In the autumn of his years, John Barth confronts his mortality, reinvents himself yet again, and infiltrates the Axis of Evil.
John Barth still gets a charge out of being mentioned in a pull quote. Even after decades of circulating in the upper echelons of literary fiction, that sort of acknowledgment hasn't lost its...
Hopkins professor Jessica Anya Blau publishes her first novel and clears the air about her alter ego.
Jessica Anya Blau didn't know what to think when, five years ago, about 35 students signed up for a fiction-writing course that she taught—and still teaches—at Johns Hopkins University, a class that...
East Baltimore and Eastern philosophy transformed Afaa Michael Weaver into the poet he is.
This house opens its eyes/reaches to me with hands held/together in silent prayer/begging me to take every lesson/and go on with life peacefully—"An Improbable Mecca"
The poet Afaa Michael Weaver...
Growing up in black and white.
Ace of Spades, David Matthews's engrossing new memoir about growing up in Baltimore, provides a unique look into the city's white and black societies—because Matthews is the son of Ralph Matthews...
Part of our "100 Years: The Twelve Events That Shaped Baltimore" series
1986 was a big year for news: The Challenger space shuttle disaster, the Chernobyl accident, the return of Halley's Comet, the U.S. bombing of Libya. But for the major Baltimore institutions...