| 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,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When my family and I moved to this region in the late 1970s, we were struck by how many people made a sharp distinction between "the City" and surrounding counties.
In today's global society, the boundaries blur. I hear UMBC students from Moscow to...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Last April, Kip Berman was in Baltimore, playing his first-ever set without his indie-pop band The Pains of Being Pure at Heart behind him.
It had been two years since the release of “Belong,” Pains' scope-widening second album, and a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Bruce S. McCurnin, a retired physical education teacher and coach, died Tuesday of complications from kidney and liver disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 66.
The son of Charles J. McCurnin, a career Army officer, and Marie "Mickey"...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Fluid Movement, a Baltimore performance troupe known for its offbeat water ballets, roller skating musicals and disco workouts, led a serious workshop Saturday on how to increase community involvement.
What could a comic troupe, cheerfully described...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73.
Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Grain alcohol, the cheap, potent booze that has been a staple at college parties for generations, could be outlawed in Maryland as university presidents press lawmakers to ban it.
Maryland senators voted Wednesday to forbid the sale of grain alcohol...