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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 the museum intend to keep in open every weekend in October. […]

Edgar Allan Poe Book Review: A Life Cut Short

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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 the museum intend to keep in open every weekend in October. […]

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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

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography From Grantham to the Falklands

Love of the Jews can be as unexpected and profound a moral mystery as unreasoning hatred of them: Until Margaret Thatcher ran for parliament in Finchley in London in

Gripping Saga of Isaac Rice, a Runaway Slave, is a Hero’s Journey

[“First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story,” by Bob Rogers, 586 pp, Booklocker.com, Incorporated, $24.99] The year is 1863. The month is May. The Civil War, America’s Holocaust, is raging like

Flickering Treasures: Book talk with author and photojournalist Amy Davis

Journalist Amy Davis discussed Tuesday her book-in-progress, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” She presented a slide show of some of vintage photos of the once-grand movie theaters

Elizabeth Hazen’s poem selected for ‘Best American Poetry 2013’

Elizabeth Hazen has received the honor of having one of her poems  selected for a prestigious national publication, “Best American Poetry 2013.” Hazen is an educator who lives in Towson. She

Low Budget Hell: Making Underground Movies with John Waters (Book Review)

"John Waters learned to make movies by watching movies!" - Robert Maier Back in the early 80s, I was penning a political column for Baltimore's weekly City Paper. Its office

Wyclef Jean talks life and music

Haitian-born musician, actor and producer, Wyclef Jean, was in Baltimore on Sept. 19, 2012, promoting his biography, "Purpose: An Immigrant's Story." He gave a talk, performed some hip-hop/rap, conducted

Book talk with Rafael Alvarez

On the evening of Tuesday, September 18, 2012, author Rafael Alvarez talked about, and signed, his latest book, "The Tuerk House." The event was held in the Poe Room

Philip Laubner and Rafael Alvarez capture the Tuerk House

"The first portrait I shot in the Tuerk House series was of 92-year-old ex-nurse Wendy Mater.  British born, vibrant and still an avid yoga practitioner, Wendy didn't try to

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