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  • The many faces of Otakon in Baltimore

    The many faces of Otakon in Baltimore
    Otakon is many things, all of them having to do with Japanese and East Asian popular culture. But most of all -- at least to outsiders -- it’s all about the costumes. Check out the area around the convention center Friday morning, before the fan...
  • 2014 Cal Ripken World Series begins Friday in Aberdeen

    2014 Cal Ripken World Series begins Friday in Aberdeen
    Starting Friday, the 15th Cal Ripken World Series will take place at the Ripken Experience powered by Under Armour complex in Aberdeen. The CRWS, "Where the world comes to play, the Ripken Way," is the culminating tournament of the Babe Ruth League's...
  • Crab cracking, foot stomping time has arrived in Havre de Grace [neighborhood column]

    It's seafood time, dear readers! Enjoy the 33rd Havre de Grace Seafood Festival in Tydings Park, today through Sunday, (Aug. 8-10) Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sample seafood delicacies from near and far,...
  • It's August and time for another Cal Ripken World Series [Column]

    It's August and time for another Cal Ripken World Series [Column]
    I know I shouldn't ask, but has the calendar really turned over to August? I know the answer as I turned a page on the calendar in our office on Monday. If for no other reason, I know it's August because in a matter of a few days, another Cal Ripken...
  • Farming the 'king of the ocean'

    Farming the 'king of the ocean'
    The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
  • TenTen Ramen introduces the ramen craze to Baltimore

    TenTen Ramen introduces the ramen craze to Baltimore
    Ramen is a national icon in Japan, and now the noodle soup is turning into a food craze in the United States. When ramen shops started popping up in New York City about five years ago, most of them were the kind of hole-in-the-wall places that make diners...
  • Milos Raonic beats Vasek Pospisil easily in men's final at Citi Open

    Milos Raonic won the first all-Canadian tournament final in Association of Tennis Professionals history, easily beating Vasek Pospisil, 6-1, 6-4, at Washington's Citi Open on Sunday for the men's singles title. It was Raonic's sixth title win; Pospisil...
  • Spain clinches victory in LPGA's inaugural International Crown

    Spain clinches victory in LPGA's inaugural International Crown
    Spain might have seen its reign as an international soccer power come crashing down in the first two weeks of the World Cup last month in Brazil, but its potential as a major factor in women’s golf was in sharp focus the past few days at the LPGA&...
  • My friends, the bugs in the garden [Commentary]

    My friends, the bugs in the garden [Commentary]
    I was prepping the garden for my daughter's engagement party when it hit me. (We really like the guy, thanks for asking.) I was inviting these strangers into the garden, but I was about to kick all the residents out. The bugs, I mean. I was all...
  • Here's how it's done-4

    A century ago, Europe went smash. In a combination of imperial vainglory (senile vainglory in the case of the doddering Habsburg regime), interlocking treaties, and inflexible military timetables, the nations willingly went to war, a war that turned out...
  • KENTA signs with WWE; who else will follow?

    KENTA signs with WWE; who else will follow?
    If you are signed up for the WWE text alerts, you may have been woken up at 7 a.m. Saturday by a text announcing that Japanese wrestling star KENTA had signed with the WWE. For those who are unfamiliar with KENTA (Kenta Kobayashi, not to be confused...
  • Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]

    Louis Zamperini was more than a hero [Commentary]
    Just two pages into the book "Unbroken," its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a...