| Sep 8, 2013
BUCKS COUNTY, PA. — Oscar Hammerstein II was in a slump. After co-authoring some of Broadway's biggest musicals of the 1920s, including "Showboat'', his work flopped in the 1930s. The lyricist and his wife, Dorothy, began to search for a country...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:06 PM
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It's hard to believe its September, summer is gone and the kids are back to school and some are off to college. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and Christmas will follow soon after. Then we will start a brand new year.
| Jul 4, 2013
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, about 7 billion hot dogs will be consumed in the United States. On the Fourth of July alone, 150 million will be gobbled by Americans celebrating the birth of the nation. Not that the Founding Fathers polished off...
| Aug 24, 2013
Frank Gunion was studying international relations in college in 1968 when he decided to open a small surf shack at the beach. He sold handmade surfboards and a few swimsuits.
Today, the small wood hut he called South Moon Under has grown into an upscale...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports.
What are your thoughts on Maryland’s just-released basketball schedule?
Jeff Barker: A few...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Saints Row IV
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
3.5 stars out of 4
Video games often work as virtual power fantasies that give players jobs and abilities they don’t have in real life, but nearly every other game now pales to “Saints Row IV”...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:56 PM
This was before the day to come, before President Obama received a "72" Dolphins jersey, before Garo Yepremian tossed him a blooper pass straight out of the Super Bowl, long hours before Marv Fleming cried with joy over the visit.
Don Shula weaved his...
| Aug 18, 2013
Re "Egypt military crackdown on Islamists kills hundreds," Aug. 15
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's tragic inability to rule with an inclusive hand — but instead with an arbitrary, arrogantly draconian and...
| Aug 10, 2013
There are all kinds of reasons given why the oil compaies are raising gasoline prices. One not usually mentioned, however, is because they can.
Sanctity of life? Pah-leese! So many who are pro-life at conception are not so much pro-life after birth...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
From the banks of the Potomac River, in a region steeped in American history, a massive fossil was dug up last month that apparently can be traced back to a time long before this country's recorded history, a time deep in the world's prehistory.