| 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-...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A New York City police officer was charged Thursday with conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women whose names he listed in his computer.
In a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court, Gilberto Valle III, 28, of Forest Hills,...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:08 AM
New York City is the most fashionable place to be seen this week when Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week rolls into Lincoln Center. One of the biggest draws of the event is the opportunity to rub shoulders with the fashion elite: models, photographers, designers,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:25 AM
When the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show arrives in New York City next week, even the small breeds will be living large.
That's because pet travel is booming across the United States, with more travelers than ever taking along their four-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles.
Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...