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Officials Question Validity Of Book On Baltimore’s Drug War

University of Maryland professor says lessons should be learned from Pill City.

Arts & Culture

Jen Michalski Talks About New Novel

The longtime writer discusses her new novel, The Summer She Was Under Water.

On The Town

Mahaffey's Manager Writes Children's Book About Beer

Hophead Harry explains the process and science behind brewing beer.

Arts & Culture

​Q&A With Wil Haygood

The D.C. author talks about his latest book on Thurgood Marshall.

Arts & Culture

​Q&A with Marc Ferris

The author of Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America’s National Anthem talks about the anthem’s legacy and future.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: August 2014

The Girl Who Came Back & The White Rail

Arts & Culture

Q&A with John Waters

Thumbs Up

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: Forgotten Sundays and Plug Ugly Ball: A Mobtown Tale of Bullies & Baseball

Forgotten Sundays by Gerry Sandusky and Plug Ugly Ball: A Mobtown Tale of Bullies & Baseball by John Thomas Everett

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: Brooks and Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining

Brooks by Doug Wilson and Gilbert Byron: A Life Worth Examining by Jacques T. Baker Jr.

Arts District

Baltimore Book Festival Moves to Inner Harbor

This year's event relocated due to construction in Mt. Vernon.

Arts & Culture

Reviews of Wondrous Beauty, Medusa’s Daughter and His Wife Leaves Him

Wondrous Beauty by Carol Berkin, Medusa’s Daughter by Jonathon Scott Fuqua/Steven Parke and His Wife Leaves Him by Stephen Dixon

Arts & Culture

Q&A with author Carol Berkin

Hometown Pride? Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte was incredibly dismissive of her hometown. Did she ever say anything positive about the city?

Arts & Culture

Reviews of Tales from the Holy Land, Unruly Catholic Women Writers and Gentlemen of the Harbor

Tales from the Holy Land by Rafael Alvarez, Unruly Catholic Women Writers Edited by Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke & Ana Kothe and Gentlemen of the Harbor by Captain Bill Eggert

Arts & Culture

Interview with author Rafael Alvarez

What makes Baltimore so appealing as a setting for fiction?

Arts & Culture

Reviews of Someone by Alice McDermott and James McHenry Forgotten Federalist by Karen E. Robins

Someone by Alice McDermott and James McHenry Forgotten Federalist by Karen E. Robins

Arts & Culture

Q & A: Elaine Eff

Our interview with Elaine Eff, author of 'The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed'

News & Community

Setting Precedent

Long before writing Young Thurgood, Larry Gibson broke down Baltimore’s political barriers.

Arts & Culture

Book/Smart

125 years after the Enoch Pratt Free Library opened, the egalitarian mission of its founder remains.

Arts & Culture

There’s Something About Mary Claire

Towson author is the unassuming bestseller next door.

Food & Drink

Let Them Eat Cake

Bakery owner Warren Brown whips up a new cookbook.

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