| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Names are not what they seem for the Baltimore rock quintet Vinny Vegas. Start with the band's name: It is not the alter ego of lead singer Scott Siskind, but rather an obscure reference to a professional wrestler from the early '90s.
Then there's the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore.
"People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too."
She should have...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The financially troubled People's Community Health Centers closed its five clinics serving low-income Marylanders on Monday.
The organization had announced plans to shut the doors at the end of June, though as recently as last week officials were...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Five community art projects, including a sculptural weather station featuring a giant pig, a children's garden full of upward-growing, kinetic "sculptures" and Baltimore's tallest mural, will begin transforming some of Baltimore's underused public...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:18 AM
I returned to my old community of West Baltimore, under the shadow of Bon Secours Hospital near the intersection of West Fayette and North Payson streets, to visit a native I had not seen for three decades. David Brown, who lived across the alley from...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The Chesapeake, which was closed for business last week, will reopen under new management.
The restaurant's owners have entered into a management contract with the Karzai family, whose restaurants in Baltimore include Tapas Teatro and The Helmand....
| May 28, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Liam Flynn's Ale House has all the ingredients to be a great Irish-American bar and restaurant. Its welcoming space, friendly crowd and commitment to local products — both at the tap and in the kitchen — are points in its favor.
As a bar,...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Baltimore theater fans are hard-pressed as of late to find a reason to leave the city with so much available right at home: superb local theater companies and community theaters and the renovated Hippodrome. It's a welcome revival of an industry the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:27 AM
A Navy jet crashed Wednesday night off the Southern California coast during a pre-deployment training mission, the Navy said.
The F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed about 10 p.m. into the ocean while attempting a landing aboard the carrier Carl Vinson....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Officials say they are investigating what caused two military jets to crash Wednesday, one a Marine Harrier jet that went into a neighborhood in Imperial County, the other a Navy jet that crashed off the Southern California coast.
Eight homes were...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Renovations to The Charles, Baltimore's 75-year-old showcase for independent cinema, will leave the theater's original -- and largest -- screen shut down through the end of the month.
Workers are putting in new, roomier seating and moving the rear wall,...