| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:22 PM
"A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs," Mark Twain wrote in "Following the Equator." Which explains 70 to 80 pounds of cake, made with 100 eggs and all the fondant......
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:08 AM
Alchemy, a stylish new bistro in Hampden, had me at its appetizers.
The fish plate ($11) had just the right amount of applewood smoke, which gave the fillet of trout and the salmon a hint of wood flavor without being overpowering. Smoked fish is not an...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Every morning, around 5 a.m., before the sunlight splashes on the beige bedroom walls of the weathered farmhouse in Upperco, Charlene Miller stirs, yawns — and prays.
Thank you, Lord, for helping me come through the night.
She doesn't get up....
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:24 PM
In Baltimore in recent months, Bill Cosby's name has been associated more with politics than with comedy, or even Jell-O.
In December, he was the marquee attraction at a $4,000-a-plate dinner to benefit Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley.
| Nov 6, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Imogene B. Johnston, long active in Harford County Republican Party politics and a community activist, died Oct. 26 at Senator Bob Hooper Hospice in Forest Hill of complications from a fall.
She was 89.
A daughter of a coal-mine supervisor and a...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 3:27 PM
To those who think U.S. 50 is primarily a road that spans Maryland's bucolic Eastern Shore, Christopher Corbett begs to differ.
Corbett, an award-winning journalist and author, spent countless hours traversing the dusty stretch of Old U.S. 50 that lies...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Ravens cornerback Chris Carr is everywhere, all at once.
He had played in 97 straight games before being injured in this year's season opener, where he was part of a defense that forced a franchise-record seven turnovers in a 35-7 victory over the...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I have no beef with the student Republicans.
Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:58 AM
I've always been selective in the public meetings I've I gone to over the last 20 years, with my criteria being that the topic must hold the promise of drawing a large turnout, along with having the potential for raucous behavior to make it worthwhile for...
| Jan 7, 2011
Our society has pulled off quite the paradoxical feat, being at once tolerant of rampant, base vulgarity and sensitive to the slightest slur. It's much like the Orwellian "doublethink," wherein one can hold two opposing ideas at the same time, believing...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Farm subsidies could finally be on the chopping block.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently acknowledged that corn and ethanol "subsidies need to be phased out" over time. And on a swing through Iowa, Mr. Vilsack suggested that the Obama...