Caryn Coyle

The History Of July 4th4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it's also arguably the most important day in our country's history. Learn why.
Father's Day Favorites - Stories Of Dad's Special DayFather's Day is special. But some Father's Days are more special than others. Read about these favorites and add your own.
Spotlight On Street Art: Greek Gorgeous In BaltimoreOn the 500 block of Oldham Street, just south of Eastern Avenue is a mural of Leini, a woman with "…hair, black as an olive, pale skin and an innocent neck."
Baltimore Goes Literary At Ukazoo Ukazoo means "a state of ecstasy or euphoria where you learn to understand the meaning of life or the meaning of yourself," according to Ukazoo Bookstore Manager Edward Whitfill. It is the premier bookstore in Baltimore for readings, book release and author signing events, book club meetings, open mic nights and Scrabble tournaments.
Local Writer Spotlight: Poet Dean Bartoli Smith"Baltimore is an acquired taste like the mustard scraped from a crab's backfin," said poet Dean Bartoli Smith, who won the Maryland Prize for Literature in 2000 and the Washington Writer's Publishing House Poetry Prize in 1999.
Writers Who Call Baltimore Home: Jen MichalskiJen Michalski was chosen one of the best authors in Maryland by in December 2010.
More Baltimore Restaurants With Quirky Names: What Is The Brewer's Art?There are four fireplaces on the main floor of the Brewer's Art at 1106 North Charles Street. There is also a pair of copper tuns behind the window panes of the French doors at the back of the main floor. You can see them as you sit at a table with white linen. The Brewer's Art grounds its own grains on the floor above. Water and yeast are added in the copper tuns behind the dining room and the ale is then piped to the ground floor and stored in 20 gallon kegs.
Last Chance: See Candida Höfer Photos At The BMA"It looks like a painting. But it is reality," said Baltimore Museum of Art visitor Toby Brookes of Columbia, Maryland. She stood in front of German Photographer Candida Höfer 's interior of the Library of the Archiginnasio in Bologna, Italy, adding, "You can't escape the crack in the marble floor even in the beauty of this photo. This is a fabulous portrait of a building that is in use."
Romantic Restaurants To Celebrate Valentine's DayFor Valentine's Day, Baltimore has many wonderful, romantic restaurants to tempt your palate and your sweetheart.
Restaurant Review: Who Is Red Emma?For eight years, Emma Goldman's philosophy has inspired the co-owners of the coffeehouse and bookstore, Red Emma's, on St. Paul Street. An early twentieth century feminist, Goldman believed that, "the free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society."
All Aboard The B&O Railroad Museum’s Holiday Festival Of Trains & ToysThe model train collection bequeathed to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum by former Mayor and Governor William Donald Schaefer will be on display for the first time at the B & O Museum's Holiday Festival of Trains. From Thanksgiving through New Year's, the Festival of Trains is on the museum's 40 acres of history in downtown Baltimore and 60,000 to 70,000 visitors are expected. The B & O Railroad Museum will be decorated for the holidays and visitors can see the model trains, ride the merry-go-round, or travel with Frosty the Snowman on the One Mile Express, a half mile of historic track, the first laid in the U.S.
Great Catering Ideas For The HolidaysThe holidays are a time for families, and three well-known family caterers have long histories helping Baltimore celebrate with delicious dishes.