| Aug 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years.
Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last year, Baltimore's "Ace Of Cakes" star Duff Goldman added more layers to his rising confectionary empire, founding Charm City Cakes West and Duff's Cake Mix in Los Angeles.
Strategically centered near the world's most prominent movie and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Not long ago, I wrote about a law in China, home of the one-child limit, requiring the kids to attend to the financial and emotional needs of their parents.
The law was put in place in part to restore China's traditional veneration of ancestors —...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Hey, wanna buy a Cronut?
We're talking a real Cronut here, the original cream-filled, glazed cross between a croissant and doughnut that you can buy at only one place in the world: the Dominique Ansel Bakery, a French pastry shop in New York City's SoHo...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With two locations in the Baltimore area on either side of the harbor, Langermann's is known for its upscale casual Southern cuisine and brunch options. So it may come as a surprise that their craft cocktail menu boasts a healthy selection of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:06 AM
There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither.
And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:46 PM
When Bowie Community Theatre announced its 2013-2014 season, it promised a bold trio of plays that are largely undiscovered — a move that represented a departure from past seasons.
The company's 47th season opened with a perplexing comedy dealing...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Readers of this column will be familiar with the story of Noelle, the white dog owned by the Rev. Louis Scurti that was lost in White Marsh for almost 17 months after the car in which she was being transported back to Father Lou's home in New Jersey was...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Donald L. Symington, a career feature actor whose classic patrician good looks earned him roles on Broadway and in movies, television, soap operas and regional theaters, died Wednesday of Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John Franzone Jr., founder of a Hunt Valley plastics manufacturing company who combined his love of the outdoors with flying, died July 19 of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 93.
The son of parents from Italy and Scotland, John Franzone Jr. was...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Jason Odell Williams doesn't yet know if he'll attend the 65th Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 or even for sure if he'll receive his own golden statuette.
When the Columbia native got a text message July 18 from an executive producer of National Geographic...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:25 AM
On a recent cold and foggy Sunday morning in Nantucket, I decided that, no, I wouldn't be going to the beach. I wouldn't be riding the bike I'd lugged to the island, or taking the run I'd envisioned. For the third day in a row, my vacation plans were...