| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:54 AM
We really should have known better.
Last Friday night, a friend and I strolled into Thames Street Oyster House, the Fells Point restaurant that has served the most delicious seafood in the neighborhood since opening in July 2011, without a reservation....
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia is a patch of nondescript land used mainly as a pathway for the tens of thousands of people who attend concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion each year.
But a new development plan calls for a dramatic makeover...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Omar Semidey likes to cook, and he also likes to think. At his new Harbor East/Little Italy restaurant, By Degrees Cafe, both talents are on display.
Before moving to Baltimore three and a half years ago, Semidey, a New York native, attended the...
| Dec 7, 2013
The "Diner" guys, Tracy Turnblad and the moody teens of Hamilton will be basking in the New York spotlight this month, thanks to a Museum of Modern Art exhibition focusing on the works of Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matt...
| Dec 15, 2013
Here at the editorial board of The Sun, we like to give Columbia a little good-natured ribbing from time to time. James Rouse's planned community has gotten enough critical accolades in the national press since its opening in 1967 — for its...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:46 PM
When Bowie Community Theatre announced its 2013-2014 season, it promised a bold trio of plays that are largely undiscovered — a move that represented a departure from past seasons.
The company's 47th season opened with a perplexing comedy dealing...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Well, something had to come along after all those cute videos of classical flash mobs. Maybe this project of Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW will inspire the next craze -- an orchestra setting up on the street in front of a music stand with the words...
| 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...
| 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 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 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-...