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After a two-year detour to New York City, the ceremony to announce the winner of the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, will be held in Baltimore this year. The decision marks the second time in three years...
Schools and government offices aren't the only things closing down in anticipation of today's snowstorm. Here is a partial list, continually being updated, of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day. The American Visionary Art...
The Baltimore SunDid you ever think about the complex economic and financial structures lying behind your restaurant meal? Me neither. But that's no reason not to start thinking about them. Two authors are stopping in Baltimore this week to shed some light on the...
Tags: Food Industry, Charles Street
For such a long time, arsenic was the perfect poison. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless, so it's difficult to detect when slipped into a food or beverage. Its effects are gradual and cumulative — deflecting suspicion from the killer. The...
Tags: Murder, Abusive Behavior, Malaria, James Marsh, Syphilis
The Baltimore SunThere was a flutter on Facebook yesterday over an article about Baltimore. A newspaper of some repute had engaged a writer with low esteem for the city to venture here and write about his discoveries. He followed a familiar pattern: Writer from the...
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center. After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a...
As a child in the mid-1950s, I asked my mother why we didn't live in a modern house built of new, salmon-toned brick like my schoolmates. We lived in a traditional city neighborhood, in a three-story 1915 rowhouse. We had only a small backyard that lacked...
To mark the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is offering a look at a bit of history today. The Pratt will have a presidential appointment signed by Lincoln on display in the main hall of the Central Library...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Abraham Lincoln, Libraries
The Enoch Pratt Free Library's only document signed by Abraham Lincoln will be on display Tuesday for one day only, in honor of the Great Emancipator's 204th birthday. The document — the appointment of Walter Graham of New Jersey as the American...
The Baltimore SunOn Twitter, you have to expect the crude, the occasional swear word, the offensive line. Just usually not from the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Pratt let loose an eye-brow raising Tweet Tuesday afternoon, giving a big thumbs up to a rap called "B*...
New York Times best-selling author George Saunders will headline the 10th annual CityLit Festival this Spring. Saunders, the recipient of a MacArthur Award Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius" grant, has written four short story collections. The...
The Baltimore SunBaltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library wants in on the Super Bowl betting action -- with a book-lover's slant. It has offered this challenge: If the Ravens win Sunday, San Francisco Public Library City Librarian Luis Herrera will have to recite Edgar...
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