| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:03 AM
In a city starved for luxury flagship retail stores, consignment shops are the closest thing fashionistas have to getting the same haute couture looks worn by the world's rich and famous.
Although the fashions might not always be current, they are...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A year of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner kicked off Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative stamp.
The newest installment of the popular "forever" stamps — so named because they continue to be valid...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:42 AM
Shoppers who think the biggest surprise about Towson's Surprise Shop is that it's been in business for 50 years — which admittedly is a long time for a consignment shop — haven't met the group of volunteers that run this eclectic and...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The new owners of the city's historic Lord Baltimore Hotel will celebrate the completion of a multimillion dollar renovation Thursday.
The private, family-owned Rubell Hotels declined to name the final cost of its floor-by-floor overhaul of the 23-...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Last week, Diana Nyad and Sean Avery got the boot. Please, please let's put Billy Dee out of his misery this week.
The guest judge is Robin Roberts. LOVE HER. It's also "tell your sob story/backstory" night. DON'T LOVE THAT.
Uh oh, Billy Dee Williams...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:01 AM
FRIDAY UPDATE: "The concert is still on! We will see you tonight!" reads the message on Baltimore Arena's website regarding tonight's Kanye West concert. The Yeezus show is on; check back tomorrow for my review.
For the past decade, it...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Anthony Mayes was nearing age 50 when he got the first suit he ever owned, a dark gray Armani, and it seemed life, at last, would be better.
He'd just been released from his latest time behind bars, making it about 22 years of his life total, for an...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Maryland made its stamp on last night's 2013 Emmy Awards in more ways than one. While locally filmed TV shows "VEEP" and "House of Cards" came away with multiple awards, there were also some fashionable winners on the red carpet.
Celebrities with ties...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Baltimore native Peyton List is only 27. But she's already a veteran of almost two decades in show business with a resume that includes Disney movies, guest shots on "Law & Order" and recurring roles on "As the World Turns," and "Mad Men."
And this fall,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Stephanie Torrible's Reisterstown consignment shop specializes in secondhand designer duds. It also specializes in giving women a second chance — even those who never set foot in the Main Street store.
Clothing that doesn't sell and isn't reclaimed...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz urged county employees and residents to turn Purple Friday into Purple and Orange Friday in anticipation of "an incredible weekend of sports."
"This won't be easy," Kamenetz said in an email to county employees. ...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Wedding date: May 18, 2013
George's story: George William Johnston, 62, grew up in upstate New York. He is a senior partner with the Venable law firm. His father, Norman, was a public relations executive and his mother, Mary Jane, was a civic leader...