| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81.
Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I FIND it very, very easy to be true, I find myself alone when each day is through/Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you. Because you're mine, I walk the line."
Lyrics from the great Johnny Cash-composed song, "I Walk the Line."
That song has been...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:24 PM
When Chicago-based 120 Sports, a new all-digital sports network, goes live Wednesday, it will have a full roster of sponsors.
The 24/7 streaming network announced Monday that Verizon, Geico, Nissan and Transamerica are on board as inaugural sponsors, a...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:33 AM
The weekend brings the arrival of a promising drama, which is good news.
What "Mad Men" did for advertising and the 1960s, "Halt and Catch Fire" tries to do for personal computers and the 1980s. The fictional AMC drama largely succeeds in its debut at...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer.
To learn more about her, step inside museums...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
I'd spent a good part of the day reading National Burger Month press releases. One chef's topping burgers with caviar, another with truffles. Others are serving pork burgers, veggie burgers and even a carbonara burger.
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, will be the subject of a multi-part documentary series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
The series will follow the former University of Missouri football player on his...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Barbara Walters' big retirement party on "The View" drew Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Douglas.
Clinton urged Walters to take time off and enjoy life.
But Walters wanted to know if Clinton would run for president.
"I'm running –...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Cash is crass.
Clearly, that's the perception since gift card spending for Mother's Day is up again this year.
Apparently, the I-can't-think-of-anything-to-buy-my-mom crowd, or 43 percent of those purchasing a Mother's Day gift, will fork over $2.1...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:28 AM
I guess I prefer Hot Oprah to Iced Oprah.
Hot Oprah is comforting, rich and easy to stomach. Iced Oprah shuts you out. It seems cold and indifferent, content to coast on its promise. That said, the official name for the new Oprah Winfrey drink at...