Today in Rome, Pope Francis presided over a mass to canonize Mother Teresa. Meanwhile, Indian nuns from the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity watched the mass via live telecast, while others flocked to her tomb in the Indian city of Kolkata to celebrate her proclamation as a saint.
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Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature in hurricane season. With Hurricane Hermine slated to hit Ocean City this Labor Day weekend, we’re remembering some bad storms to hit Maryland over the decades, from Able to Irene.
Patrick Dougherty constructs a sculptural installation “The Wild Rumpus,” from branches and sticks on the grounds of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass.
Roller derbies have been making a comeback in the U.S. and worldwide since the early 2000s. But few realize that the sport dates back to the 1930s, and that early iterations were a bit like WWE — as much about theatrics as they were about skating.
The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge crosses a valley in Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan Province.
What’s a 19th-century blacksmith shop doing in the middle of Baltimore? That’s the question on the mind of many visitors who wander into G. Krug & Son, a blacksmith shop on Saratoga Street near Lexington Market. The owner once boasted that there can hardly be a building in Baltimore that doesn’t contain something from his shop, even if it was only a nail.
At one point too depressed to leave the house, former Baltimore letter carrier Anthony Lupacchino found an outlet in film photography. Now, with a self-published book called Postal — yes, as in “going postal” — he shares images of the city streets he saw in rain or sleet or hail or snow.