| Feb 27, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Occasionally, I'll find an ethnic restaurant that makes me feel like an expatriate in my own country. These are places firmly rooted in another culture, resistant to American attitude, and clearly catering to a different demographic. Zhong Shan Restaurant...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:52 PM
With the growing demand for locally produced food and with area farmers' markets gaining popularity, now is a perfect time to evaluate Baltimore's city-owned markets — in particular, Lexington Market, the grandfather of them all.
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:46 PM
In nearly 38 years as a music teacher for the Baltimore city public schools, Wendell Hairston led student bands in performances before visiting dignitaries including Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and former President Bill Clinton.
No matter who the audience was,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:25 PM
Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said Thursday that no one will face criminal charges in the fatal shooting by police officers of a plainclothes colleague, whom they mistook for a gunman, moving authorities a step closer to closing one of the...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 10:01 AM
Upon entering the G. Krug & Son blacksmith shop, I was handed a pair of safety goggles and immediately knew I was in for a treat.
All around me were the goings-on of a bygone era. Peter Krug, owner of the Baltimore workshop that has been in business...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:28 AM
Imagine the crowds that attend Artscape and the city marathon. Add the throngs drawn by Barack Obama's pre-inaugural visit. Mix in a few ethnic festivals and a bunch of holiday parades, and you get a sense of the transportation tangle Baltimore faces when...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Last Tuesday, Baltimore had its first live on-air mayoral debate among all the candidates, including incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
WMAR (Channel 2), Baltimore's ABC affiliate, didn't cover the event at all.
WBAL (Channel 11), the city's NBC...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:08 PM
When a load of bagged salad arrived at the Fishes & Loaves food pantry in West Baltimore recently, people scooped it up quickly.
Salad is a treat for the more than 100 people who come to the pantry each month but usually face a limited choice of high-...
| Nov 2, 2011
Facing a consumer backlash and an online revolt, Bank of America said Tuesday that it won't adopt a $5 monthly debit card fee next year after all.
The move — which came after some banks had backed away from similar fees — is seen as a major...
| Nov 6, 2011
From his 14th-floor office on West Saratoga Street, Jay A. Perman, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, surveys the urban campus on downtown's west side and envisions the future.
Despite years of revitalization efforts, too many blocks...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:34 AM
As Grand Prix officials are making final preparations for this weekend's race, traffic is backing up.
You say you still have to work Friday, when the downtown congestion and closings will be at their peak?
If you're coming from the north, west or due...
| Sep 10, 2011
Mere seconds after setting foot on the bustling sidewalk outside Lexington Market, Frank M. Conaway Sr. is surrounded first by a small group of admirers, quickly followed by hordes of hangers-on howling his name.
Like many Baltimoreans who have fallen on...