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    Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Maryland had a tea party of its own in 1774, when residents of Chestertown dumped British tea into the Chester River. Celebrate the occasion with a reenactment, colonial parade, street performances, music, and more. May 22-25, Chestertown, chestertownteaparty.org, free.
  • Jan. 26, 2000

    Michael Anft, in the Feature entitled "Councilmania," says the Baltimore City Council gets no respect. Sections devoted to the president and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th districts show why. In Mobtown Beat, Augusta Olsen covers the shuttering...

    Terry Teachout Speaks at Enoch Pratt Main Branch Dec. 9

    Renowned writer and critic Terry Teachout has some fairly serious Maryland ties. Not only did he attend St. John's College, but he wrote 2002's The Skeptic: The Life of H.L. Mencken, an esteemed biography of the Sage of Baltimore. (This is in addition...

    End prohibition: Mencken, marijuana, and me

    Yesterday, the Justice Department finally announced that it would not prosecute individuals in states that have legalized marijuana or sue the states to reverse their laws. During Maryland's last largely successful legislative term, where gay marriage and...

    Baltimore has always been a beer town

    Brewing in Baltimore Maureen O’Prey Arcadia Publishing Baltimore has always been a beer town, but we didn’t realize to what extent until we read Brewing in Baltimore, by Maureen O’Prey. One of the Images of America series—you...