| 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 26, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.
The teen was among seven people shot...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
On Sunday morning I will take to the console of the once-mighty Casavant for my last summer service as fill-in organist at Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill. After the ordeal (the congregation bears up tolerably well), I expect to be thirsty.
| May 7, 2013
After seven years running his own kitchen at Salt, his Upper Fells Point restaurant that put duck-fat fries, Wagyu sliders and changing menus on Baltimore's food map, Jason Ambrose is stepping aside.
Ambrose is turning over Salt's day-to-day kitchen...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:19 AM
A deliberately cracked ceramic platter, entitled "Platter," hangs prominently on a wall at the new art gallery Schulman Project, on The Avenue in Hampden.
Made by artist Steven Young Lee, director of the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, Mont., it...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Saturday was Hampdenfest. It was also Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement for Jews, not to mention their weekly Sabbath.
For Liz Baker, of Hampden, it represented a dilemma.
Baker, 41, certainly didn't want to miss the holiest day of the year for Jews....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Jeanne H. Baetjer, a founder who served as the first president of the board of trustees of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Sept. 11 of cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 91.
"Jeanne was one of the founders of the Greater Baltimore Medical...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
| 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 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 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 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...