| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:09 AM
After reading my colleague Jim Kennedy's column on time just speeding through the rest of the year after Halloween has come and gone, I found myself actually agreeing with him for once (sorry, Jim).
Admitting this makes me feel much older than my 27...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:24 PM
As I'm writing this it's been two weeks since I've been back in the U.S. after a nearly two-week vacation in Paris and England with my mom, brother and aunt.
I'm finding I'm still having dreams about the trip — driving on the left side of the road,...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.
But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's Bucky on last night's Amazing Race premiere! Take it away, Bucky, and thanks again!Welcome to the 17th season of the Emmy award-winning (but not this year, for some inexplicable reason) competitive reality show, “The Amazing Race.” I am...
| May 14, 2010
| 4:22 AM
The Inner Harbor is getting yet another chain restaurant.The good news: it's a relatively obscure chain, called Elephant & Castle.The bad news: it serves British food.Didn't Baltimore fight off the Brits in 1814 to rid the land of bangers and......
| May 9, 2010
The first thing to know about Maryland's Religious Freedom Byway is that religion in Colonial Maryland was rarely free.
"It came at a cost to everybody, Catholics in particular," Sheila Smith told us at the courthouse in Port Tobacco, an 18th-century...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The words "beer food" bring to mind items like pretzels, peanuts and pizza. But at Red Brick Station in White Marsh the term means mussels steamed in ale, fish dipped in a beery batter and meat marinated in stout. Here, the beer is often in the food....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 6:04 PM
I stepped into his City Hall office to ask William Donald Schaefer, the mayor of Baltimore, a question. He was watering his African violets and did not appear to be soothed by that labor of love. In fact, he was upset about the reason for my visit —...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 11:08 AM
Mark Salter had a good 17-year run at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels. The British-born chef gathered up a library of glowing reviews, both for his cooking and for his proprietorship of the luxury property, and evolved into something of a celebrity...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 2:26 PM
Often, the best way to find fun, original holiday gifts is to look locally. Greater Baltimore has a bevy of earnest, thoughtful shops with plenty to offer this season. The 100 clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet and gift stores on this list are some of...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...