| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:03 PM
James W. Rouse had a big idea that he announced on Oct. 30, 1963: a community in Howard County built on more than 14,000 acres, a swath nearly the size of Manhattan that amounted to about a tenth of the county's land.
So after Rouse put out the word...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:20 PM
COLLEGE PARK — It might only be a year since Maryland took the same train ride to New York and bus ride to Brooklyn to play defending championship Kentucky at the Barclays Center.
But a lot has changed for the Terps as they headed up again for...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Ian Kennedy's short walk to lunch from his office in Columbia's Town Center takes him through shopping mall parking lots and a parking garage — or along a sidewalk where lampposts block the way.
It's enough to make him feel that as a pedestrian in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Mount St. Mary’s released Wednesday its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Mountaineers, who went 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the Northeast Conference and failed to qualify for the four-team league tournament...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street seems to be getting the hang of stormy opening nights. But even Director Larry Simmons couldn't design as fitting an aura for the first showing of John Van Bruten's classic romantic comedy, "Bell, Book, and Candle,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days.
Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:32 PM
James Patterson, a well-known, best-selling author of mysteries, has decided to underwrite eight $6,000 scholarships a year to Towson University students who are planning to become teachers.
The scholarship recipients will be chosen this month. Students...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:30 AM
In response to Charles Belfoure's commentary ("Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn Sept. 19), I would ask "why can't Baltimore just be itself?"
It is always seductive to make apples-to-oranges comparisons between cities. Brooklyn is not the be-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
While working on the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Baltimore City, I'm always dogged by a sense of futility — especially when I compare Baltimore with Brooklyn.
More than 30 years ago when I went to college there, Brooklyn was a total...
| Oct 5, 2013
Henry Walters and J.P. Morgan were frenemies.
Both were the sons of powerful fathers. They didn't come into their own until they reached middle age, when they were widely acknowledged as two of the premier financiers of the Gilded Age. Both displayed an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:23 AM
When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more.
Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...