From the halls of Cape Cod to the shores of Myrtle Beach, we give you the local’s guide to eleven of the East Coast’s best resort towns.
Water, water everywhere. But with an entire seaboard at your grasp, which stretch of sand should you claim? Which beach will beckon you to spread out your blanket, crack open that huge paperback, and bask in the golden sun? We present eleven of the finest beaches on the East Coast. Some are right next door; none are farther than a roughly eight-hour drive. Though the waters and sands may change...
What’s it really like to be a baseball player? To find out, we went straight to the Orioles’ mouths.
What it feels like to have a breakthrough season . . .
Most young players want to hit home runs. Gary Matthews Jr. wanted to hit singles. With the help of hitting coach Terry Crowley, Matthews finally got his chance with the Orioles. He batted a nifty .276 in 2002 (a full 38 points above his lifetime average) and became a cornerstone of the Orioles’ attack. Some say it was no coincidence that...
<p>We Check Out the Region's 25 Best Salons.</p>
Bad hair days are crummy enough, but what about bad hair months? Or bad hair decades? (Okay, in the ’80s, we all had a bad hair decade). That’s why it’s so important to have a good hairstylist. “A bad haircut can just be devastating!” laughs (the always perfectly coifed) psychotherapist Meadowlark Washington, now a devoted client of DK Salon. “Who hasn’t been traumatized by a bad haircut?” Well,...
<p>OK, not really. But in the new world we live in—where federal agents make arrests of terrorism suspects in Baltimore’s neighborhoods—the northern snakehead fish, a creepy-looking, slimy beast from the Far East, was welcome comic relief. Lethal tornadoes, the death of Johnny Unitas, heat waves, drought, banking scandals, the Catholic church’s revelations . . . even supersurgeon Dr. Ben Carson got cancer! It was enough to make us hide under our desks.</p>
<p>That’s why we love the Frankenfish. These resilient, carnivorous fish were a bogeyman we could handle (and, eventually, even slay). Conquering the killer fish was one of the good things that 2002 also brought: a championship for the University of Maryland men’s basketball team (led by Charm City’s Juan Dixon), a wild gubernatorial election, a boom in city living, a near-miss as a potential Olympic host city—heck, even the hard-luck, adolescent Orioles gave us a few moments there.</p>
<p>So here’s the year that was—Frankenfish and all.</p>
Happy Birthday, Willie Don!
The untamed William Donald Schaefer—former governor, mayor, and current Comptroller—was born 80 years ago today in Baltimore. (Nov. 2)
Reading is fundamental
The Enoch Pratt Free Library announces the creation of the Eddie and Sylvia Brown African American Collection. The Browns’ gift of $1 million is the largest single endowment since Enoch Pratt...
<p>We find the best food you can get without leaving your couch</p>
We all have them: Days when we can’t muster the energy to get dressed, much less get out of the house. Nights when the mere thought of standing at the stove and trying to put together dinner makes us groan. Lunchtimes when we’re too busy to leave our desks. Evenings when the kids, bless ’em, aren’t ready to be taken out in public. And in your hour of need, you rummage through your junk drawer,...
Globe Poster has been designing and printing its iconic show posters for nearly three-quarters of a century. Meet the Cicero family, the folks who keep Globe turning.
At 7:15 on a Wednesday morning, Bobby Cicero makes his way down Bank Street, between Conkling and Eaton, in Highlandtown. Balancing a cardboard take-out tray packed tight with coffee and a half dozen egg sandwiches, he stops at the door of a nondescript warehouse and fishes keys from his pants pocket.
A faint smell of ink wafts through the air and intensifies as Cicero pulls open the door. When...
Until our town gets another professional football team, we’ve got the semi-pro Baltimore Bears, a bunch of working guys who play the game for the glory, the dreams, and the hits.
Under a misty Saturday-evening sky, more than 50 men are spread out along the Kenwood High School track in East Baltimore, undergoing a transformation. They are pulling on pads and plastic armor, yanking at tabs and webbing straps, lowering helmets over their heads. They are construction workers, barbers, mechanics, painters, bouncers, and salesmen. But within half an hour, they will become...
On May 28, a garbage truck driven by retired Baltimore County firefighter John Alban Jr. failed to stop at a train crossing in Rosedale and collided with a westbound CSX freight train causing 15 of the train’s 45 cars to derail.
A few minutes later, chemicals aboard the train ignited and then combusted producing an explosion that was felt for miles——and buzzed about on social media, as expletive-...
A look back on 2012, plus a rundown of New Year's parties and events.
The Top 20 Moments in 2012
The events that made a splash in Baltimore this year.
Best Reads 2012
Twelve stories we loved in 2012.
New Year's Eve: Events
There are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Baltimore.
New Year's Eve: Food
If you’d like to ring out 2012 in style, many area restaurants are throwing a party.
Twelve stories we loved in 2012.
Ode to the Poets (March)
Thirty years ago, the Dunbar Poets were the greatest show on hardwood. A look back at that storied hoops team and the showdown that wasn’t with Calvert Hall. By Mike Unger
Field of Dreams (April)
A look back at Camden Yards—its start, its intricacies, and how it became a legend in the landscape. By Jess Blumberg
Cupcake Crooks (May)
The Bizarre Lives Of The Men Behind The...