Football's violence plays out within the context of a game that is undeniably thrilling. The question that now hangs above every gridiron in our football-crazy nation is whether those thrills will abide the counsel of our consciences.
The Baltimore Sun reached out to Frank Murphy, the city transportation department's deputy director for operations, to ask him about some of the issues of the day — and what else drivers in Baltimore can expect.
The Baltimore Book Festival in Mount Vernon this weekend will contribute to congestion and delays for commuters in the city this weekend, as multiple road and lane closures are and will be in effect through Monday, according to city transportation officials.
Former Baltimore City detective Dick Ellwood has written two books incorporating his experiences into the novels, titled, "Cop Stories: The Few, the Proud, the Ugly," and "Charm City's Blue Justice." He will be discussing his books at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sept. 28.
The Baltimore area gets a heavy schedule of author appearances, thanks mainly to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and events such as the Baltimore Book Festival and the CityLit Festival. Bookstores also offer some interesting events, and none is more intriguing than tonight's double-billing: Laura Lippman in conversation with Sujata Massey at The Ivy Bookshop.
This year's pick for One Maryland One Book, the statewide reading program, is "King Peggy," a tale about a Washington, D.C., woman who is unexpectedly chosen to be King of Otuam, a 7,000-person village in Ghana.
As the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos get ready for their big playoff game Saturday, there are plenty of opinions about how the teams and cities compare. But in one competition -- based on books -- Baltimore wins hands down.
Village Learning Place, a community-run library in Charles Village, is participating in an international project called Little Free Libraries, in which painted boxes that look like oversized birdhouses are filled with free books and placed in public places and back yards. Passersby can take books out or put books in or trade.