| Sep 30, 2011
| 6:40 AM
BBC America kicks off October with a little Halloween treat called "Bedlam" (9 p.m. Oct. 1; 2.5 stars out of 4), a fright-fest about a new apartment conversion occupied by supernatural squatters.
The upscale residences of Bedlam Heights are in the former...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 6:35 AM
When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 5:06 PM
It used to be a brothel, or so they say.
The old white building sits on the hill like in "The Shining," cavernous and creaky, with long dark hallways and strange apartments. It is the Arch Beach Tavern, built in 1915 to house people from the movie...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and "ghostorian," has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. He is the author of Ghosts of Maryland, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, and has...
| Oct 11, 2011
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:54 AM
A pub crawl is simple: Gather some friends, hit some bars and stumble your separate ways home.
While fun, the routine can get a little repetitive. That's why, in the past couple years, a number of off-beat bar crawls have sprung up.
Now, you and a...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 12:07 PM
TripAdvisor has named Admiral Fell Inn, a lovely historic hotel in Fells Point, one of the Top 10 Haunted Hotels in America.
Admiral Fell Inn was the only Maryland hotel to make the list of "rooms with a Boo!" TripAdvisor came up with the list by...
| Oct 21, 2011
The often mysterious and always dark Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is said to be the oldest bar in the U.S. and one guest just won't leave. Vanessa Bolano explores the even darker side of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in Real New Orleans.
A watering hole for...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:59 AM
St. Mary's City, Md.
If you're tired of haunted houses and looking for unconventional Halloween fun, head down to historic St. Mary's City for Grave Matters. Get into colonial character as you watch Maryland's colonists act out a typical...
| Oct 24, 2011
The Irish crime-fiction wave rises to new heights with Stuart Neville's third novel, the tight, telescopic thriller "Stolen Souls." The writing here is mature and assured: There are no extraneous words or characters, no discussion of Northern Ireland's...