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A San Franciscan’s Superbowl Ode to Baltimore

Worried that the mayors of Baltimore and San Francisco would just offer each other crabs for their Super Bowl bet, I used the Awesome Column to get San...

When Bad Bets Happen to Good Mayors

There are many reasons i should not be mayor of a major city, like my tendency--in even minor tense situations--to overuse the Bat-Signal. But I would be great...

The Wonderful Weirdness of Super Bowl XLVII

A blackout, wild momentum swings, fodder for second guessing: this Super Bowl had it all. How the Baltimore Ravens pulled off the win.

Hot Market for Homes Selling Under $10,000

A market for ultra-cheap homes has emerged in cities around the U.S., and the result is that in many cases it’s much less expensive to buy a house than it would...

MARTIN O'MALLEY / BALTIMORE: Wonk 'n' Roller

Twice since Martin O'Malley was elected mayor six years ago, Baltimore has been hit by blizzards. Each time, he had city workers phone as many as 25,000 elderly...

Cinema: Baltimore Aureole

It's the 1950s--the last time, we nostalgically think, when the American middle-class narrative was coherent, predictable: everyone in his place and a...

Baltimore Bullets

SHOW: HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET TIME: JAN. 31, AFTER THE SUPER BOWL, NBC THE BOTTOM LINE: Hollywood heavyweight Barry Levinson tries a cop show. It's good,...

Cinema: Buxom Belles in Baltimore HAIRSPRAY

O Baltimore, city of Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken, of Johnny Unitas and Brooks Robinson, of aluminum-siding salesmen and rampaging transvestites! How lucky...

The Press: Baltimore Standoff

When Maryland started a $50,000-a-week lottery in late May, Baltimore's two afternoon papers, the Evening Sun and Hearst's News American, stood to benefit by...

Sport: The Baltimore Game

For former Oriole Superstar Frank Robinson, who is now with the California Angels, the return to Baltimore's Memorial Stadium for the first time in two years...

Newspapers: Baltimore Blackout

For the first time in 128 years, Baltimore was without a newspaper. After six weeks of name-calling negotiations, the 728-man Newspaper Guild struck the Sun...

Police: Baltimore Finds the Constitution

The Fourth Amendment admits few exceptions to its stern command that police get judge-signed warrants before searching private homes. When police arrest a...

Baltimore: Welcome to the Casbah!

Among its tourist attractions, Baltimore boasts of succulent crab cakes, miles and miles of red-brick row houses, and the fourth busiest harbor in the nation...

Baseball: Baltimore's Early Birds

The names that baseball teams give themselves are apt to be anything but apt. Consider the Atlanta Braves, who fled from Boston and Milwaukee, and the Detroit...

Strikes: Back to Print in Baltimore

The strike against the Baltimore Sun papers had promised to drag on in definitely; in five weeks, negotiations between management and the American Newspaper...