| Aug 6, 2011
| 5:50 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — This was going to be about fun and games. That's what drives the Outdoor Retailer trade show, the twice-annual event that fills the city's Salt Palace with the gear and goodies that you, dear consumer, will be lusting after next...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 5:09 PM
With flavors like Raspberry Truffle, Cotton Candy and Burgundy Cherry, Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory has never had a problem luring walk-in customers to its perch near City Dock in downtown Annapolis. The 35-year-old shop's location in one of Maryland's...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:53 AM
When the Humane Society of the United States calls, rescue groups listen.
So in April, when Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue was asked to assist in the largest horse impoundment ever in Maryland (and one of the largest in the nation), the Mount Airy-...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you are offered a short-term advance on your paycheck at a triple-digit interest rate, you might think you're being pitched a payday loan — a product that's basically banned in Maryland and other states with rate caps.
But what if that deal came...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 3:05 AM
On the same day that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced his engagement to Karmen Bailey Walker, theft charges were dropped against Walker’s sister, Karen Yvette Bailey.
Well, yeah, probably.
I love a good scandal as much as the next...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:45 AM
You'd think recent indictments in the Bob Ehrlich robocall case would have scared off political dirty tricksters. That doesn't appear to be the case.
Near as I can tell, Sun op-ed columnist Marta Mossburg is not running for mayor. Nor is she changing the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:05 AM
William Donald Schaefer wanted three people — a friend, an aide and a lawyer — to lead the charitable foundation created in his name. Two of the three apparently have other plans.
Years before his death in April, Schaefer designated Gene...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work?
In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The hook is simple: Five, all-male, musically inclined Lady Gaga fans convert the pop queen's four-on-the-floor anthems into glam rock and name it Rad Bromance.
It's a flashy act, but strip away the glitter and lead singer Ryan Shtainhorn's skin-tight...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 7:47 AM
It's an argument always heard in rap-talk: Where's that hip-hop with substance? Surely that question is followed with complaints about Waka Flocka Flame (seriously, his name comes up every time) and other swag/money/women-first artists. I love that type...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Maryland has earned yet another dubious distinction: The lowest-ranked state for personal freedom in the country.
A recent study, "Freedom in the 50 states," from the market-oriented Mercatus Center at George Mason University faults Maryland's strict...