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  • Choices for Baltimore

    Choices for Baltimore
    As I write this I wonder whether my words will be rendered irrelevant by some new development in the unfolding story of Baltimore's April unrest, but I expect that one constant will remain; and that is how all of this will shape the future of our...
  • After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger

    After cleanup from Baltimore riots, some fear economic scars will linger
    After Monday's rioting, Attman's Delicatessen lost a catering event, about $1,000 in convention-related sales and half its usual Tuesday sales, said Marc Attman, owner of the Lombard Street landmark. But Attman, whose family's 100-year-old shop survived...
  • Baltimore and the language of change

    Baltimore and the language of change
    For the last half-century, invoking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to condemn or explain black urban uprisings has been a mandatory exercise. Recent events in Baltimore are no exception. Critics say that destroying property and attacking police desecrate...
  • Baltimore stirs thoughts of a former Chicago rioter

    Baltimore stirs thoughts of a former Chicago rioter
    Eyes across the country have been focused on Baltimore — anger in its streets, looting, the calling in of the National Guard. Some eyes in Chicago have seen this before — from up close. In 1968, it was parts of Chicago that were ablaze....
  • Guest Column: Placing blame won't help Baltimore

    Guest Column: Placing blame won't help Baltimore
    Who's to blame in Baltimore? As the smoke clears and debris-filled streets are put back in order, fingers are pointing. Some will blame the community. They will wonder at the futility of poor, black Baltimoreans burning and looting their own...
  • Home entertainment: 'Selma' crafts an intimate portrait of the civil rights movement

    New Releases, Selma, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Last Five Years, Richard LaGravenese, Anna Kendrick, Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh, Timothy Spall, Winter Sleep, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Black or White, Black Sea, Fifty Shades of Grey, Goodfellas, Lost River, Mad Max...
  • Letters: Baltimore's burden; Smith's column

    Letters: Baltimore's burden; Smith's column
    Baltimore's burden I am reading with great amazement the comments in The Capital about the current situation in Baltimore. We have a person who writes that he and his wife will never go to that terrible Baltimore again, a Capital editorial nitpicking...
  • 'Motown' is music to the ears, but the message is missing

    The story of Motown Records is a rich and important one. It's not only the rags-to-riches story of a record label that rose out of inner-city Detroit to become a cornerstone in the foundation of postwar American music, but one in which a body of work...
  • After riots, now come the insurance claims

    After riots, now come the insurance claims
    On warm, mild nights, conventioneers and others typically wander down to Alexander Smith's Harbor East restaurants, Azumi and Ouzo Bay. But the staff has been turning guests away as early as 8:30 p.m. because of the time it takes to clean up and send...
  • ATF seeks videos of riot-related fires

    ATF seeks videos of riot-related fires
    As arson investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives dug through the charred rubble of a West Baltimore pawn shop Saturday, the bureau put out a call for citizen-captured videos of fires that erupted during Monday'...
  • In Baltimore, riots appear where urban renewal didn't

    In Baltimore, riots appear where urban renewal didn't
    Tanishia Lewis and her young children were filling trash bags in a parking lot Tuesday morning, joining others who hoped to quickly erase the scars left by rioters. But the problems in her West Baltimore neighborhood run much deeper than a night of...