| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:05 PM
It's springtime, and with the beautiful weather and perfect light comes an age-old ritual as artists set up their easels around Maryland.
You can find them working in a variety of mediums in Druid Hill Park, roadside in the Green Spring and...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:42 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
On Thursday afternoon the cramped Canton bar Nacho Mamas was log-jammed.
Inside the bar, which is decorated like a shrine to National Bohemian, there were more people than Mr. Boh logos on the walls. The waitresses had a...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Tony Ray Hicks, a theatrical costume director, died of a heart attack March 17 at Maryland General Hospital. The Hamilton resident was 45.
Born in Bristol, Tenn., he was the son of Linda Faye Hicks, a homemaker, and Raymond Haskell Hicks, a farmer. He...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 AM
After a run of the best of the '80s, Lighthouse Tavern's music selection hit its nadir with Eddie Murphy's "Party all the Time." Most bartenders would have quickly pushed 'skip,' but not mine, who pumped up the volume — and, when asked if the singer...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Some community leaders want to increase the property surtax in Midtown Baltimore by more than a third to pay for additional security cameras and safety patrols — a plan that has divided residents over whether a tax increase and public safety...
| Apr 14, 2012
The last time Charles Gounod's "Faust" was staged at the Lyric Opera House, 11 years ago, the work's original medieval-period setting was changed to World War I.
That production, devised for the late John Lehmeyer for the old Baltimore Opera Company,...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
The hulking white duplex at 2108-2110 Mount Royal Terrace — a vacant eyesore for 20 years — is a financial and emotional drain on neighbors, who maintain a five-block stretch of historic homes that overlooks the Jones Falls Expressway and acts...
| Dec 15, 2011
Christmas is a sacred day to many, a time to celebrate with friends and family. You'd think comedians would make fun of it at their own peril.
But no less an authority than John Waters, an unabashed Christmas fan who will be bringing his "A John Waters...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Jesse Hunter Alfriend Sr., a retired insurance broker, died of kidney failure Dec. 23 at his Roland Park home. The former Bolton Hill resident was 75.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill, he was a 1954 City College graduate. He attended the Johns...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Thanks to a wonderful general state assembly many, many years ago, Baltimore city bars don’t have to stop serving liquor at 2 a.m. New Year’s Day. In fact, they can stay open continuously from New Year’s Eve to 2 a.m. January 2.
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Teachers at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School will be seeing a familiar face roaming the halls this semester — former longtime Principal Mariale Hardiman.
Hardiman, a well-remembered figure at Roland Park, led the school to Blue Ribbon status as...