| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:33 PM
"Men are like wine — some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
— Pope John Paul XXIII
Nelson Carey, the genial publican at Belvedere Square's Grand Cru wine bar, is naturally filled with interesting and offbeat wine, beer and...
| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Center Stage seems to have a thing for public accommodations these days. The company’s last play was set in a nondescript motel room. The current one is set in a nondescript hotel room.
The deja vu feeling is intensified since both productions have...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
As 11 American Roman Catholic cardinals join with their colleagues in Rome to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, it is interesting to note that three cardinals who visited Baltimore during the last century were eventually elected pope.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In the grand scheme of things, most of the issues that seem important to a particular generation fade with time, even as the things that are truly important remain so throughout the ages.
Thus, it isn't much of a surprise that people in Harford County...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Growing up in Rome, not far from Saint Peter's Basilica (whose dome I could see from my parents' bedroom) I did not think much of my circumstance. I thought it was just normal to drive my scooter by the Vatican walls and to see the Swiss guards...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:22 AM
In recent years, album release dates haven't mattered as much as "leak" days have.
That trend continued when the compilation album from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music clique — "Cruel Summer," an odd name for a record that will hit stores on...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
"In the air," she said. "In the clouds," was his answer. These were the responses when Catonsville residents Rosemarie Walsmann, 85, and her husband Manfred Walsmann, 83, were asked how they met nearly 60 years ago.
He was 25. She was 27.
He was going...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Rome wasn't built in a day, so Washington has given Italy five months. La Dolce D.C. is a celebration of all things Italian with arts, architecture, culture and food, running March through July. Honoring the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy,...
| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Europe's single currency is a bust. With unemployment reaching depression levels in the Mediterranean states, time has long passed to negotiate an orderly return to national currencies.
Euro advocates argue a single currency is essential for creating a...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees.
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Rome Cee is counting in German.
“Eins, zwei, drei, vier …”
It’s an oppressively humid July afternoon and the 29-year-old rapper, born Jerome Carrington Jr., is dressed in black and gray, sipping a hot cup of coffee in a Fells...