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Julie Scharper

Writer

Julie Scharper is a freelance writer and a former features reporter at The Sun. Since joining the Baltimore Sun in 2006, she covered City Hall, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County. 

Recent Articles

  • Author Lizzie Skurnick hosts 'That Should Be a Word' party Wednesday

    Author Lizzie Skurnick hosts "That Should Be a Word" party Wednesday

    Time to put aside your dauntlets (small but overwhelming tasks), quit shoverdosing (binge-watching TV) and attend a fun event for word lovers. Author Lizzie Skurnick is throwing a party at the Ivy Bookshop Wednesday night for her just-published book, "That Should Be a Word: A Language Lover's Guide...

  • A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    Black soot covers the two-story house like a dark shadow. The roof has collapsed, and a bright red sign proclaims the home has been condemned. Until a few weeks ago, when the riots roiled Baltimore, this house at Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue was home for Laporsha Lawson and her severely disabled...

  • 73-year-old woman graduates from MICA today

    73-year-old woman graduates from MICA today

    Throughout her girlhood in Germany, her struggles as a single mother and decades typing in bland offices, Ursula Populoh was pulled by two desires — to work with textiles and to graduate from college. When her daughter started teaching in Maryland Institute College of Art's fibers program, Populoh...

  • 'Spiritual warfare' in the shadow of the track

    'Spiritual warfare' in the shadow of the track

    For one day each year, tens of thousands dressed in natty suits and flowered hats descend on the Park Heights neighborhood to sip cocktails and watch horses fly down a century-old track. The rest of the year, this pocket of Northwest Baltimore is a place of grim poverty. Crumbling homes and abandoned...

  • Baltimore photographer featured on 'Time' cover to speak Friday

    Baltimore photographer featured on 'Time' cover to speak Friday

    Devin Allen, the 26-year-old West Baltimore photographer whose image of a protestor running during the riots following Freddie Gray's death was featured on the cover of "Time," will speak at an event this Friday. Allen will be the featured speaker at Creative Mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Center Stage....

  • Michael Jackson impersonator hopes to make a better day

    Michael Jackson impersonator hopes to make a better day

    The rear door of the yellow truck rolled open and Dimitri Reeves swung down. "There's a place in your heart, and I know that it is love," sang Reeves, pressing his hand to his chest. "This place could be much brighter than tomorrow." Crooning Michael Jackson's "Heal the World," Reeves glided through...

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