| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Everyone hopes for their moment of fame, but for Capt. Norm Bartlett, a Chesapeake Bay fishing guide, celebrity has been an out-of-body experience.
Bartlett's likeness appears in the 2012 collection of Topps trading cards, one of 33 non-baseball...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:27 AM
As far as summer jobs go, one could certainly do worse than playing "Diablo 3."
One Reddit poster, "WishboneTheDog," sparked interest and debate about the hit game's "Real Money Auction House (RMAH)" feature with a post detailing how he or she has made...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Tom Kiefaber, former owner of the Senator Theatre, was released from jail Tuesday and gave his own account of events leading to his arrest Monday at the cinema, denying that he has trespassed and harassed the current owners.
Kiefaber had been charged...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:03 PM
A website that helps people rent their tools to make money and another that offers a low-cost way for diagnosing causes of fevers were the top two winners of the TowsonGlobal business plan competition yesterday, the university announced.
The first place...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Even if the rumors about the next-generation consoles not supporting used games are false, we appear to be entering a problematic stage in physical videogame media. The growing ease of digital distribution as well as mandatory online passes and DRM have...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two classics have been elected to the National Toy Hall of Fame, just in time for your post-Thanksgiving shopping.
And while you might be able to find dominoes tiles tomorrow, you'd be hard-pressed to find action figures from "Star Wars" anywhere but on...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Federal agents in Baltimore seized 36 commercial websites on Monday as part of an international operation to stop fraudulent online sales this holiday season, alleging that the sites have been selling counterfeit goods — including athletic gear...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Next Saturday, the Baker family home will be full of light.
On the first night of Hanukkah, the Bakers — Liz, Steve, and 7-year-old Matthew — will celebrate by lighting several menorahs in their home and in the Hampden studio where Steve...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Soon after hearing that Hostess Brands Inc. was shutting down for good, Lisa Renee Clark wasted no time dashing out to the Wonder Hostess Bakery Thriftshop in Glen Burnie.
But by midday Friday, she was almost too late. The Twinkies had sold out. Supplies...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Chelsea Haig huddled under a pink blanket outside Toys 'R' Us in Towson, sipping a cup of coffee in the dark as she chatted up other bargain hunters lined up in camp chairs.
"I went to my grandmother's and skipped out on everyone," the White Marsh...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:05 AM
Michael Scheyer lost his wife five years ago, then lost work as demand for electricians withered with the economy. Things have been so tight that he recently went through some old boxes in a back room at his North Carolina home to see if there might be...