| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:05 PM
— In a challenge to the Obama administration's efforts to jump-start the lagging restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, lawyers for farmers and homebuilders argued in federal court here Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:00 PM
After viewing two episodes of Cinemax's new spy thriller, "Hunted," I sat down one recent Saturday intending to watch the third. Several hours later, I had finished the season's eighth and final hour with just one thought in my head: "I can't wait to...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:21 PM
By Monday evening, Hurricane Sandy's remains surrounded Ocean City.
From the east, the evening high tide, a full moon and a 7-foot storm surge sent waves crashing over dunes in some spots. To the west, a white-capped Assawoman Bay overflowed onto the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:16 PM
It's hard work catching soft crabs, a fickle livelihood in an increasingly precarious part of the world.
Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:21 PM
April 1 is the official start to the blue crab harvest in Maryland. But don't reach for your mallet just yet.
"It's not time for crabs," said Jessica Borowski, a manager at Midtown BBQ and Brew. "It's too cold out."
The crabs seem to agree. The...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:43 AM
The first step to being successful at fly fishing is tying a fly creatively enough to make it seem real to the fish you're trying to catch.
Considered by many to be something of an art form, tying flies is an acquired skill. With hopes of learning how...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
— Hazel Cropper, for years the fastest crab picker in this city built on its seafood industry, worries about the storm drain a few feet from her living room.
As volunteers assessed the damage Superstorm Sandy caused to her home, the 74-year-old...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If you were choosing an official Maryland sandwich based on popularity, there'd be no contest. The crab cake would beat the soft-shell crab sandwich every time.
So, if the General Assembly enacts a bill this session that makes the soft-shell crab...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 1:50 PM
At Europe's lively open-air markets and bazaars, bargaining for merchandise is the accepted and expected method of setting a price. Whether you are looking for door-knockers or hand-knitted sweaters, seize the chance to bargain like a native. It's the...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Miami top a list of 29 cities that attract single men on the go.
The cities on the list, compiled by the editors of AskMen.com, were considered for factors from the cost of a pint of beer and a cab ride to culture, weather and...
| Aug 7, 2011
At Europe's lively open-air markets and bazaars, bargaining for merchandise is the accepted and expected method of setting a price. Whether you're looking for door knockers or hand-knitted sweaters, seize the chance to bargain like a native. It's the only...