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Mac

Mac peered over his machine. His frantic foreman missed the wiser-than-you’ll-ever-be smile.   Mac was never disrespectful. But nobody messed with Shop Steward Billy McGuire, WWII U.S. Army Veteran.   I caught the big guy’s dry smile myself, radical know-it-all […]

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Mac peered over his machine. His frantic foreman missed the wiser-than-you’ll-ever-be smile.   Mac was never disrespectful. But nobody messed with Shop Steward Billy McGuire, WWII U.S. Army Veteran.   I caught the big guy’s dry smile myself, radical know-it-all […]

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Coalescence

I peel leaf-colored clumps from my shovel. The clay carries memories, art class, wonders of the kiln, the rabbi’s head on a silver dish atop my grandmother’s mahogany table, forever pliable and moist, sculptures adorning the

Dauphin Street in Mobile, AL is the original home of Wintzell's Oyster House.

Wintzell’s Oyster House

Before six seats and a trough of oysters, before J. Oliver slathers the wall in homespun, Charles Peters sells squash here, and canned beans; he sells bed frames & dressers & side

The Widow Bixby: Figuring out the legacy of the Civil War’s most famous mother

Lydia Bixby and Abraham Lincoln Introduction Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. Dear Madam, I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that

We’ll Be Fine

The presidential scholar drips delicate fingers down his chin. With smooth, white, Ivy-infused certitude, he promises. Our institutions are strong. We will be just fine.   Let’s hope, the anchor replies, profusely praising his brilliance, deftly slipping into

Savage Liberty

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to present an excerpt from Eliot Pattison’s book Savage Liberty, set during the American Revolutionary War. Booklist described this fifth entry in Pattison’s Bone Rattler series

Radio host Art Bell often presented show which dealt with alien encounters.

Coast To Coast AM With Art Bell

“The tinge of their taut skin is somewhat grey; their eyes are like dull, dark circles.” Wide awake in my bed (as I was all last night) I picture the terse travelers. In a firm,

Playwright Mark Redfield on ‘Rabid Dreams of the Master Race’

"Rabid Dreams of the Master Race" -- a new play by Baltimore playwright Mark Redfield -- will get its first public reading tonight at 8 PM the Theatre Project. 

The Koran, Edgar Allan Poe and Science

Edgar Allan Poe has a reputation for mockery and secrecy. He loved to challenge his readers with riddles, hoaxes, and cryptography. He was a talented crypto-analyst and he wrote

Revolt

Animals go loony when earthquakes and volcanoes gather their murderous forces. But dogs and owners sleep silently even as teachers in the hamlets of West Virginia summon the courage of miners and rich kids

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