| May 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy.
The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland.
That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:37 AM
By the time the video begins, it's clear that something is wrong on East 26th Street. Cars are listing unsteadily on the edge of the chasm forming between the road and the rail bed below. What happens next, as they say, will astound you.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Meditation seems to be everywhere lately — on talk shows, in yoga studios, even on our smartphones. A recent Time magazine cover story announced that we're in the midst of "The Mindful Revolution." Celebrities including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:08 PM
When Ron Tanner, an author and writing professor at Loyola University Maryland, purchased a condemned Victorian brownstone in Charles Village 14 years ago (against his real estate agent's advice), he knew nothing about restoration.
The fact that the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
After a quarter-century on Cold Spring Lane, Video Americain, for years Baltimore’s best video store and a rare survivor, will be shutting its doors for good today.
Owners Barry and Annie Solan have spent the past three months selling off their...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Imagine a bar with all-you-care-to-taste selections of more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons -- all for one flat cover.
It would need to be a pretty big bar, say, the size of the expansive Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium?
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Accused of not hanging up their jackets, two defendants giggled and squirmed in their seats like schoolgirls, which they were.
"How do you plead?" asked Leila Pearsall, 8, of Hamilton.
"Guilty," said the girls, also 8, who had the option of paying 50-...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Doug and Gretchen Moran, owners of a home-based software company in California, said they can live wherever they want.
And what they want are good schools for their children, Jack, 5, and Isabel, 8 — especially Jack, who they say is both a...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Bob Mayes was gardening in his Northeast Baltimore front yard this week when Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched himself down Berkshire Road, crisscrossing the block at a full-out run.
"Nice to see you! Thank you!" Gansler bellowed to one of...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:59 AM
As the lead singer of the Baltimore feminist punk band War On Women, Shawna Potter occasionally encounters brash harassment from men in the crowds.
Some might internalize or bury the anger that results from such sexism, but the 31-year-old has no...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:06 AM
In an effort to fill vacant storefronts with businesses that residents want, community associations in Charles Village and Old Goucher are partnering with Spotmojo, a California-based 'crowd-sourcing' company that does neighborhood-based market research,...