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  • 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...
  • Profiles in Honfest courage: practicing politics on a public street

    Profiles in Honfest courage: practicing politics on a public street
    Anyone with the chutzpah to run for mayor shouldn't be intimidated by a gal in a beehive hairdo and cat's-eye glasses, even if the gal in question is armed with a trademark, a litigious nature and a curious interpretation of the First Amendment. A...
  • Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting gets a restraining order against protester

    Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting gets a restraining order against protester
    The brouhaha surrounding the trademarking of the word "hon" seemed to become more serious Monday as Denise Whiting was granted a restraining order against a man who organized recent protests against her. Judge Joan Bossman Gordan issued the so-called...
  • 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 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...
  • Hampden owes a lot to Denise Whiting

    I moved my company to Hampden and bought a house here nine years ago. From what the original Hampdenites (some of these families have been here since the mills were operating in the mid-1800s) tell me about life here 15 or 20 years ago, I don't know if I'...
  • How the Grinch attempted to steal 'hon'

    I've been watching the ruckus surrounding Denise Whiting, the owner of the Café Hon, with a certain degree of perplexity. I am new to Baltimore, having moved here with my family this past August, so I feel like a person who has stepped into a movie...