| 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 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:20 AM
The holidays are a time when people believe in Santa, his reindeer, and, of course, his little helpers, elves dressed in green and red.
"It's a time when people are willing to suspend disbelief," observed Rebecca Meszler, 25, of Charles Village, a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:39 AM
I have city eyes. Apparently I was born with them. Whenever my parents and sisters exclaimed about the beauty of a beet plucked from our Connecticut garden, I would think, "Mmmm ... a beet ... cousin of the sugar beet, source of that white powder...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
At the start of the very first Ravens game, back in Memorial Stadium, a recent graduate of Morgan State University stepped forward to sing the national anthem, burnishing the words with his velvety baritone.
Since then, through good seasons and bad,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Home values in Baltimore rose more than 4 percent in the most recent round of property assessments, one of the largest increases in Maryland as the state saw some overall growth for the first time in five years.
In the Baltimore region, average home...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Last Thursday afternoon, Michael Quattlebaum Jr. waited to board a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Raleigh, N.C., where the 27-year-old would spend Christmas with his mother.
It was a familiar feeling, as Quattlebaum found himself sitting in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Ten women could have been out shopping for post-Christmas deals at the malls, or using their gift cards, or kicking back at home with family and friends, enjoying their presents and what was left of the holidays.
Instead, they arrived at large studio...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Three years after the Baltimore City Council approved the 25th Street Station shopping center with a Walmart, a city councilman says he may seek a second vote on the project.
Councilman Carl Stokes said this week his constituents are split 50-50 on...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Philip L. Marcus, a former engineer and teacher who became a lawyer and social activist, died Nov. 4 of bladder cancer at his home in Beaverton, Ore. The former Columbia resident was 71.
The son of Carl Marcus, an accountant, and Ida Marcus, a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:25 AM
City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review.
The Planning Commission would...