| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:49 PM
This year, the packed-house madness that is Black Friday had petered out well before dawn.
With many stores opening at midnight Thursday and some starting sales hours earlier, thousands of Baltimore-area shoppers arrived — and left — in...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:03 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• He was for it, before he was against it:...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Rebecca Burris of Owings Mills said she has "recently fallen in love with Starbucks' Very Berry Coffee Cake," and she was looking for a similar recipe so that she could make the cake at home.
Unfortunately, Starbucks does not share its recipes, but I...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Gus G. Sentementes has a story in today's paper about the introduction of new bill-payment methods in restaurants. With Near Field Technology (NFC), "mobile phones would come equipped with a new chip, which would allow consumers to simply wave their......
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl.
Some things never change.
The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 7:25 AM
What do you call someone who charges you $20 for a service then hands you $1 and expects you to see him as a benefactor? A clever marketer? A con man?
In Anne Arundel County, that's what you call the County Council. Only the game they are playing in Anne...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Six Mile Coffee was a hub of activity at 7 p.m. on June 30 as customers formed lines at the counter or filled chairs – their eyes intent on computer screens or each other.
The front door maintained a steady rhythm of musicians going in and out as...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Just a half-mile up the road from where a massive slots casino and entertainment complex is under construction on the grounds of Arundel Mills mall, another developer is putting money on this rapidly developing area of Anne Arundel County, constructing...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Your office cubicle may be feeling more cramped than ever.
Chances are, it is.
Worker cubicles and workstations — and even executive offices — are shrinking, new research shows. Blame the smaller quarters on changes in work culture and the...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 9:00 AM
If you haven't ventured inside BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport since last Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to hear the bathrooms are in the same place. So are the runways. That is to say, not a lot has changed physically.
But the airport has had a banner year...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 11:18 AM
The Red Parrot Asian Bistro in Hanover — the community in Anne Arundel County, not Pennsylvania — has good food in a bland setting.
It is a restaurant that specializes in Southeast Asian fare. The setting, a glassy corner building in a mall...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:05 AM
Having been a fashion model back in the day, my ever-stylish mom gave me a subscription to Vogue, the magazine she calls "the bible of the fashion world."
Her gift is probably a subtle hint to dress up a little so we won't have to ask for a booth in...