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  • Chuck Klosterman explores the dark side

    Chuck Klosterman explores the dark side
    Read "I Wear the Black Hat," Chuck Klosterman's book about villainy that includes his often-provocative takes on pop culture figures from Kanye West to Bill Clinton, and it's easy to imagine him standing by a set of railroad tracks, sneering and...
  • Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton

    Despite rain, WTMD's First Thursdays concert series starts strong in Canton
    WTMD's First Thursdays concert last night -- the first of the season -- could be described in many ways, but "damp" comes to mind first. At 5:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the concert began at its new home (Canton Waterfront Park), rain interrupted what...
  • FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon

    FlowerMart's Baltimore charm draws thousands to Mt. Vernon
    Lifelong Baltimore resident Richard Greene has been coming to FlowerMart for nearly 50 years. The 63-year-old retired state employee, who now lives in Tuscany-Canterbury, is one of approximately 40,000 people expected to attend the two-day festival, a...
  • Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

    Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower
    In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Soldiers Dying In Battle For Mental Health

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...
  • Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]

    Monument is fine, cutting down trees the problem [Letter]
    We often hear the clanking of the scaffold as the work is being done on the Washington Monument ("Washington Monument restoration changes atmosphere of Mount Vernon neighborhood," March 24). Like our neighbors, we look forward to its completion. We...
  • A boring Women's History Museum in D.C.? Spare us

    A <em>boring</em> Women's History Museum in D.C.? Spare us
    Oh no, not Rosie the Riveter again! House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has cleared for a floor vote a bill that would set up a commission that would be the first step in building a National Women’s History Museum near the National Mall. The...
  • Two years after shooting, second Mid-Town victim dies

    Two years after shooting, second Mid-Town victim dies
    Larry Peterson, a Mid-Town resident who was one of two people shot in a robbery outside his bed and breakfast in August 2012 has died, according to friends. He was 58. Peterson and artist Alex Ulrich, 40, were sitting outside of Peterson's bed and...
  • Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'

    Friends, neighbors remember Lawrence Peterson, 'Mayor of Mount Vernon'
    For Lawrence Peterson, the redevelopment of his Mount Vernon neighborhood was every bit as much of a calling as his 20 years in the U.S. Navy. As friends and neighbors paid tribute to the "Mayor of Mount Vernon" on Sunday evening, they recalled a man so...
  • In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location

    In shift from tradition, Pride events to be held in Artscape location
    For years, Baltimore Pride tradition has held that the Saturday parade turns into a rowdy block party in the heart of Mount Vernon, while the Sunday festival in Druid Hill Park attracts families and kids. This year will be different, with the lines...