| May 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Square is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, a classical Doric column towering 178 feet above its elegant surroundings. But nearly 200 years after its completion in 1829, the building and its...
| Apr 21, 2012
Everyman Theatre will split its 2012-2013 season between two venues, but a common thread unifies the plays — all are Baltimore premieres.
There will be six works in all, up from the usual five. The lineup includes recent works by such notable...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Kevin Puts, a composer who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, won the Pulitzer Prize in music Monday for his first opera.
Puts, a member of the Peabody faculty since 2006, was honored for "Silent Night," a two-act work commissioned by the...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S.
Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....
| May 12, 2012
| 7:28 AM
BETHESDA — A mother arrives at the Red Cross office at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a mission for her son, a 23-year-old soldier and double amputee. He needs a back scratcher.
With her bright eyes and wide smile, volunteer Janice...
| Mar 11, 2012
Members of the Arch Social Club, at North and Pennsylvania avenues, are about to have a party.
And the reason they're partying is that the city's oldest African-American social club is about to celebrate its centenary.
An anniversary church service in...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The 145th consecutive Memorial Day observance in Westminster is being planned as a four-day event, May 25-28, with numerous activities to honor and pay tribute to veterans.
The celebration, sponsored by the American Legion Post 31, has been coordinated...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:25 AM
An article in the April 20, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a Catonsville resident's cause for concern on board a sister ship to the doomed RMS Titanic.
While not on the doomed ship Titanic, a Catonsvilleian on the Olympic went through much of the...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:05 AM
100 Years Ago
For the birds
Ads in the Times:
"Books on Poultry: Pigeons, Bee-Keeping, Farming-Gardening. The Eichelberger Book Co. 308 N. Charles St. Baltimore, Md.
"Send us cow and horse hides: To be tanned and manufactured into coats, robes,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Sunday marks the 94th anniversary of the end of what would for a time be known as The War to End All Wars, but has since been re-named to reflect the unfortunate reality that not only was it not the last, but also not the last on an epic scale. These...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as the Orioles' general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95.
Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the...