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By Janene Holzberg | October 8, 2012
Henry Alford, author of 2012's “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The writer is known for his contributions to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vanity Fair and is often heard on National Public Radio. Alford says manners are “a perennially interesting topic to a large group of people because we've all been dealt misdeeds and everyone has a grievance.” He agreed to share more of his perspectives on civility with Howard Magazine.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere - and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once have supported life. On a mission managed from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, the MAVEN spacecraft neared completion Sunday night of a 442 million-mile journey by firing six thrusters in reverse and being pulled into Mars' gravity field.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
A satellite that has been hurtling toward Mars for the past 10 months slammed on the brakes Sunday night, gliding into the red planet's gravity field to spend a year studying its atmosphere - and hopefully collect evidence that Mars might once have supported life. On a mission managed from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, the MAVEN spacecraft neared completion Sunday night of a 442 million-mile journey by firing six thrusters in reverse and being pulled into Mars' gravity field.
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December 15, 2013
Michael Phelps has held a lot of titles. Olympic swimming champion. Philanthropist. Subway spokesman. Add a new one to the list: social media expert. The swimmer took over the official Ravens twitter account during last week's snowy last-minute victory over the Vikings, a social media stunt that, of course, spawned its own hash tag: #MPTakeover. His excitement was palpable. "THERE IT IS!!!!! Are you serious!?!?! 4TDs in 1:30!! Snowballs at M&T. Best game EVER for those who stayed!
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1998
It's a typically busy day for Barbara Smith, former model, current restaurateur, author, chef, TV star and lifestyle maven: Started out as a guest disc jockey at a New York jazz station, did her workout, headed for a marketing meeting for the Culinary Institute of America. Caught a 5 o'clock flight to Washington, D.C., where, at her restaurant in Union Station, B. Smith's, the American Council of Negro Women was to honor African-American women chefs. Caught a 9 o'clock flight back to New York to make a next-morning board meeting at the Culinary Institute.
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August 21, 2007
Critic's Pick -- Real estate maven Jeff Lewis pits potential buyers against each other in Flipping Out (10 p.m., Bravo).
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By YOLANDA GARFIELD | September 29, 1991
Long after the growing season has faded, these flowers won't. The high-style and emotionally appealing arrangements of dried flowers such as these reflect the latest in international floral design. The bouquets are custom-designed by floral maven Karen Lock of Flower Markets Inc., and priced from $50 to $100 according to the accessories used.
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By Liz Atwood | August 31, 2008
Ray Mitchener grew up in North Carolina and came to Baltimore in 1972 to study fashion design at Towson State University. After jobs with Center Stage and Stewart's department stores, fashion maven Ruth Shaw hired him to be the buyer and manager for her high-end clothing boutique in Cross Keys. When Shaw retired in January, he bought the business. Mitchener, 55, lives in Catonsville with his partner. 1 Instructions for how to use my laptop better: "I use my laptop a lot. I'm either e-mailing friends across the country or doing research for the store.
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By Sarah Schaffer | April 1, 2004
Hometown: Arnold Founded in: 1994 Style: The genre-jumping singer / songwriter / guitarist has played everything from alt-country to power pop. Influenced by: Local bands circa 1991 (with names that can't be printed in the paper). Notable: When rock 'n' roll hardships recently arose, this local rock maven didn't miss a beat. After her band ditched her just two weeks before a scheduled tour in late 2002, an unfazed MP picked up two replacement musicians and started fresh, on the road.
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By Tim Swift | March 8, 2009
CONCERT Beach House: Baltimore's own Beach House is moving up in indie-pop world, recently garnering national attention and graduating to larger venues (like this week's show at Sonar). Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand boast an ethereal and slightly sleepy sound, so expect an extremely mellow affair. Show starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday. More: sonarbaltimore.com CIRCUS 'KOOZA': Bringing in clowns, acrobats and a 1,600-pound Wheel of Death, Cirque Du Soleil arrives this week to transform a Camden Yards parking lot into an avant-garde circus.
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By Janene Holzberg | October 8, 2012
Henry Alford, author of 2012's “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The writer is known for his contributions to The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vanity Fair and is often heard on National Public Radio. Alford says manners are “a perennially interesting topic to a large group of people because we've all been dealt misdeeds and everyone has a grievance.” He agreed to share more of his perspectives on civility with Howard Magazine.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2010
The Next Things in tech tools are born in rooms such as this one at the American Can Company in Canton, amid laptops, Starbucks cups and Aquafina bottles, amid 20- and 30-somethings working in groups or alone to the sounds of keystrokes and soft conversation. This is the Baltimore Hackathon, the first ever, in which computer cognoscenti step out of their electronic communication worlds and gather to share ideas and physical space, pitting projects against each other in competition for cash prizes.
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By Tim Swift | March 8, 2009
CONCERT Beach House: Baltimore's own Beach House is moving up in indie-pop world, recently garnering national attention and graduating to larger venues (like this week's show at Sonar). Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand boast an ethereal and slightly sleepy sound, so expect an extremely mellow affair. Show starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday. More: sonarbaltimore.com CIRCUS 'KOOZA': Bringing in clowns, acrobats and a 1,600-pound Wheel of Death, Cirque Du Soleil arrives this week to transform a Camden Yards parking lot into an avant-garde circus.
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By Maria Russo and Maria Russo,Los Angeles Times | October 14, 2008
The Daily Beast, Tina Brown's culture and news Web site, went up Monday, and in case any puzzlement remained about what she's up to, there's a long Q&A with Brown laying it out. The site, she says, is not an "aggregator," as some have called it. Meaning it will not merely collect stories a la Yahoo News but will "sift, sort and curate" the Web every day, combining original stuff with links to other sites' content. Whether that's "aggregation" or not, it's a fairly standard approach to the Web. So Brown includes the key question in her Q&A: "Why should I visit you?"
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By Liz Atwood | August 31, 2008
Ray Mitchener grew up in North Carolina and came to Baltimore in 1972 to study fashion design at Towson State University. After jobs with Center Stage and Stewart's department stores, fashion maven Ruth Shaw hired him to be the buyer and manager for her high-end clothing boutique in Cross Keys. When Shaw retired in January, he bought the business. Mitchener, 55, lives in Catonsville with his partner. 1 Instructions for how to use my laptop better: "I use my laptop a lot. I'm either e-mailing friends across the country or doing research for the store.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | September 20, 2007
It's the return of the warrior women of pop - defiant, awesome artists whose best work from back in the day remains unmatched. More seasoned today, they're still making smart, vibrant music. This month, Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan and Bettye LaVette return with new albums that should satisfy old fans while intriguing new ones. Joni Mitchell, Shine --When I moved to New York seven summers ago, I dove into the music of Joni Mitchell. For months, I lived off of Blue, Court and Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns.
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By LAURA CHARLES | April 7, 1991
STILL WATERS: "Life is nothing if you're not obsessed," quipped funky filmmaker John Waters at the Comedy Factory Outlet Thursday night before a packed house.In his one-hour monologue, the Baltimore-based director had the audience in stitches as he expounded on just about everything he's obsessed with, from Mr. Ray -- "I'd love to make the Mr. Ray story" -- to Marla Maples -- "drag queens were made to play her" -- and the peculiarities of his beloved Bawlmer. "When I was young, I knew something was wrong with me mentally," John confessed, "but I wanted something to be wrong physically."
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | December 31, 2000
''There are no bad faces," says Marla Anker, the new director of cosmetic services at Paul's Salon and Day Spa in Pikesville. "Just lots of bad makeup."
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August 21, 2007
Critic's Pick -- Real estate maven Jeff Lewis pits potential buyers against each other in Flipping Out (10 p.m., Bravo).
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | September 6, 2006
A smiling, energetic, sharply dressed couple stood in front of several dozen employees at Johns Hopkins Health Care in Glen Burnie and laid out the things many people would love to say to their co-workers: Don't let your cell phone ring during meetings. Don't eat strong-smelling food in your cubicle. Dress appropriately for a work environment. John Scornaienchi and Joan Webb Scornaienchi of Columbia say they are not the etiquette police, but they are trying to remind people to be considerate of others.
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