| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:50 PM
As friends shopped for an old-fashioned Baltimore peach cake, I considered the scene in Northeast Baltimore's Fenwick Bakery. I observed buyers ask for the crumb buns and doughnuts, raisin bread, Schmierkase cake and plain, Baltimore-style baked goods...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Two killings and a rumor tore in half a tight-knit group of friends who dealt drugs together in West Baltimore, prosecutors say, and on Monday, a city grand jury indicted the crew's few surviving members on charges that they killed off their former...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:18 AM
In August 2011, Baltimore singer/songwriter Adam Lempel finally realized he needed to get serious about his music. The epiphany came where many epiphanies occur — in a hospital bed.
"I ended up getting sick. I had a pneumothorax, which is like a...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Those of us who own houses in Bolton Hill can't even paint our front doors without permission on color choice, and yet the Maryland Institute College of Art can build whatever it pleases ("With modern dorm on North Ave., MICA creates residential hub for...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
When the architects at the Baltimore firm Hord Coplan Macht were hired in the spring of 2012 to design a new dormitory for the Maryland Institute College of Art, they had to act quickly: Students were scheduled to move into the building in less than a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:02 PM
The residents of the Memorial Apartments in Bolton Hill first started complaining about the intersection in front of the complex when a firetruck was broadsided four years ago.
The intersection is dangerous, they told City Hall. Its wide median, poor...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 6:58 PM
The wooden roller coaster and the Dixie Ballroom are long gone.
Gone, too, from Gwynn Oak Park is the merry-go-round where a toddler in a pink dress took a historic spin on a summer afternoon a half-century ago.
That simple pleasure, a first for a...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of "The Wire" David Simon is placing the blame for Baltimore's violence spike on State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, citing the effects of what Simon says is an unwillingness on the top prosecutor's part to...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Frances G. King, a retired professional interior decorator and volunteer, died Thursday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 90.
The daughter of the founder and president of Barton Gillet Co. and a homemaker, the former Frances...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
While perusing an urban planning website recently from my office here in Honolulu, I learned with great sadness that the iconic and unique Baltimore Formstone building material is to be banned under new city design guidelines. Having lived my early...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Evelyn M. "Evvie" Spohn, whose career as a registered nurse caring for patients and their families spanned more than 70 years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Lorien Columbia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was 93.
"Evvie was really my first...