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  • Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze

    Clay nation: Signe Yberg talks about ceramics craze
    The first-known ceramics were ceremonial figurines fashioned 24,000 years ago. So it's safe to call ceramic art an ancient industry. Yet it's also an evolving and of-the-moment one. A spate of contemporary ceramicists who specialize in small-batch,...
  • Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.   The district includes...
  • Buyers should look for signs that a home hasn't been well-maintained

    To hear professional home inspectors tell it, Americans take better care of their automobiles than their homes. Consequently, every home buyer should plan to spend the $400 to $600 necessary to have the house they like best thoroughly examined by an...
  • Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops

    Some online retailers seeing value in opening bricks-and-mortar shops
    Some of the hippest online retailers around are pioneering an old concept: offline retailing. After years of squeezing traditional retailers, e-commerce companies that were once digital-only are seeing the value of hanging up shingles in malls and...
  • Dr. James McCauley appointed to Harford CC Board of Trustees

    Dr. James W. McCauley was sworn in July 1 at the Harford County courthouse as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees, serving as representative for county council District F. The HCC board also announced the re-election of Dr....
  • Comedian Bryan Callen Snags Snoozy Calabasas Crib

    BUYER: Bryan Callen and Amanda Humphrey LOCATION: Calabasas, CA PRICE: $1,307,000 SIZE: 2,754 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: It was first snitched to Your Mama by The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial that veteran comedian...
  • Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80

    Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80
    Sculptor Jerry Rothman, a member of a rebellious group of Los Angeles artists in the 1950s who took ceramics far beyond functional pieces, died June 5 in a hospital near his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was 80. Rothman had been battling...
  • An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape

    An uncertain future for a grace note in the urban streetscape
    I asked the gangbangers of Highland Park to stay away from the Jesus wall. That was 15 years ago. I never had to ask again. Anyone who commutes on the Arroyo Seco Parkway knows the wall I'm talking about — the long stucco shed on the west side...
  • FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant

    FPL busy on new $1.2 billion Port Everglades plant
    One year after demolishing its 1960s oil-fired plant at Port Everglades known for its red-striped stacks, Florida Power & Light Co. has cleared away the debris and completed about 10 percent of its new $1.2 billion plant that will be fueled by cleaner and...
  • Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art

    Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art
    A towering rainbow of mosaic tiles once again glitters at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.   The original mural, which soared 31 stories up the side of the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, was unveiled in 1968....
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...