| Feb 1, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Believe it not, some people just don't like football. They don't tailgate or paint their faces or pore over statistics or even know who New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is. (Joe Flacco of the Ravens, maybe.)
Cindy Leahy is one of those people....
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
It's the day of Lady Sybil's funeral (which we don't actually get to see) and Lord Grantham is, understandably, in a foul mood. So he takes it out. On basically the whole house.
Yes, he's greiving. But he's also acting like a stubborn mule. Let's...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 4:20 PM
What better time than a Crawley dinner with the Archbishop of York for Branson to get all revolutionary and escape to Downton?
Loved the transition here. Robert is talking to the archbishop about Catholics and admits that he's anti-Catholic. "There...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Starting this Wednesday, Charleston will offer a supper-for-two menu in the bar. Think of it as a way to soak up some of Charleston's atmosphere, and Cindy Wolf's cooking, without committing to the full tasting menu experience.
The menu, which will...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:02 AM
With the season finale of "Downton Abbey" approaching on Sunday, I couldn't resist devoting one more Midweek Madness entry to the show -- the perfect addition to your paper doll collection.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:08 AM
OK, I admit it. While the rest of the civilized world was glued to the Super Bowl, the TV in our house was emanating the glow of period drama -- the irresistible "Downton Abbey" on PBS. (I still think the Most Valuable Player Sunday night was Mrs. Hughes,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Not very long ago, in a reception hall not very far away, brides had to wear white, serve tiered cake for dessert and give their guests matchbooks as favors.
Thank heavens that's all behind us. The wedding season is not that far off — bridal expos...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Howard County really is nothing at all like my home back in the U.K., all things considered.
My family and I are what’s known as “expats,” and we’re fairly British in our politics, behaviors and spelling, but that doesn’t...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:34 PM
It seems as though every bar program in Baltimore touts a classic cocktail menu these days.
The trend isn't surprising if you note the revival of early 20th century across popular culture (read: "Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire," the upcoming "Gatsby"...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 10:18 AM
When Neil Saval and his wife closed on a single-family home in Federal Hill, his first purchase wasn't a piece of contemporary art or a plush sofa — it was a Panasonic 60-inch flat-screen television.
"The day I settled on the house, the installers...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
In reference to Susan Reimer's commentary ("Our special relationship with 'Downton Abbey,'" Jan. 10), my wife and I were also discussing the reasons why we've been so taken with "Downton Abbey."
In our case, it has nothing to do with any preoccupation...