| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Here's Bucky on last night's Amazing Race premiere! Take it away, Bucky, and thanks again!Welcome to the 17th season of the Emmy award-winning (but not this year, for some inexplicable reason) competitive reality show, “The Amazing Race.” I am...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:38 AM
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved.
Mr. Schaefer was 89....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The words "beer food" bring to mind items like pretzels, peanuts and pizza. But at Red Brick Station in White Marsh the term means mussels steamed in ale, fish dipped in a beery batter and meat marinated in stout. Here, the beer is often in the food....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 6:04 PM
I stepped into his City Hall office to ask William Donald Schaefer, the mayor of Baltimore, a question. He was watering his African violets and did not appear to be soothed by that labor of love. In fact, he was upset about the reason for my visit —...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 7:00 AM
In the hand-wringing commentary that has characterized the recent rioting in London and other English cities, I have heard only one news pundit suggest a direct parallel between the "uprisings" in Britain and the popular demonstrations in Egypt, Tunisia...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Edith S. Willard, former owner of ETC. Shop in downtown Annapolis, died July 30 of leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Hereford resident was 86.
Edith Stockton Mays was born in Baltimore and raised on her family's farm in Hereford. She...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:17 PM
The ideal summer vacation for Jen Grottenthaler typically involves a beach and "drinks with little umbrellas in them." Certainly more adventurous than her former college roommate, Sherry Insley has loved being around the water since the days she used to...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:05 AM
British Fashion designer Alexander McQueen did it and so did billionaire hotel operator Leona Helmsley, but legal experts warn that there can bepitfalls to bequeathing money to a pampered pet.
Between 12 and 27 percent of pet owners provide provisions...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we?
Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 6:15 AM
I have noticed a strange difference in how the media (including the FOX propaganda channel) cover similar events — and no, I'm not talking about the budget nonsense or any other Washington stupidity.
I mean the way you refer to the young people...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Even the stereotypically cold, damp weather of Britain can sound divine next to Maryland's blistering summer temperatures. But as the following three dark British tales make clear, the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the pond.