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  • A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

    A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore
    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...
  • Yes on Questions 1 and 2

    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,...
  • Splendors and Glooms latest from local Newbery winner

    Splendors and Glooms latest from local Newbery winner
    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...
  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    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,...
  • Howard County's Women of Good Taste

    Howard County's Women of Good Taste
    Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such...
  • In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery

    In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery
    When one of Charles Dickens' characters said, "The law is an ass," he could easily have been referring to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that makes it practically impossible for the state to prosecute legislators for taking bribes —...
  • Obama caved on air quality standards

    I couldn't agree more with Rena Steinzor's commentary on air pollution ("Breathing uneasily," Sept. 8). President Obama's decision to reject his own Environmental Protection Agency's recommendation to strengthen air quality standards for ozone is a bad...
  • Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building

    Dennis Hockman: Home ownership as an act of pride and community-building
    A decade ago, it was wildly popular for real estate experts, elected government officials and professional opinionists to claim that homeownership was patriotic. Today, post-housing bubble, claims that renting a place to live is the smarter value have...
  • Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup

    Centerstage gets a fresh start with a topical lineup
    The big news in Baltimore theater this season is the arrival of British-born Kwame Kwei-Armah, who is taking the helm as the new artistic director of Centerstage (700 N. Calvert St., 410-332-0033). Kwei-Armah, who replaces Irene Lewis, has said he's...
  • 'Christmas Carol' classic brought to life by Pasadena Theatre Company

    It's time to kindle our Christmas spirits by catching a performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" — a classic that first appeared in 1843 and is now a perennial theater favorite each holiday season. Pasadena Theatre Company is renewing...
  • Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos

    Former county historian turns to city's past in book of historical photos
    Long before Towson resident John McGrain became the historian for Baltimore County, he began taking photographs of Baltimore City. He took his first photo 65 years ago, said McGrain, who was the unofficial county historian for years before he became the...
  • BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'

    BSO to premiere concert version of 'Christmas Carol'
    Composer Bob Christianson is nothing if not versatile. He wrote a lot of pulsating music that accompanied episodes about several, um, energetic women in New York on the HBO series "Sex and the City." He has provided themes for Travel Channel's "Mysteries...