| May 20, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild.
Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Wanting some fresh strawberries to serve a friend last Saturday, I drove from my home in Dickeyville to the Waverly farmers market. The experience was bittersweet: The market is near the eastern edge of Charles Village, the neighborhood where my husband...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 7:30 PM
The Baltimore parking official in charge of managing contracts at city-owned garages "exerted influence" on garage operators to hire a firm owned by her then-boyfriend, according to the city's inspector general.
In a report distributed Tuesday to members...
| 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,...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 12:28 PM
The second most-abundant element in the universe is in short supply.
Lighter than air and nonrenewable, helium is however quite rare on Earth, derived mostly from natural gas deposits. And recently it's grown scarcer.
In the Baltimore area, some...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:55 AM
More than a third of Baltimore neighborhoods don't have ready access to healthy foods, leaving one in five residents to rely on high-fat, high-calorie meals from corner stores and carryout restaurants, a new assessment shows.
City, academic and nonprofit...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:01 PM
For the first time in decades, flouncy, flowered dresses, hat boxes and shopping bags filled a storefront window at Howard and Lexington streets, once the center of Baltimore's retail district.
Ladies in pearls and long gloves, wild-haired hippies and...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:30 PM
The gunman held a small black revolver to the back of the man's head and demanded, "Give me what you got," according to the police report. He forced the victim to the pavement at Clement and Covington streets in South Baltimore, and took a wallet and cell...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:49 PM
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death Thursday in a downtown neighborhood just north of Lexington Market, and police said they have charged a man in the killing.
Police found the man, identified as Cortez A. Lemon, shortly after 5 p.m. lying on the...