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  • The greatest bookstore in the world

    The greatest bookstore in the world
    In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Bruce Handy has a long piece about the history and future of Paris’ Shakespeare and Company bookstore, my call for greatest bookstore in the world. A warren of rooms and bookshelves that fill a 17th century...
  • Baltimore Police Blotter: Robberies for the week of Oct. 11

    Baltimore Police Blotter: Robberies for the week of Oct. 11
    More than 80 people were robbed across Baltimore during the week ending Oct. 11, a 20 percent jump from the previous week, statistics show. The 82 reported robberies included three that occurred downtown, four in Mid-Town Belvedere, and six in...
  • Three shot in West Baltimore in separate incidents

    Three shot in West Baltimore in separate incidents
    Three men were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents late Friday and Saturday in West Baltimore, city police said. The men are expected to survive their injuries. About 11 p.m. Friday, police found a man shot in the groin in the 500 block of W....
  • Reader of the Week: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

    Reader of the Week: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti
    Who I am Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, author, poet, retired university professor and founder of Third World Press, the oldest independent African-American publisher in the country. One unique thing about me I started reading literature seriously at 14...
  • Book lovers: Try these literary travel options

    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Goodwin College hosts its first Humanities Festival

    Goodwin College hosts its first Humanities Festival
    Jamie Mattos enrolled at Goodwin College to get a nursing degree, but along the way, she discovered a talent for writing poetry. "I always loved art and poetry, but I didn't know I could write poems until I tried," said Mattos, whose work has appeared...
  • William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
  • Vacations by the book

    Vacations by the book
    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist

     Earl Calloway, 1926-2014, Chicago Defender's longtime arts columnist
    Earl Calloway, a talented singer who performed in operas across the country, reported on fine arts for the Chicago Defender newspaper for nearly 50 years. "He was a great promoter of the arts, and he was a brilliant writer and interpreter of cultural...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...