| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:13 PM
At a time when City Hall is girding for another round of budget battles, spending on lawsuits filed against the Police Department is coming under increased scrutiny.
The city's budget office revealed at an investigative hearing Tuesday that it has...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:22 PM
With two sons grown and out on their own, it seemed that it would be a cinch for Mark Hyman and his wife, Peggy Brennecke, to downsize from their large home in shady, hilly Mount Washington in northern Baltimore City.
"We agreed to go smaller and...
| Sep 2, 2011
The Misako Ballet Company will hold a free dance concert from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at 5485 Harper's Farm Road, Suite 203 in the Harper's Choice Village Center. This concert, tailored to the young audience, will feature ballet with...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:07 PM
Lead poisoning. Two words that strike fear in any†caring parent, and two words you don't expect to hear associated with homes built in the past several decades.
Largely successful projects to eliminate lead paint chips from old homes were high profile to...
| Sep 4, 2011
In my family, we've never recognized a distinction between happiness and the handling of books.
Books in libraries, books in shops. Books that take you places, and books you can steal from — like Norman Maclean's memoir, "A River Runs Through It,"...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:25 PM
On the morning of Dec. 22, Laguna Beach silk painter Olivia Batchelder woke up her boyfriend, Steve O'Neil, as rain pounded the high-beamed roof of her Laguna Canyon home.
It was 3 a.m., and she'd never heard such a racket in a rainstorm. Something...
| Oct 9, 2011
Nails may be less than an inch wide, but women love turning them into tiny canvases of personal expression.
Just look at Katy Perry, who has adorned her nails with eye-catchers such as rhinestones and images of husband Russell Brand, or Rihanna, whose...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Art galleries in Howard County gallop into the fall season with new exhibits whose receptions take place during what promises to be a busy "Road to the Arts" weekend, Sept. 16-18. The exhibits themselves open on various dates, however, so you can map...
| Sep 11, 2011
"Many things come to me in my trips," says artist Josť Bedia. "I see myself as a kind of anthropologist. I do field work, I collect things and take notes — and then the ideas start to come out."
The ideas pour out in his powerful, outsize drawings,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Carlyn Johnson, a retired marine supply and salvage business owner who was active in her South Baltimore neighborhood, died of a stroke Sept. 5 at the Gilchrist Hospice Center. She was 94.
Born Carlyn Bowers in Baltimore, she lived on Gittings Street and...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:40 PM
†Local artist Jeff Riggan makes masks for the up-coming Fantasy Fest in Key West †and takes us through his process.
Riggan, creator of Monter Studios hs been painting and sculpting for nearly 30 years.
Riggan has painted, sculpted and fabricated large...