| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:36 PM
If you've been to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, you've probably seen the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory — that big glass building with a curvilinear roof and cupola. So has Alan Stein.
Stein, the director of architecture, founder and...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Greg Norman's final Presidents Cup picks did more than bolster the host nation's representation. He went for a true "home" advantage with his selection of Robert Allenby and Aaron Baddeley.
Allenby grew up playing Royal Melbourne, nearly winning the 1991...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:39 AM
Alex Turner has a writer's eye.
The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...
| Oct 6, 2011
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| Oct 4, 2011
The message of "The Lion King" is so counter to what we hear all day in the mass media that it's hard to believe the movie ever found an audience:
Live up to your father's standards. Assume responsibility for your actions. Quit wallowing in guilt and...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2011
I touched down in Gisbourne, New Zealand, on a flying "cigar tube with wings." The placards to that town read "First to see the light" and "First to see the New Millennium."
Having crossed the international dateline while in a more sizable bird and "lost...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 5:22 PM
A daylong Colonial Camp gave fifth-graders at Joppa View Elementary School insights into 18th-century life in America and surprising news about whether they would have been eligible to fight in the revolutionary army.
At 10 years old, they would have met...
| May 19, 2011
Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands.
With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...