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  • Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]

    Cable merger is bigger than cable [Commentary]
    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...
  • 'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Watchers on the Wall'

    'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Watchers on the Wall'
    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...
  • Bean & Burgundy Bread Unique in Ellicott City

    Bean & Burgundy Bread Unique in Ellicott City
    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...
  • Peter Schmuck: J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters aren't going anywhere

    Peter Schmuck: J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters aren't going anywhere
    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...
  • Video Americain to close next year

    Video Americain to close next year
    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...
  • Commentary: Bridging the tech gap – and the Susquehanna

    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...
  • Wegmans vs. the liquor lobby

    Wegmans vs. the liquor lobby
    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,...
  • DNA ruling jeopardizes Maryland rape convictions

    DNA ruling jeopardizes Maryland rape convictions
    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...
  • Blockbuster to pay $2 million to settle discrimination suit

    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. The...
  • Fate of same-sex marriage bill rests with handful of delegates

    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...
  • Mamma's Cucina hoping Giant will help draw a bigger lunch crowd

    Mamma's Cucina hoping Giant will help draw a bigger lunch crowd
    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...
  • Some in South Carroll believe fate of Kmart could influence Carrolltown redevelopment

    Some in South Carroll believe fate of Kmart could influence Carrolltown redevelopment
    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...