| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:47 AM
For the past seven years, Darnella Parks and her entire family — from toddler nieces to her 84-year-old grandmother — have attended Artscape. They come for the crafts, the food and, most of all, the live entertainment.
But this year, the 33-...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Singe marks still scar the wall of the Canton grocery store where Stanislaw Ptak spent his final night outside. The homeless man died six months ago after he accidentally set himself on fire while lighting a cigarette.
The rowhouse on Pitcher Street...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:05 PM
The Maryland Transit Administration's proposed Red Line in Baltimore has received U.S. approval to move to the next phase of development, a strong indication that the east-west light rail line will eventually qualify for federal funding.
Gov. Martin O'...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:42 AM
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Photo exhibit — Hosted by Central Maryland Photographers Guild, opens Fri., June 17, 5 p.m.,...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:05 PM
Every so often, a tear dripping off Sharmalita Christians' face splashed onto the photo she was clutching of a man with an inviting grin.
He was her brother, a 44-year-old man who was in a car accident and then died of an aneurysm on Dec. 31. For...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:04 PM
As an oil painter in college, Elizabeth Cook expected to pursue the life of the typical aspiring American artist: get an advanced degree, move to a big city, embark on a future of creative struggle.
Then she attended an exclusive arts workshop in New...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 11:27 AM
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 seconds to children across the country with life-threatening illnesses.
Still, the wishes usually fall into one of four categories: I wish to be; I wish to meet; I wish to have; and I wish to go.
| Jul 21, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Howard Markel's "An Anatomy of Addiction" starts, like a shot, on May 5,1884. A Bellevue Hospital orderly summons Dr. William Stewart Halsted to save the leg of a laborer who has fallen from a scaffolding.
Famous for the speed and virtuosity of his...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:51 PM
The Rev. Edward Meeks and his flock attended to a "million and one details" last week in the run-up to a momentous day for their church. People to talk to. Flowers to arrange. Food to cook. And, of course, the new sign.
On Sunday, Christ the King...
| Jul 1, 2012
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary most of next week. There will be a slide show of Mt. Zion history plus an ice cream social July 10 at 7 p.m.
A music program with cookies and punch will be featured on July 11 at 7 p....
| May 11, 2012
'Company' is here
Silhouette Stages presents its production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" through Sunday, May 20, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. The play is a meditation on modern couples seen through the story of Bobby, a...