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He was shielded from the afternoon sun by the awning that covered his booth, but the bright mood emanating from Larry Stevens was hard to miss. An artist who grew up in Baltimore, Stevens was so busy selling prints of his colorful cityscapes he barely...
Tags: Homes, Carrollton, Fells Point, Mount Vernon, Arts and Culture
Dining@LargeA sweetly illustrated new book arrived on the Antipasto Desk, America's Little Italys: Recipes & Traditions from Coast to Coast. Its author, Sheryl Bellman, devotes about half of the book's geography to the Little Italy neighborhoods in Manhattan and the....
Tags: Italy, Al Capone, Thanksgiving
William Donald Schaefer's biggest achievement was also his most unlikely: A man insecure enough to earn the nickname "Shaky" managed to restore the self-confidence of an entire city. The former mayor, governor and comptroller, who died Monday at the...
Dining@LargeSometimes something needs to be said and it's nice when one of you says it so eloquently, more eloquently than I could have said it. EL Paul W and Donny B, you are technically correct about Baltimore's food traditions of......
Tags: Grant Achatz, Hamburgers, Weather, Foods and Beverages, Steaks
On a recent Saturday, on opposite corners at Oceanview and Honolulu in Montrose, diametrically opposed perceptions faced each other waving their placards hoping to entice those passing by into the labyrinth of their perspective political ideologies. As...
Tags: Winston Churchill
South Florida Sun-SentinelThThe late satirist H.L. Mencken had an idea of how to fix politics. Rather than holding elections, he suggested political leaders be chosen by lot, similar to the way we empanel juries. Need a legislature? Pick the names out of a hat. How about a city...
Special to baltimoresun.comBesides supplying great settings, Baltimore has also spawned its share of great writers. Here are writers who, while not setting their stories in Baltimore, are practicing their craft from our comfortable streets. Madison Smartt Bell "Anything Goes,"...
Sun StaffThe Sun has christened its new type font Mencken, in honor of its columnist, editor and occasional torturer. Henry Louis Mencken was born 125 years ago on Sept. 12, 1880, in a little West Lexington Street rowhouse. He was the son of a cigar-making father...
Tags: Alistair Cooke, Govans, Mark Twain, Holidays, Periodicals
"All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced upon them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else." Remarkably enough, those are not the...
Tags: Journalism, Freedom of the Press, Politics, Censorship
Sun reportersMarc Steiner, whose radio talk show became a forum for Baltimore and Maryland civic affairs in recent years, was taken off the air yesterday by public radio station WYPR, which blamed sagging ratings. Barbara Bozzuto, WYPR board chairman, said in an...
Tags: Entertainment, Pikesville, Ocean City, NPR, Radio Industry
Times Staff WriterLovers of Los Angeles literature and especially the works of John Fante have long anticipated the arrival of the movie version of "Ask the Dust." That it was entrusted to Robert Towne, of "Chinatown" fame and keeper of a tradition of Southern California...
Tribune staff reporterFrank Doubleday publishes Theodore Dreiser's novel that helps establish an enduring Chicago tradition: fiction in the raw, tawdry but compassionate. Published on this date, Theodore Dreiser's "Sister Carrie" was among the most auspicious debuts in...
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