| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Nothing stirs up more intellectual ferment within the world of wine than the concept of "terroir." Terroir is, in essence, a captured "sense of place" manifesting itself as unique and distinctive flavors and aromas in the glass based on where and how...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Columbia Pro Cantare is marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of two composers who were born in 1862, Debussy and Delius, as well as the 100th anniversary of the death of Massenet in 1912, at its concert Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at First...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 9:42 AM
There's the 15-foot orange tree with its menacing 11/2-inch-long thorns, a bushy affair that sprouted from small seeds like those most of us just spit out. Nearby is a kiwi plant, its aggressive tendrils snaking vertically up a nearby tree. And then...
| May 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Readers might conclude that they were well served by The Sun editorial page's 1971 endorsement of City Council President William Donald Schaefer for mayor. Perhaps less so by its lament that he was "not an inspiring leader" or its prediction that the city...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Baltimoreans like their beer, and so far it's been a good year.
My colleague Erik Maza, who keeps his eye on the local brew scene, has been the bearer of malty good news.
He has written about the Heavy Seas Alehouse, which opened earlier this year...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
In response to Ellen Cassedy's "We are here" (April 18), I offer a second opinion.
Can there be hope for a country that claimed the highest percentage of Jewish deaths in all of Europe? More than 95 percent ofLithuania'sJews were annihilated — most...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual...
| Dec 6, 2012
German wine. It's one of the most magical wines on earth. It is delicate yet full-flavored. Aromatic, yet firmly chiseled. Like scrimshaw, it is etched.
Unfortunately, so many of its low-end offerings still give the entire category a bad name. German...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 2:50 AM
I had always wished that my great-grandmother, who lived in Maryland during the Civil War, had written some personal notes as to what it was like for her at the time. They would be especially interesting for us now. With that thought in mind, I wrote some...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Gordon Trotter, 78, stood behind a table in the home economics room at Harpers Choice Middle School in Columbia on a recent weeknight.
Wearing a short-sleeve black polo shirt, dark brown slacks and brown loafers, the longtime Wilde Lake Village resident...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I view most efforts to coerce people into doing a particular thing on a particular day with suspicion. Consider Christmas. It can be great, but I'm not sure little baby Jesus would need an Xbox. And why did President Ronald Reagan make June 25 National...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
In keeping with an Old-World tradition, I'll place apples in decorative nets and hang them on our Christmas tree. Then on Christmas Eve, they'll be eaten to ensure good health and prosperity during the upcoming year.
No one is certain, by the way,...