June 5, 2012
When young, aspiring artists ask Mark Foster, the 27-year-old leader of Los Angeles trio Foster the People, for tips on making it big in the music industry, he offers practical advice. "Kids hit me up on Twitter and I tell them to learn how to bartend," Foster said. "There are career waiters in Los Angeles and they're making over $100,000 a year. " Foster knows first-hand how difficult breakthroughs can be. After moving to Los Angeles from Cleveland at 18, Foster threw himself into the city's party scene, hoping to make any connections he could.
March 8, 2012
Students and staff at Prince George's County Public Schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 5 to 9 in partnership with Kellogg's cereal company, to increase nutrition awareness and help a local Feeding America food bank. For each school breakfast purchased by students during the week, Kellogg's will donate a bowl of cereal to a local food bank through its "Eat, Share, Prosper" program. According to school officials, Prince George's County public school serve an average of 170,000 breakfasts each week.
June 22, 2011
U2 is in Baltimore. Where should they eat? Be sure to Tweet or email me right away if you see Larry Mullen, Jr., at California Pizza Kitchen. Here's Erik Maza's Midnight Sun coverage of tonight's concert at M&T Bank Stadium. Here's a list from a U2 fansite on 10 Types of Sustenance in U2's Lyrics . Here's a link to the restaurant at the Clarence, a boutique hotel in Belfast owned by Bono and The "M. J. 'Jay' Brodie" Edge. And here , from the Ben Stiller Show , is Bono for Lucky Clovers cereal
February 25, 2010
As I glanced at the headline of last Monday's article, "When terrorist and '60s child converge" (Feb. 22) by Susan Reimer, I thought that it would be yet another aged hippie opining about why America's enemies are justified. I was not disappointed. In some ways, she was right. Shows like "The Bachelor" and "The Real Housewives of Orange County," while entertaining, portray people whose hot tubs far surpass their character in terms of depth. I am ashamed to have seen shows that match "The Bachelor" in mindless entertainment, but does this mean that I should be wiped from the face of the earth by the likes of the underwear bomber?
December 16, 2009
Janet Stout from Baltimore was looking for a recipe she had lost for cookies made with cornflake cereal. As she said, cookie-making time is here, and she wanted to make some of the delicious cookies again. Irene Gozdziewski, also from Baltimore, who says she is 86 years old and "still likes to try out new food and recipes, thank God," emailed me a recipe she had for "cornflake crunchies." She said the recipe came from a generic box of the cereal. I whipped up a batch of the cookies in no time.
August 12, 2009
No player personified the 1989 Orioles more than Mickey Tettleton, the poster boy for the "Why Not?" crew that nearly won a pennant. Spurned by other clubs, Tettleton joined Baltimore and blossomed in that magical summer as the no-name Orioles gave fans the ride of their lives. That the Birds battled the Toronto Blue Jays to the wire before losing the American League flag was attributable greatly to Tettleton, the Popeye-armed journeyman catcher who batted with a chaw in his cheek and a stance all his own. So what if he stood soldier-straight at the plate, abandoning the hitter's crouch?