| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Walking through the air-conditioned Meeting House Gallery to see the exhibit "Picture Windows: The Painted Screens of Baltimore," you'll find yourself thinking about a distant era when un-air-conditioned houses baked in the summer sun.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:27 AM
At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Dozens of low-income middle schoolers at Baltimore's St. Ignatius Loyola Academy are getting a head start on money management, thanks to Legg Mason employees.
Volunteers from the Baltimore-based money management firm regularly visit the Jesuit boys'...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Two decades worth of rain, sun, wind and dirt had so faded and chipped the mural of life-size whales that many of the thousands of daily commuters who travel the busy section of Russell Street likely didn't notice the massive piece of art.
| May 24, 2014
| 4:13 PM
When she was a girl, Jackie Burson said, she fell under the spell of dolphins while watching them on TV. She visited aquariums and theme parks to see them perform incredible tricks.
"I used to love dolphin shows, too," she hollered through a bullhorn at...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Here are some words that appeared in this column in November 1990: "The National Aquarium and its promoters are out to lunch. They don't have a clue. Their facility is better called the National Anachronism. The new Marine Mammal Pavilion, featuring...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.
Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If dolphins would be better off in the wild, why would anyone presume dogs and cats would be any different ("Group urges National Aquarium to free dolphins," May 24)?
Wild animals have shorter lives than do "captive" ones. Dolphins, lions, tigers and...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Thomas M. Gibbons, former president and CEO of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Cos. who also served on boards of business and educational institutions, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at The Terraces of Bonita Springs Retirement Community in...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:04 PM
An anonymous benefactor planted small bundles of cash around Baltimore on Saturday, posting clues online in a sort of city-wide scavenger hunt.
The man behind the Twitter account @IHidTheCash said he was inspired by a similar philanthropist in California...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel.
The aquarium is...