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  • Baltimore episode of "Drunk History" airs tonight, Mother's hosts a viewing party

    Baltimore episode of "Drunk History" airs tonight, Mother's hosts a viewing party
    Back in January, Derek Waters, creator and host of Comedy Central's "Drunk History," was back home (he's originally from Lutherville) to film segments for an episode based on Baltimore, which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. The episode, featuring stories about Edgar Allan Poe's feud with Rufus Griswold (pictured), a foiled plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, and Francis Scott Key's writing of the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' had parts filmed at Mother's Grille — an event that turned the Federal Hill bar into borderline chaos.
  • Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    For a city with a soaring murder rate, endemic poverty, and a horribly mismanaged public school system, Baltimore is a surprisingly great place to raise kids. Really! True, city parents have to work a little harder than their counterparts in, say,...


    Among the joys of watching¬†minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles’ minor-league teams—the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), the Bowie Baysox, and the Aberdeen Ironbirds—play in such close...

    Stories From the Polling Places Around Baltimore

    The day started with an early-morning call from a friend. She had gone to the polls to vote at 7 a.m. near her home in Fairfax, Va., and the line was super long--she waited for more than an hour and a half. She had to get to work on time, though, so she...

    Uncovering Baltimore's Earliest News Stories With The Baltimore Diary LP

    My pal Kara Mae is a pretty awesome and voracious record collector, particularly when it comes to old Appalachian/regional stuff. Recently, she dug out an old Ebay find for the Baltimore or Less blog: the News-American's Baltimore Diary 1773-1973 LPs....