- Two factors — the coronavirus pandemic and a public numb to what once seemed to be astonishingly large prizes — have seen jackpots that once topped $1 billion tumble.
- The comeback was far from a given; staff cleared out the walk-in refrigerator in March when the pandemic hit, and assumed it would never reopen.
- The Baltimore City rowhome formerly occupied by jazz legend Cab Calloway’s maternal grandmother is on its way to being designated as a historic landmark by the city’s historic preservation panel.
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- There may not be a whit of scientific evidence that reading a good book boosts your immune system, but we are choosing to believe that it does anyway.
- The Original Ledo Restaurant at 4509 Knox Roadcq had its last day Sunday, according to its Instagram page, but will reopen in some fashion in four to seven months under new ownership.
- Christopher Bedford's efforts to use art to generate social change have shined a national spotlight on the Baltimore Museum of Art and opened public debate about his leadership style.
- Two outdoor dining experiences this fall, at two hot new restaurants in Baltimore, reminded me why we go out to eat in the first place.
- Keenan Scott II’s “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” a play about the outer and inner lives of Black men that played in Baltimore last fall, is heading to Broadway.
- Baltimore contemporary Chinese restaurant NiHao is No. 4 on Esquire's list of the 23 best new restaurants in America.
- Complying with a Baltimore City order that taverns that don’t sell food close amid another spike in coronavirus cases, the Mt. Royal Tavern closed its door Thursday. but not before much of its usual clientele stopped in to say goodbye for now.
- In a show of appreciation, museum officials will rename two bathrooms in the East Lobby “The John Waters Restrooms” in honor of the cult filmmaker and visual artist.