| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
New restaurants opened at snail's pace over the first 10 months of 2011. All of a sudden, they're arriving at jack-rabbit speed.
In a span of 19 days, three new restaurants will have opened, all within a nine-block radius. And another restaurant will re-...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Up to 40 million Chinese people still live in caves. That's more than the populations of Texas and Illinois, combined. In fairness, a fraction of these caves are apparently pretty nice, complete with electricity and well-compacted dirt floors. But that'...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:26 PM
I've long been a believer in the concept of cause and effect as it relates to shaping our lives. I first learned about it in an eighth grade U.S. history class and it's influenced my thinking, learning and writing since — probably the way I live...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Arbutus, for all of its charms and assets, is not generally credited with being a culinary capital. The dining choices in family-oriented community on the southwest tip Baltimore County tend toward the tried and true.
A veteran caterer is hoping to...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 7:55 AM
This just in. Pazo has added capacity for Thursday night's Stillwater Artisanal Ales beer dinner.
Brewmaster Brian Strumke (pictured) is the special guest at a $79 per person, four-course dinner at Pazo. Strumke's travels and Stillwater have been the...
| Sep 17, 2011
Cindy Ouellette, Centennial High school parent and Boosters Club Gala Dinner chairwoman, informed me that she is seeking interested parents and community members to help plan and implement this year's adults-only fundraiser scheduled for March 2012....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:13 AM
The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:02 AM
Has Ryan Adams finally made something as good as "Heartbreaker"? That's what the early reviews are saying about "Ashes & Fire," his new album.
He'll be playing material from the album on his Fall tour, which he announced Monday, the same day NPR started...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Some radio changes over the weekend...
Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month.
For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:22 PM
In Paris, the pop-up party materialized on the cobblestones in front of Notre Dame cathedral. In Chicago, it was held under the watchful eye of the Picasso sculpture on Daley Plaza.
And on Tuesday night, when this trendy movable feast arrived in...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Brian Phillips is the head of communications for the NYC General Assembly, the group primarily responsible for occupying Wall Street. I learned about him while listening to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." According to NPR, Phillips is "an ex-...