Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

“American Horror Story”: Welcome to the Freak Show, hon!

The Curious case of Kathy Bates’ Baltimore-ish accent By Jordan Bartel (The Baltimore Sun, Oct. 15, 2014) Her beard may be the least interesting aspect of Kathy Bates’ character on “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Can we discuss Ethel Darling’s … Continue reading

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H. L. Mencken rips Gum-shoe Steiner & sour old maids at Pratt Library

The following excerpt was published in yesterday’s Baltimore Sun (“Sage Words” by Mary Carole McCauley, September 21, 2014). It’s taken from H.L. Mencken, “The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition,” edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (Copyright 2014 by The Library of America, … Continue reading

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“Route 66″ gets its kicks in Baltimore, Maryland

And Buz Murdock does geneology research at Pratt Library! “The Mud Nest” Route 66: Season 2, Episode 7 November 10, 1961 An encounter with a rural Maryland family bearing a striking resemblance to him leads Buz (George Maharis) to Baltimore … Continue reading

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