...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:53 AM
It was Baltimore steaming hot even after the sun set, and I didn't get to see the big street protest scene that I came to see filmed for "House of Cards."
But after two hours Wednesday night of standing around on Centre Street with about 40 others,...
| 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....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:01 PM
It was a quiet night for a revolution.
People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The general public has never been especially fond of lawyers or judges. When Gallup polls Americans asking what professions they view favorably and which they view negatively, the lawyers get a thumbs down every time — although, on the bright side,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Today's Google doodle honors Charles Dickens on his birthday. On the letters, you can see characters such as Tiny Tim of "A Christmas Carol" (one of my favorite works, in all forms, including the movie Scrooged and the Mr. Magoo cartoon). I always...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:59 AM
I generally like Google's search engine. Its doodles, including yesterday's noting Charles Dickens' birthday, are clever. And it corrects my sometimes aberrant spelling, in the most polite way.
But Google sure can be frustrating sometimes. Like ysterday,...