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  • Alternative Fact of the Week: We feel your pain, Opportunity rover

    Alternative Fact of the Week: We feel your pain, Opportunity rover

    It’s been a rough week for those of us assigned the mission of tracking alternative facts — or long-form, self-serving fiction, as the more poetical among us might call it. From the border “emergency” nonsense (proving only that West Wing security has effectively kept Stephen Miller and the facts...

  • Decision time for Preakness, Pimlico and horse racing in Maryland

    Decision time for Preakness, Pimlico and horse racing in Maryland

    Mayor Catherine Pugh’s letter ripping into the owners of the Maryland Jockey Club was shocking in its tone, and it probably didn’t much help the city’s cause of maintaining the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. We would not have thought much could be done to build sympathy for the Stronach family,...

  • UB law professor: Learn from history, don't whitewash it

    UB law professor: Learn from history, don't whitewash it

    A brief glance at the barely known racial attitudes of the presidents we celebrated earlier this week would surely cause the current crop of historical revisionists to blanch and hyperventilate. Those seeking to cleanse the culture of politically incorrect views might find that the outrage they...

  • Time to close the loopholes on Md.'s forest conservation law

    Time to close the loopholes on Md.'s forest conservation law

    Trees are a natural bulwark against the dangers of global warming, especially when they are grouped in continuous stands called forests. They knock down airborne particulate matter and sequester carbon and nitrogen dioxide — menacing greenhouse gases from tailpipes, smokestacks and buildings. They...

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  • Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77

    Peter Tork, endearingly offbeat bassist and singer in the Monkees, dies at 77

    Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. The death was announced by his official Facebook page, which did not say where or...

  • Shriver Hall Concert Series returns to namesake hall after $14 million renovation

    Shriver Hall Concert Series returns to namesake hall after $14 million renovation

    Following an 18-month, $14 million renovation, the Shriver Hall Concert Series will return March 3 to the venue that gave the popular music program its name. The organization announced Wednesday in a news release that the opening recital in its refurbished home at 3400 N. Charles St. will be performed...

  • 25 childhood desserts you forgot existed

    25 childhood desserts you forgot existed

    If there’s one great thing about being an adult, it’s that (theoretically) you can eat dessert whenever you want. If you want to skip a healthy dinner and eat nothing but cake and brownies, no one is around to tell you no. The bad thing about being an adult is that it’s easy to forget just how...

  • At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans

    At Hunt Valley's Charm School Chocolate, a former engineer creates a delightful formula for vegans

    To make good chocolate, it all starts with the right bean. The cocoa beans manufactured for Hunt Valley’s Charm School Chocolate factory and retail store arrive in 120-pound burlap sacks, with anywhere from 35,000 to 40,000 large almond-shaped nuggets per bag. Carefully but nimbly, Joshua Rosen...

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  • 25 party favors for winter birthdays

    25 party favors for winter birthdays

    Winter, the season for snow, warm fires, and hot cocoa, is finally here. Use the next birthday on your calendar as an excuse to put on a party that will be so hot, everyone will forget about the chilly frost outside. With our warming recipes and appetizers, we know you’ll develop a perfect menu...

  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

    Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

    Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades. Although he spent virtually his entire career at...

  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to host first wedding and formal dress sale in Baltimore-area stores

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to host first wedding and formal dress sale in Baltimore-area stores

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, the Pennsylvania-based discount retail chain, will hold a five-day sale of wedding and formal dresses in five Maryland stores starting Thursday. The deep discounts include $2,500 wedding dresses marked down to $199.99, dresses originally more than $2,500 sold at $299.99,...

  • Ethel Ennis, Baltimore's 'First Lady of Jazz,' dies at 86

    Ethel Ennis, Baltimore's 'First Lady of Jazz,' dies at 86

    Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz” who during her seven-decade career performed with such musical luminaries as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, the Miles Davis-John Coltrane Sextet and Wynton Marsalis, and thrilled audiences at the Newport and Monterey jazz...

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