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The Man Who Invented the Jump Shot: Kenny Sailors

Back in the late 40s and early 50s, I would occasionally attend pro basketball games at the Coliseum on Monroe Street in Northwest Baltimore, near Pennsylvania Avenue. Like the baseball/football stadium on 33rd Street, it is now part of our […]

The Man Who Invented the Jump Shot: Kenny Sailors

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Back in the late 40s and early 50s, I would occasionally attend pro basketball games at the Coliseum on Monroe Street in Northwest Baltimore, near Pennsylvania Avenue. Like the baseball/football stadium on 33rd Street, it is now part of our […]

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Not All of David Simon’s Ideas Are Good Ones!

David Simon is back in the news! On Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, he announced his latest TV/HBO production. It’s called “Plot Against America.” A better title would have

John Waters, as a visual artist, featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art 

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), presented on Tuesday “John Waters: Indecent Exposure.” It is the first major retrospective of the visual arts of the iconic filmmaker in his hometown

Britain’s Paul Johnson debunks Karl Marx, the Icon

Back in the 70s, the late author Tom Wolfe put out a hard- hitting, satirical piece entitled, “Radical Chic.” It was a put down of a ritzy party given

Dedication of Amy Sherald’s Mural: Equilibrium

Artist Amy Sherald’s mural, “Equilibrium,” was dedicated Tuesday afternoon inside the Parkway Theatre. Her mural hangs on the wall outside the theatre. Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore spoke at the

Northern Vancouver Island, Bluewater Adventures & the Mighty Orcas

This year after our Mount Hood, Oregon family-related holiday, Ann and I took off for the wilds of Northern Vancouver Island, which included the blue, Inside-Passage waters of the

A lovey evening of poetry readings in Hampden (Hon)

Kathleen O’Toole, Madeleine Mysko, Ann LoLordo, Christine Higgins Saturday evening was, indeed, a delightful time to enjoy some poetry readings. The event was held at the “Art Gallery of Fells Point on the

‘Demon Suicide’ haunts our psyches

“There is but one serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” - Albert Camus I recall stepping into a funeral parlor in my old neighborhood, Locust Point, located within walking

HONfest celebrates its 25th birthday

Before the skies opened up around 3 p.m.,with a showery 1/2 hour downpour, HONfest, in Hampden, was off to a pretty good start, on Saturday. It was mostly a

Anti-war movement film ‘1971’ at Charles Theatre

The anti-war film, “1971,” was shown Monday at the Charles Theatre before a large audience. The compelling documentary, which focused on a break-in by antiwar activists of an FBI

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