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Afghan Leader, Baltimore Restaurateur

Qayum Karzai Seeks the Best in His Native Land and Adopted Home By Scott Calvert (The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2014) [Former Baltimore Sun reporter Scott Calvert is now Mid-Atlantic reporter for the WSJ.] BALTIMORE—After ending his presidential campaign … Continue reading

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H. L. Mencken: “The human race is incurably idiotic”

H.L.MENCKEN 1524 HOLLINS ST. BALTIMORE December 2nd 1927 Dear Charles:- A few notes: 1. I bought some brown shoes six or eight years ago, and have worn them off and on ever since. I have also taken to brown oxfords. … Continue reading

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A Pearl Inside?

“A small boy peeps into a papier-mache clam for a look at what turns out to be Cindy Whitelock, who gives Governor Agnew a sample at Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clam Festival, Annapolis, Maryland, 1967.” Found on

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Mobtown Muck

By Brennen Jensen (Baltimore City Paper, 11/8/2000) “Aristocratic, historic Baltimore is the slumming-ground for thousands of escaping Washingtonians.” Such a statement could have been written yesterday, given the number of D.C.-area residents who regularly hammer up Interstate 95 for a … Continue reading

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