| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:27 PM
The two-story abstract mural — featuring a pharaoh's headpiece, a cotton field and fire spewing out of rowhouse windows — showed up suddenly this summer on a vacant house in North Baltimore.
The artwork at 4727 Old York Road came with a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:15 PM
WHAT: "Awakening: The Art of Ursula Schwartz" is the latest exhibit at the Polasek Museum. This introspective installation features a sampling of large-scale oil paintings created by contemporary artist Schwartz, a native of South Africa. She expresses...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:29 PM
David Young's townhouse in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys has all the hallmarks of a country gentleman's London retreat — and the style fits him like a pair of fine English leather gloves.
Prior to the spring of 2006, the 74-year-old retired...
| Aug 25, 2013
Crowning the New Haven skyline and visible from afar are two distinctive cliffs, East Rock and West Rock, that have inspired and fascinated artists and scientists for centuries.
Famous artists like Hartford-born Frederic Church, a major figure in the...
| Aug 23, 2013
As if California and its municipalities were not already making life difficult for businesses and taxpayers, the Golden State's courts could pile on too.
On July 15, a trial began in San Jose, in which seven California counties (Santa Clara, Alameda,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:18 AM
Baltimore City's Cylburn Arboretum is an artist's paradise, which is why painter Patricia Bennett has been drawn to the 207-acre grounds of trees and gardens since 2005.
But unlike other artists who dot the landscape of the longtime city park, Bennett,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Help. Shft. Food. Culture: Craft beer retreat Tap 42 will be the warm and academic setting for Thursday night's fundraiser by the New York-based Shft Mobile Kitchen Classroom, a traveling kitchen that provides students with cooking lessons centered...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss."
Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:37 AM
A newly identified landscape painting believed to have been created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, just two years before his death, was unveiled Monday by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
"Sunset at Montmajour" depicts a wooded area near Arles in the...