April 16, 2012
When someone mentions that they studied biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, you wouldn't expect them to own a local burger bar. But Houston native Anisha Jagtap does just that, running Hampden hot spot Baltimore Burger Bar. "It all started with my love for food at a very young age, and when all my girlfriends saved money to shop, I saved money to go out and eat," said Jagtap, 27. But I was always in love with math and engineering, mainly...
April 11, 2012
The attention that comes with five-star status has a way of changing some basketball recruits. Egos get inflated and focus occasionally shifts from team success to individual glory. Malina Howard is not one of those cautionary tales. The Maryland-bound post player - ESPN.com's top-ranked center in the 2012 class - finished a senior season that saw her earn just about every individual award imaginable. But the No. 1 highlight of Howard's final high school campaign was leading Twinsburg High to its second-straight Ohio Division I title.
April 9, 2012
Megan Turlington has always loved to bake. So it makes sense that she would be a great fit as popular cupcake truck Iced Gems' resident baker and truck driver. The Cockeysville native attended the Baltimore International College, earned a degree in culinary management, and started working at Iced Gems last May. Turlington, 24, took a break from serving Baltimore its favorite cupcakes to chat with us about her dream creation and how coffee at Panera beats any bar drink in Baltimore.
March 28, 2012
While Matt Snow assures us that he loves both dogs and cats, he has to admit, "Cats edge out the dogs by a hair. " Good thing he's not discriminating during National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, or April as you know it, as his Baltimore-based clothing company Ex-Boyfriend is donating 100% of the net proceeds from poster, magnet and keychain bottle opener sales to the Maryland SPCA from now through April 15th. Ex-Boyfriend, the "clothing that starts conversations," gets its name from that one awesome item your ex left behind after a messy break-up that you just can't bear to part with because of the awesome compliments it gets you. Snow's designs stay true to that concept, with quirky images and phrases that bring the monsters, zombies, and "foodie cuties" back to your wardrobe, and the shirts have been worn recently in TV shows including Modern Family and Tosh.
March 6, 2012
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully. What exactly do you want for $16.99? But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle bullies and some of the other down sides of growing up. "Bullying is huge," Ripken told The Sun Monday evening. "Parents think it's just a phase, or life, or part of toughening up, but I want kids to know, 'You have options and the options are caring adults.'" Released Tuesday, "Super-sized Slugger,” written with The Sun's Kevin Cowherd, is the Hall of Famer's second children's novel.
March 5, 2012
The summer before Megan Walburn's senior year at Washington College she met someone at a cookout who worked at WJZ. Soon there was a writing test. Then a gig freelancing. She has stayed at WJZ (our media partner) for the last five years producing, and now executive produces the network's 11 p.m. news broadcast. "News is ever-changing, which means my job never gets boring," said Walburn, 26, a Brewers Hill resident. "In some jobs, people watch the clock from 9-5. At my job, I find myself wishing for more time in the workday.
February 7, 2012
There's rarely a day off in the bar industry and that's just how Ben Brengle likes it. As the general manager at Power Plant Live's Luckies Tavern for the past three years, the 29-year-old Federal Hill resident has seen everything from big national acts such as Cage the Elephant perform on the Luckies stage to having another bar handed to him to manage (Luckies Liquor). "It seems natural to work in the hectic atmosphere," said Brengle. "We are open 105 hours a week and it's 100 miles per hour the entire time.