Category Archives: Decades

Don’t Eat the Turd Tomatoes in Baltimore!

Sewage Overflows Feed a Garden of Troubles By Tom Pelton (WYPR, 9/30/2014) On a road in Baltimore, from a gap in the pavement near a manhole cover, grows a tomato plant. Green roma tomatoes dangle like Christmas tree bulbs strangely out … Continue reading

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True Detective Stories from the Annals of the Maryland Police

28 Articles by Alexander Gifford in the “Baltimore News-Post” and “Baltimore American” from April 13-June 3, 1936 In the spring of 1936, legendary reporter-broadcaster Alexander Gifford selected 28 of the most sensational turn-of-the-century crime stories culled from Baltimore and Maryland … Continue reading

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John Waters on hitchhiking adventures and his long-ago arrest at Johns Hopkins

By Bret McCabe (Johns Hopkins University “Hub,” 9/22/2014) “…In the prologue of the book you write that your parents expected you to hitchhike to school. When my parents wanted me to hitchhike—I went to Calvert Hall—and in private schools and … Continue reading

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