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The Year That Made Hitler 1924

In the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign from hell, the name of Adolf Hitler has been repeatedly invoked. Hysterical comparisons have been made between the German dictator  and the billionaire real estate magnate, Donald Trump, one of the Republican candidates for […]

The Year That Made Hitler 1924

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In the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign from hell, the name of Adolf Hitler has been repeatedly invoked. Hysterical comparisons have been made between the German dictator  and the billionaire real estate magnate, Donald Trump, one of the Republican candidates for […]

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Jackie Collins has passed on

The novelist known for her steamy stories of, gangsters, Hollywood and celebrity sin, has died today of breast cancer. Jackie Collins had her first novel, The World is Full of

Jason Tinney’s ‘Ripple Meets the Deep’ launches at Mick O’Shea’s October 18

Jason Tinney's words will transport you.  His new story collection, Ripple Meets the Deep, has such power and raw beauty; it is hard to forget his images. I fall to

The Cult of Aleister Crowley Lives On

“It was sex that rotted him. It was sex, sex, sex, sex, sex all the way with Crowley. He was a sex maniac!”- Vittoria Cremers John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Iggy

Gerry Sandusky scores winning touchdown with ‘Forgotten Sundays’

Gerry Sandusky’s book, “Forgotten Sundays: A Son’s Story of Life, Loss, and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL,” is one darn good read. Baltimoreans know Gerry primarily from

No-Accounts: Compassion and courage lift up two men in compelling AIDS novel

Singer Amy Grant once observed that, in her experience, “...people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion”. As a US intelligence officer, author Tom Glenn

Olesker takes a heartfelt, but hard look at Baltimore in the ‘fabulous fifties’

Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age. (The Johns Hopkins University Press) Mention the 1950s and most people think about souped-up Chevys, Doo Wop music or the

Police Training and the Mercenarization of US Warfare in the war on terror

University of Tulsa History professor Jeremy Kuzmarov earlier this year gave a presentation titled, "Police Training and the Mercenarization of US Warfare in the War on Terror," which was based on his

Edgar Allan Poe Book Review: A Life Cut Short

Edgar Allan Poe is back in the news. One of his homes, now a museum at 203 Amity Street in West Baltimore, will reopen temporarily today. The non-profits operating

Sports Books: The Austerity Olympics

(British runner Stan Cox competing in the 1948 Olympics.) As the Washington-Baltimore region makes another run at staging an Olympiad after a failed 2012 bid, costs in the $4 - $6

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