| 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 —...
| 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...
| May 2, 2011
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: PAWKY
A good Scottish and northern English...
| May 8, 2011
| 6:05 AM
Kwame Kwei-Armah has a way of pulling others into his gravitational field, whirling them around and then depositing them in a place at some distance from where they started out.
People leave an encounter with Center Stage's incoming artistic director...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Historically speaking, Orlando got a late start in golf.
The sport didn't arrive in Central Florida until 1893, when English businessman Leslie Pell-Clarke had six holes carved out around the northwest shore of Lake Eola. It only lasted a decade or so,...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:34 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
It hasn't been a great era for haunted-house movies. The third version of "House of Wax," in 2005, was awful enough to kill off the form, at least as far as big American studios were concerned. The day my review...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Welcome to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. I'm Mike Conway, and I'll be your unofficial tour guide for the weekend's events. I'll be writing three more blogs for The Sun, so I'll be here to explain things and help you enjoy the race. I'm sure that...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:14 PM
For decades, Liverpool soccer fans at the team's 120-year-old stadium, Anfield, have been singing their adopted anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone."
Brendan Rodgers, who was named the team's new manager June 1, is hoping that the partisans of the former...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Many call the Battle of North Point, when the Maryland militia faced thousands of invading British soldiers, the forgotten battle in a nearly forgotten war.
But Sunday, nearly 200 years after that pivotal encounter in the War of 1812, thousands will...
| Sep 8, 2011
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| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Suddenly, in Britain, of attenuated interest, the Queen's English Society. The organization of crotchet collectors was forty.
After the failure of the society's much-ridiculed project for an Academy of English, will waned quickly. The Independent...