| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 9:01 AM
Here's a look at what people are saying about the gubernatorial debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. held Monday:
• The Washington Post's Maryland Politics explains how both campaigns immediately claimed...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:08 PM
No one gets to take the Woodlawn Vase home anymore.
Jeanne Murray Vanderbilt made sure of that in 1953 after her husband's horse, Native Dancer, won the Preakness by a neck. She was not going to be responsible for the three-foot-tall, 30 pound solid...
| Mar 31, 2011
The approach from the long, circular driveway reveals Dick and Susan Wolven's brick home is unmistakably Georgian in style.
Just beyond the front door, however, the interior design and furnishings are a celebration of everything Asian, is a reflection of...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 10:03 AM
From the sidewalk in front of the Butchers Hill home of Jay Rubin and Frank Mondimore, a reminder unique to Maryland sport gives passers-by pause. Stubby and banged-up duckpins, alongside shiny bowling trophies, line the sills inside of two street-level...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:14 PM
In 1988, with only three months to relocate from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen, Stephen Hoffman and his wife, Sharon, set out to find a house in Maryland.
The couple started their search with a historic house in Harford County that had been recorded...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Where the salt air blends with the smell of tropical flowers, and the bay beyond the deck blooms with the masts and rigging of fishing and leisure boats, you will find the leader of Maryland's summertime playground.
"You know, Harbor Island is the home...
| Dec 26, 2010
Almost 300 years ago, Rachael Howard and her betrothed, Charles Ridgely, were given a large tract of land in Southwest Baltimore as a wedding gift from her father.
Decades later in 1798, Michael Warner, a politician from a wealthy local family, built a...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work?
In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 4:22 PM
NASA has released an image from its Terra satellite showing where the snow fell over the weekend. Central Maryland is quite clearly in the snow-free bubble, between the new snow to our east and south, and the old snow to......
| Dec 11, 2010
| 3:18 PM
Beth Hawks' cozy Federal Hill boutique is so chock-full of earrings, scarves, ornaments and other merchandise that customers taking it all in might never guess to what lengths she has gone to stock the shelves.
As the post-recession slump drags on, Hawks...
| Nov 26, 2010
| 3:44 PM
Black Friday not too strong for shoes
In past years, shoppers had complained about parking in the Harbor East area. This year, Harbor East is offering free parking for three hours for any shopper who can produce $100 worth of receipts for area stores,...