| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's...
| Nov 25, 2013
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Claire Zulkey interviews Mary Schmich. At Football as Football, they've redesigned NFL logos...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Fans of "Ace of Cakes" have always wanted two things. They wanted their own cake from Charm City Cakes, and they wanted to stop by the Remington bakery and have a look around. But even the basic wedding cake costs $750 (never mind the sculpted specialty...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 4:00 AM
A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
| Feb 7, 2012
Jackie of Baltimore wants the recipe for a red velvet cake: "Two years ago at Christmas, I had the chance to taste this cake but I can't find a recipe anywhere." — Baltimore Sun recipe finder, 1990
Hang in there, Jackie.
If you managed to wait...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:14 AM
Editor's note: We are thrilled to welcome Mary Alice of Charm City Cakes as our recapper for the new season of "Top Chef Masters." We think it's a sin that she doesn't have her own Wikipedia page. But she does have a fan page. Take it away, Mary.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Curtis introduces the Quickfire with the absolute worst two words any high schooler has ever used to start an essay: "Throughout history," (insert my inner English major gouging out her eyes here).
The challenge? Make a sexy dish using ingredients...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:43 AM
It's getting down to the wire, my friends. Five chefs remain: Lorena, Chris, Patricia, Takashi, and Kerry.
This week the Quickfire challenge is all about prep (my favorite kind!). Each chef must separate 18 eggs, grate two pounds of parmesan, and butcher...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Kerry, Chris, Lorena and Patricia remain. The Quickfire takes advantage of our even number of chefs left -- the kitchen is divided in half by a long line of red gaffer tape.
The chefs are paired off and tasked with creating a dish each, but one must...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:03 PM
The Burbank Civitan Club is seeking more men and women to help with its charitable projects.
Some of the group’s activities include providing food and financial assistance for the annual Graduation Dance of BCR “a place to grow” and...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Nevermind that Brenda Strong is working on the relaunch of iconic TV series "Dallas" opposite original cast member Patrick Duffy, she's just happy to play a living character.
"It's nice to be above ground and chewing up some scenery," said Strong, who...