| Apr 28, 2011
On his business cards, Marvin Eisenman called himself a "film detective," but to the unofficial Hollywood network that benefited from his unusually large personal collection of videos and DVDs, he was simply Marvin of the Movies.
Over the last quarter-...
| Jan 22, 2013
Robert F. Chew
Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire'
Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
| Oct 31, 2010
The Internet sometimes makes stars out of regular people. That's what happened to Harry "PopPop" Cooper.
A shoe salesman with a broad smile and modest desires, Cooper liked to play golf and travel and occasionally sample exotic foods. More than anything,...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 11:11 AM
Charles John "Chick" Lang, 83, the longtime head of Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course who helped make the Preakness a must-watch for sports fans around the country, died Thursday of natural causes in a medical facility...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Robert H. Bork, the conservative legal champion whose bitter defeat for a Supreme Court seat in 1987 politicized the confirmation process and changed the court's direction for decades, died Wednesday. He was 85.
The former Yale law professor and judge on...
| Jan 10, 2013
Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59.
McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Disregard, for now, the popular pre-election question of which candidate you’d rather have a beer with. The real sudsy issue at hand is whether the alcoholic brew is healthful.
That’s the claim being made by Alexis Nasard, chief commercial...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting how much arsenic can be in apple juice sold to Americans. The agency is acting in the wake of a Consumer Reports analysis on levels of the potentially poisonous metal in the popular fruit drink. ...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Food-focused watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has its hooks in Long John Silver’s, accusing the seafood chain of serving the least healthful meal in the country.
The advocacy group said it ran laboratory tests on the chain&...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Pop star Beyonce Knowles-Carter should make her $50-million endorsement deal with soda maker PepsiCo the best thing she never had, according to a health advocacy group.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is ringing the alarm on the diva&...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 1:31 PM
It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...