| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, "March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration."
The showbiz spin is amusing some 50 years later; a bit...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another.
I, a white Harvard graduate...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Singers whose careers flourish well into their 80s are rare, and those whose instruments still function at a high level rarer still.
Among them, Tony Bennett stands out, for he turned 87 earlier this month and has shown no vocal slippage. Yes, his voice...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A two-inch-thick steel door secured by a padlock hides an exclusive gem of Maryland history.
Only 10 people have keys. Nine of them work to protect the governor.
Behind that door, more than 140 narrow wooden steps wind upward to a spectaular vista...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:47 PM
A local contingent is planning to head to the nation’s capital on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Samuel Key, president of the Washington County chapter of the NAACP, said Thursday that about 12...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
It was 8:30 in the morning on...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:33 PM
David E. Traub, who photographed Baltimore for nearly six decades for the postcard and tourist souvenir business he founded, died of complications from cancer Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Slade Avenue resident was 91.
"His skies are always a...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown.
The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As much of Baltimore finishes its work day, the Domino sign is just warming up.
Each evening, it takes 15 minutes from the moment the timer clicks on for the noble gases to be ready to paint the town red. Showtime zips through hundreds of...
| Mar 23, 2013
The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...