| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2011
Jo N. Booze, a retired private school educator who later worked for Episcopal Social Ministries, died June 13 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Broadmead retirement community resident was 79.