| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The cable company is one entity everyone likes to hate. Perhaps this knee-jerk animosity is to blame for the rush to condemn Comcast's proposed $44 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Critics complain that combining the nation's two largest cable...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Prestige television has some inherent advantageous over movies: With dozens of hours to tell a story, TV can develop characters with the same depth as novels.
But, now and then, television also can beat movies at their own game: Delivering a...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Walk into Ellicott City’s newest coffee shop and you might be surprised to discover that the modern industrial space with its exposed pipes and flat-screen TVs once held rows of DVDs and packets of Twizzlers.
Located on Route 40, Bean & Burgundy...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:04 PM
I think it was Einstein who said that a hot stove abhors a vacuum. Though I didn’t know that there were such rivalries among household appliances, that should be food for thought as the rumor mill begins to churn this offseason.
There have been...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:00 AM
And then there were none.
Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last, and certainly best, video rental store, is on its way out.
Barring some final-reel reprieve, the filled-to-the-rafters store in Roland Park — where film buffs could find...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:53 AM
From time to time, two competing technologies exist in parallel situations for an extended period prior to one dominating, and supplanting, the other.
Back in the tape age, there was a great debate among tech heads as to whether Beta or VHS was the...
| May 10, 2012
| 6:50 AM
If local pharmacists could write the regulations, Marylanders probably wouldn't ever have been allowed to get their prescriptions filled at chain stores like Walgreens and Rite-Aid. Independent video stores probably would have liked to outlaw Blockbuster,...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 2:54 PM
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the retailer of subjecting female employees to sexual harassment, the agency's Baltimore office said Wednesday.
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:47 PM
About a dozen members of the House of Delegates are believed to be undecided on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland. They are the audience that activists on both sides most want to reach as they prepare to make...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
When Chris Ilardo joined Mamma's Cucina as part owner and manager last fall, he never imagined that Giant would replace Fresh & Green's as anchor of the sleepy Greenspring Tower Shopping Center.
Now, Ilardo and partner Joe Ptak are sitting pretty as...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:55 AM
This story has been updated to reflect that, on Dec. 29, Sears Holdings released a partial list of stores that will be closing.
Eldersburg resident Ellen Dix admits that when she heard the news this week that Sears Holdings Corp. will close 100 to 120...