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  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • M3 Festival rocks on at Merriweather

    M3 Festival rocks on at Merriweather
    There are many ways to describe Merriweather Post Pavilion's M3 Rock Festival — passionate, sweaty, loud, over-the-top, sartorially questionable. Sometimes, it's even romantic. Just ask the Australian couple that got engaged while in attendance...
  • Sol Kramer, wholesale hobby business owner

    Sol Kramer, wholesale hobby business owner
    Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was...
  • Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, Hopkins professor

    Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, Hopkins professor
    Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....
  • Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'

    Firaxis' latest 'labor of love'
    For more than four years, a team of 40 or so people in Sparks secretly worked for this Tuesday. In perhaps the biggest day in Firaxis Games' history, the design studio releases "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," a richly detailed and immersive video game that...
  • Table Talk: New Four Seasons restaurant jumps on the 'izakaya' craze

    Table Talk: New Four Seasons restaurant jumps on the 'izakaya' craze
    PABU, the second restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, is scheduled to open this week. The dinner-only restaurant is the first collaboration between Michael Mina, whose San Francisco-based restaurant group also developed the concept for Wit &...
  • PABU opens Tuesday in Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel

    PABU opens Tuesday in Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel
    PABU, the second restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, is set to open Tuesday night. See reactions and photos from pre-opening dinners. The dinner only restaurant is a first collaboration between Michael Mina, whose San Francisco-based...
  • Howard County college notes

      University of Evansville archaeology major Nathan Biondi, of Ellicott City, will travel to Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition, an archaeological project co-sponsored by the university. Beverly Frimpong, daughter of Charity Marfo...
  • Raw Recap: John Laurinaitis rewrites wrestling history to build feud with John Cena

    Raw Recap: John Laurinaitis rewrites wrestling history to build feud with John Cena
    WWE has a long track record of revising its own history. Former enemies all of a sudden are best friends, a certain former world champion has been erased completely from history, and the list continues. But Monday night on Raw, general manager John...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season 9 premiere

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season 9 premiere
    "So You Think You Can Dance" is back for its 9th season and I already know there's some format changes (1 night a week, instead of 2) and two winners, a male and a female dancer. Let's see what else they tell us about on tonight's premiere. We start...
  • Brewing trouble in Asian waters

    Brewing trouble in Asian waters
    Although Americans wish to focus on the anemic economy and upcoming election, the wider world may intervene. Competing claims over sovereignty in the waters around China — the East China Sea and the South China Sea — threaten to transform from...
  • IndyCar driver Sato takes chance, goes for it

    IndyCar driver Sato takes chance, goes for it
    Takuma Sato nearly won the Indianapolis 500 in May, but a bold move for the lead relegated the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver to 17th as he spun while trying to pass eventual winner Dario Franchitti on the final lap. His car owner Bobby Rahal...