Few would think to transform a Preakness party tent into an Old English hunting lodge, complete with wooden beams, equestrian memorabilia, gleaming chandeliers and touches from a former interior designer for Ralph Lauren.
No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course and waited out a mid-afternoon downpour to see Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to win the 138th Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and championed intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Britain and the United States.
Even after more than three decades of haunting soundstages, I have to admit the one built on the same floor as the newsroom of The Baltimore Sun for ¿House of Cards,¿ the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara, occasionally throws me a little.