| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Towson restaurant owners and food truck advocates said during a Baltimore County Council work session Tuesday that they support a proposed bill that would establish a pilot program to regulate food trucks in downtown Towson.
"Food trucks would like to...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
My elation quickly soured as I read commentator Eileen Pollock's assessment of life in Baltimore following her return to the city after years of living in Manhattan ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I agree that we desperately need more public...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
At the start of the very first Ravens game, back in Memorial Stadium, a recent graduate of Morgan State University stepped forward to sing the national anthem, burnishing the words with his velvety baritone.
Since then, through good seasons and bad,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:39 AM
I have city eyes. Apparently I was born with them. Whenever my parents and sisters exclaimed about the beauty of a beet plucked from our Connecticut garden, I would think, "Mmmm ... a beet ... cousin of the sugar beet, source of that white powder...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The stock of Roland Park's Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last video rental store, will be up for grabs next week, after negotiations for a single buyer to purchase the store's 35,000-unit inventory failed.
Store owners Barry and Annie Solan...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Jay Chung's parents bought the family's business, Charles Village Schnapp Shop, a quarter-century ago, pouring their life's savings into the liquor store and banking their retirement on its success.
But a plan to redesign Baltimore's zoning would take...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins’ white-tablecloth soul food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant’s last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"It's not really bittersweet," Jenkins said about leaving...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:05 AM
When The Sun's dining blog reported this week that Casey Jenkins was closing his popular restaurant Darker Than Blue in Waverly, I recalled Jenkins' frustrations with crime along Greenmount Avenue and wondered if it had played a role.
In November 2011,...