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  • The "hon" ruckus remembered

    Two years ago the portion of Baltimore that lives online was preoccupied with a brouhaha over a word.  The word was hon, on which Denise Whiting, proprietress of Cafe Hon, had filed trademark papers for business purposes.* Several persons, given a...
  • Restaurant review: Cafe Hon is hard not to like

    Restaurant review: Cafe Hon is hard not to like
    I know that not so long ago some folks were up in arms over Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting's efforts to trademark the "h" word." Yet there was no malice in my heart when I went there recently for supper. I just wanted a good meal, and I got one. Sitting...
  • No politics, hon?

    No politics, hon?
    Café Hon owner Denise Whiting may very well have a legal right to demand that vendors at Honfest, the Hampden festival she created and runs, obey certain rules. After the flap caused last year by the news that she had copyrighted the word "Hon" and...
  • Denise Whiting is Hampden's hero, not its villain

    Denise Whiting is Hampden's hero, not its villain
    Not everyone in Baltimore thinks the image of the "hon" or its glorification through Honfest is cute, funny or endearing. It is actually rather insulting to a generation of working, lower-middle class people and does not put on Baltimore's best face for...
  • Release the hons

    There should not even be any controversy surrounding Denise Whiting and her boring huckstering of Hon novelties, Café Hon, Honfest, etc. Hon is the registered trademark of a large, venerable manufacturer of office furniture and equipment that well pre-...
  • Still fun to be Hon? Honfest: Big hair, big controversy

    Still fun to be Hon? Honfest: Big hair, big controversy
    Shifting through kitschy clothing in Dreamland, the legendary John Waters Baltimore-inspired boutique in Hampden last week, New Mexico transplant and former Charm City resident Connie Murphy had a lot to say about the lingering controversy over the...
  • 'Hon' has a long cultural, not commercial, history here

    I have read with great curiosity the news articles and corresponding commentaries regarding Denise Whiting's business practices and particularly her management of the HonFest, which she also is a principal. Denise Whiting, who owns Café Hon, has, as you...
  • Honfest's Denise Whiting loses grip on Twitter account

    Honfest's Denise Whiting loses grip on Twitter account
    Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting stepped up after Sheila Dixon's fall to assume the role of top Charm City villainess. Now, with Honfest protests looming, a city stripped of its favorite term of endearment watches to see if Whiting will lose her hold on...
  • Honfest draws crowds in Hampden despite threats of protests

    Honfest draws crowds in Hampden despite threats of protests
    There was no shortage Saturday of feather boas, rhinestone-bedazzled cat's eye glasses, leopard prints and bouffant hairstyles at the annual Honfest. Despite threats of protesters and those opting to stay home and boycott, crowds filled Hampden's 36th...
  • In a Word: Rodomontade

    Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't Say, and...
  • Restaurant review: Cafe Hon is ready for prime time

    Restaurant review: Cafe Hon is ready for prime time
    Oh, that's right. Cafe Hon is a restaurant. It would have been easy, last year, to mistake Denise Whiting's Hampden establishment for almost anything else. It was only in November, when Whiting announced she was rescinding her controversial "hon"...