| Nov 10, 2011
The roadside produce stand was fully stocked with fall-season goodies, and although there were plenty of items to chose from, I was preoccupied with purchasing gourds to use as centerpiece components. While I was looking over the gourds, though, a curious...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Pampering takes the form of a “Quick pick-me-up,” “Mom’s morning out” or even “Queen for a day” at the new Nail & Hair Care Spa at Shipley’s Grant, in Ellicott City.
The spacious 3,300-square-foot spa...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Archaeologists in Southern Maryland say they have solved a mystery that has baffled historians since at least the 1930s. They say they have found Zekiah Fort.
The fort was established in 1680 by Gov. Charles Calvert, the third Lord Baltimore, for the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:30 AM
We are in a financial crisis. As I read various papers and listen to the debates on television, it appears that there are two possible ways to approach the situation. One, as espoused by President Barack Obama and other liberals ("Let them eat tax cuts,"...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 1:14 PM
After a couple of weeks in Spain, a driver returning to Maryland's roads experiences a severe case of culture shock.
There's no place like home — to scare your pants off.
Five times in the first three days back from work after an idyllic...
| Nov 20, 2011
After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines.
Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
| Nov 19, 2011
Move over, Louvre. Show some respect, Basel's Bibliothek.
A new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes the case that two iconic Baltimore buildings can take their place in the first rank of the world's architectural gems. And that's not just the...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It's been a rough month for Canada. America's biggest trading partner and overall non-jerk country just wants to sell some oil to its friends. Canada is sitting on a black-gold mine, but its oil sales are unable to keep pace with production -- a problem...
| Dec 18, 2011
Chandeliers were the first thing Joe Niermann designed. And it was five years before he sold one. Now the bejeweled iron and crystal silhouettes are his signature.
"I don't really care for the crystals, one way or the other," said Niermann, though...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Kirk-Habicht Co. in Essex doesn't do much business in Europe, but problems on the continent are buffeting the manufacturer all the same.
Its employees rely on a heavy wire to make springs tough enough for trucks, and the only plant they know of that...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Seventy years ago today, at shortly before 8 in the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II.
But two days before the attack,...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news from the European Institute for Particle Physics is that Albert Einstein may have been wrong ("Faster than light", Sept. 23). The speed of light may not be insurmountable, and everything we think we know about the universe may be wrong.