| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:42 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 11:51 AM
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.
| Jun 27, 2011
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Laura Vozzella has a story up about the apology that Denise Whiting, owner of Cafe Hon, issued today via media release. ......
| Apr 14, 2011
| 11:34 AM
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.
| Dec 27, 2010
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...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 11:30 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:45 AM
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-...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:30 AM
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...