| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Mera Rubell — a 70-year-old formerly penniless Jewish Russian refugee turned Head Start teacher turned hotel mogul turned art collector extraordinaire — is the kind of person who just naturally acquires an entourage.
For example, a recent...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:07 AM
The six guys who make up the Baltimore-based comedy troupe Color Me Funny have a pretty simple goal in life. They never want to hear the following crack ever again:
"The best and worst compliment you can get is that you're the funniest person In...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Single Carrot Theatre hit the ground running on Friday, Jan. 3.
As the new year began with snow, the up-and-coming Baltimore troupe was supposed to start moving from the old Everyman Theatre building downtown to its new space in a redeveloped former...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Towson restaurant owners and food truck advocates said during a Baltimore County Council work session Tuesday that they support a proposed bill that would establish a pilot program to regulate food trucks in downtown Towson.
"Food trucks would like to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I agree that we desperately need more public...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Several inches of snow fell across the Baltimore area, with as much as 5-7 inches in some spots, and ice was still ahead as a winter storm that has traveled across the country packed more of a punch in Maryland than forecasters expected.
While a maximum...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:50 AM
'Tis the season: the season of lights and decorations, the season of too much food, too much drink, too much hustle bustle, too much, too much.
'Tis also the season of giving: giving donations and time to favorite charities, giving gifts to family,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The stock of Roland Park's Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last video rental store, will be up for grabs next week, after negotiations for a single buyer to purchase the store's 35,000-unit inventory failed.
Store owners Barry and Annie Solan...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Jay Chung's parents bought the family's business, Charles Village Schnapp Shop, a quarter-century ago, pouring their life's savings into the liquor store and banking their retirement on its success.
But a plan to redesign Baltimore's zoning would take...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins’ white-tablecloth soul food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant’s last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"It's not really bittersweet," Jenkins said about leaving...