| Aug 14, 2012
| 1:34 PM
Archaeologists may have found remains of a barn or blacksmith shop from the days of Josiah Henson, a former slave whose autobiography was the inspiration for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the Baltimore Sun reports.
Here's an excerpt from Scott Dance's story about...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
To no one's surprise, Vice President Joe Biden said what was on his mind the other day down in Danville, Va. To no one's surprise either, the Mitt Romney campaign pounced on this notoriously free-speaking politician like a feline on catnip.
| Aug 11, 2012
| 6:24 PM
As the Olympics draw to a close and the end of the summer looms on the horizon, you can be sure that the upcoming Republican and Democrat national conventions will provide end-of-summer entertainment.
For those setting their DVRs: The Republican National...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Sun reporter Justin Fenton's recent coverage of the flagrantly inhumane conditions for the youth at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) is a call to action.
To find a lasting remedy for this horrific institutional failure, however, we must be...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline, many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day, which marks the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Mary Lynn Harvey, former director of the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation who had led a wide array of efforts to preserve and improve communities, died Aug. 26 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
The Perry Hall resident was...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:49 AM
It's low risk and high yield, picking up girls at the mall or at the bus stop who had words with their parents before storming out of the house. An outreached hand offers to help. "Poor thing," says the friendly girl, "let me buy you something to eat."...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:51 AM
Vic Carter's spacious Howard County home is filled with more than 300 original paintings, small sculptures and figurines by black artists — and every single one has a story that the gregarious WJZ news anchor is eager to tell.
This one, Carter...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 2:35 PM
The three Jewish characters preparing for a Passover Seder spend a night different from all other nights in "The Whipping Man," and Matthew Lopez's drama is also an unusual night for the audience at Center Stage. Although the three men adhere to the...
| May 8, 2012
| 8:22 AM
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were really true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Just as there are many roads to glory, there are myriad ways to grapple with the ghosts of racism past. Some seek, and eventually obtain, apologies such as the one issued by the Howard County school board last month. Others seek, and sometimes obtain,...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 3:00 AM
He had lost a son many years before, the boy barely more than a toddler when he died. Now another son was dead, and grief sat on him like the shawl that draped his shoulders as he rattled around the big, cold house. His wife was emotionally troubled and...