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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterConsider it the constant reader's equivalent of the Thomas Guide. Just as few could wade through those hundred pages of ice cream-colored maps and emerge functionally L.A. literate, no one will be able to read "Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology"...
Sun StaffJim McKay: My World in My Words, an HBO documentary on the life of the legendary sportscaster, is at its best when it gets personal, very personal - as in his relationship with his wife, Margaret. There's the story about how McKay's hands began shaking...
Tags: Television, Death, CBS Corp., ABC (tv network), HBO (tv network)
As visitors descend on Baltimore during the summer tourism season, staff writer Larry Bingham offers an occasional look at how the city has been portrayed by writers over the years. Today, an excerpt from Baltimore native and newspaperman H. L. Mencken,...
Sun StaffOn a bright, sunny, June morning, the view of Union Square Park from the front parlor of Fran and Debra Rahl's Stricker Street rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore resembles a vintage postcard right out of 1885. Located in the 1500 blocks of Hollins and...
Sun StaffThe story of the Baltimore Fire, which raged for two days beginning Feb. 7, 1904, really has little to do with the fire itself, with the fact that it destroyed 70 city blocks, left 35,000 people without jobs or ruined more than 1,500 buildings. Instead,...
Tags: Suicide, Journalism, Maryland, Arts, Newspaper and Magazine
Sun StaffAs you drive into Jim McKay's driveway off a narrow, winding road near Monkton and look at the horses in fields surrounded by white-painted board fences, you might wonder why he'd ever want to travel the wide world. But over the summer, McKay, at age 78,...
Special To The SunIn the mid-1980s, Michael Lamason moved the Black Cherry Puppet Theater to two abandoned buildings he snatched up for $12,000 across the street from Hollins Market. His traveling performance company brought him into a growing artists' community. It's in a...
Sun StaffCharles Street, a pivotal centerpiece in efforts to revitalize Baltimore's urban core, is looking more and more successful these days. Five newly opened businesses on the street are offering customers everything from sushi to sandalwood and rare books....
Tags: Arthur Miller, Restaurants, Books, Federal Hill, Business
Sun StaffGuilford is simply one of Baltimore's premier neighborhoods. The stately mansions. The beautifully landscaped gardens. And the sun-dappled lots that fairly reek of both old and new money, trust funds, success in business, medicine, law or education,...
Special to the SunSpotThere are many great writers who call Baltimore "home." It's a shame that our local bookstores don't feel this is a big deal. When we asked at each store for Baltimore authors, we were led to the local-interest section where we found tidewater schedules...
Tags: Health, Cal Ripken, Social Issues, John Barth, Family
Sun StaffFifty years ago, as the clock ticked toward 3 p.m., a small band of men waited nervously for the moment when they would make history by airing the first television program in Baltimore. Gathered in a small room at a downtown office tower were Neil H....
Tags: Photography, Television, Politics, Maryland, Chestertown
Sun StaffBob Miller once dreamed of designing great things, but his engineering career went neither quite that way nor quite that far. So it's with self-conscious country-boy shucks, and a little melancholy, that he downplays his role in the construction of the...
Tags: Bethlehem Steel, Maryland, Ocean City, Rooms and Sublets, Family
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