September 28, 2010
As long as I've been writing restaurant criticism, first as a freelancer for the City Paper and later for The Baltimore Sun, people have always been curious about my qualifications. Some of them were actually nice about it. Now that I'm The Sun's restaurant critic, I expect those questions to continue, and I know, too, that there are assumptions about the background of a restaurant critic. In my case, those assumptions are seldom correct. First, I was not the kind of kid who spent numberless days in my mother's kitchen, learning how to worry a sauce, roll out dough, or discern baking apples from snacking apples.
September 22, 2010
Richard Gorelick, a freelance writer known for his witty and insightful prose style, has been named The Baltimore Sun's new restaurant critic. When Gorelick joins the paper Monday, his duties will include reviewing the area's impressive array of restaurants and operating the Sun's successful food blog. Dining at Large was started by former restaurant critic Elizabeth Large, who retired in February after 37 years on the beat. "Richard will do a great job," Large said. "His reviews are very knowledgeable and fun to read.
August 30, 2008
I think the new Baltimore Sun is very nice, very informative, very colorful. It will take me a while to get accustomed to where my favorite sections and features are. But the search is worthwhile. Keep up the great service. Marge Griffith, Pasadena I am deeply disheartened by the new format of the once-venerable Baltimore Sun. As a former newspaper reporter and long-time professor of journalism, I have lived through many of the changes major newspapers suffer: pressure to close foreign bureaus, pressure to shorten stories and pressure to mimic television by elevating celebrity news (and newscasters)
June 15, 2007
Unionized employees in The Sun's newsroom, advertising and other departments overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract last night, averting the possibility of a strike at a time the paper is coping with declining revenue and increased competition. Representatives from management and the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild struck a tentative agreement early yesterday on a contract covering about 480 employees. The deal was contingent on union members ratifying it last night. They did so on a voice vote.
April 25, 2006
Newly hired Sun columnist Wendi C. Thomas, whose first piece in the paper was to have run today, decided over the weekend to return to her former employer, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn. Thomas, 34, said her decision was motivated entirely by homesickness for Memphis, where she spent much of her childhood. "This doesn't have anything to do with The Sun, or the staff there, or my editors," Thomas said. "The Sun is a very high-caliber paper. I've never worked at a paper like this.
September 18, 2005
DEAR READERS, Welcome to a new day in The Sun. After nearly a year of work and a lot of listening to our readers, we're unveiling the first redesign of The Sun in a decade. As you can see, the new Sun has bigger, bolder type that's easier to read. And the new Sun is brighter, with more color to enliven your reading and make it easier to find your favorite parts of the newspaper. Bigger type and more color are only two of the changes in your new Sun. We've added a new weekly section on Wednesday called Varsity, which significantly expands our coverage of local high school sports.