Across the Bay Bridge, there’s lots to do this summer.
Ultra-fresh seafood, walkable towns, and watchable wildlife— there’s so much to love about the Eastern Shore. Here’s a seasonal sampler of “Delmarvalous” diversions.
Shop Art Galleries
Just guessing, but the Eastern Shore’s artist-per-capita ratio (as measured in painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber artists, furniture designers, printmakers, you name it) must be pretty healthy. If you...
Party On: 23 ways to celebrate
There’s a ton of events for all ages on tap in Baltimore for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Here’s a roundup:
Wednesday, June 13
Head for the harbor to see a massive fleet of 13 towering tall ships, with their uniformed sailors lined up on the yardarms, arrive in Baltimore. Add the modern warships visiting town and there’ll be close to 40 in all, and the biggest include such majestic...
<p>The Bizarre Lives Of The Men Behind The Most Brazen Heist In Maryland History</p>
Shortly after the library of the Maryland Historical Society opened on the warm morning of July 9, two men dressed in jackets and ties arrived at the society’s Mt. Vernon complex. After registering at the front desk, they made their way to the library on the second floor. They were expected, having e-mailed a list of historic documents they wished to view days earlier.
The older man, whose dark,...
<p>Maryland's Oldest & Oddest Congressman Fights For His Political Life</p>
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett doesn't have an entourage.
Almost every morning, around 6 a.m., the 20-year veteran of the House of Representatives, who will turn 86 in June, drives his Toyota Prius three miles from his Buckeystown, MD, farm to his office in Frederick. He shares the small building, which sits between a Chuck E. Cheese and a Wal-Mart, with a pediatric dentist’s practice.
<p>154 Things To Do In The 10 Neighborhoods You Need To Know About</p>
If you talked to any Joe Schmo on the street about the best neighborhoods in Baltimore, they’d list the usual suspects: Canton, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hampden. And while all of those are wonderful areas, and certainly popular for a reason, we wanted to feature some of the unheralded spots in our region. Many of these areas feel like the neglected step-children of their more popular...
A look back at Camden Yards—its start, its intricacies, and how it became a legend in the landscape.
Every Orioles fan describes April 6, 1992 as a beautiful day. Perhaps they’re referring to the ideal weather, or maybe it was more about the excitement in the air. This was opening day for the city’s new ballpark, something fans had been anticipating for years.
The crowd came to the downtown gem in droves that day, riding the shiny new Light Rail or walking en masse through the Inner Harbor—much...
Which Baltimore icon should win?
Since it's the month of brackets, our editors huddled to decide which Baltimore icons should compete for the ultimate prize. First round voting is below. Later this month, we'll compare our readers' bracket against our editors' picks (on newsstands now).
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If Best Places to Work entries are an economic indicator, things are looking up, Baltimore.
Winners this year impressed us with everything from generous vacation time to fat tuition-reimbursement checks and even free parking downtown. These companies offer plenty of fun and unexpected perks, too, as well as career-development potential, and, in many cases, intellectually rewarding work. From spying to anti-spam programming, there are some very cool jobs to be done in and around...
It's a new year, so our thoughts are naturally turning to the future. And despite the economic downturn felt here and elsewhere, things are looking pretty bright in Charm City.
It's a new year, so our thoughts are naturally turning to the future. And despite the economic downturn felt here and elsewhere, things are looking pretty bright in Charm City. The thing we're most excited about? The infusion of fresh ideas, both from newcomers and mainstays alike—everyone, it seems, has a stake in the future of Baltimore. What are the best and boldest of those ideas? We went in...
Weather was weird. Cars went fast. We lost some people we loved. A look back on the year that was. . . .
Number One: Baltimore Bids Farewell To Its Forever Mayor
Who would have expected greatness from a small-time real-estate lawyer who lived most of his adult life with his elderly mother in a humble row house? Despite all that, William Donald Schaefer, who died April 18 at 89, rose from freshman city councilman to a political ringmaster for nearly 30 years, first as City Council president, then as...