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The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
"The Great Gatsby" is one of the most anticipated films of the season, and with it comes a resurgence of opulent retro styles. Capture the glamour with these hammered-copper oval trays, available from Kohl's. Perfect for entertaining or as a decor piece, these trays come in three shapes — square, oval or rectangle — and are a versatile addition to your home. These Old Dutch Decor hammered copper oval trays range in price from $38.99 to $69.99 online at kohls.com.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For the Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A few years ago, a designer walked up to Rick Aronhalt's 100-square-foot booth in Baltimore's Avenue Antiques at 36th and Elm streets in Hampden. At the time, Aronhalt was selling a broad spectrum of antique pieces but toyed with the idea of specializing in midcentury modern furnishings. On a hunch, he had a pair of kitschy lamps with fiberglass shades for sale. "The designer came in, unscrewed the lamp shades and purchased them for the full price, leaving the [bases of] the lamps sitting there," he recalls.
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By Julie Scharper and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
The Baltimore City Police created a new logo for #ASaferBaltimore social media campaign. In an attempt to be interactive and social media savvy, they asked their Twitter followers what they thought of all the design. Big mistake. "If this were the 80s, I'd say you nailed it," wrote @ TimmyWade94 . Others placed the design in the 1970s or 90s. Several opined that it appeared to be the title sequence of a 90s sitcom, perhaps a sequel to "Perfect Strangers. " Some wondered what the technology the department used to create the logo.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes. " I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust. I found one today, but it's not on TV. It's online at the New York Times as a video accompanying a report by Mark Mazzetti on a break-in at an FBI office in suburban Philadelphia in 1971. Why should we care about that break-in by a group of political activists and amateur burglars hoping to expose secret and possibly illegal FBI activities -- a break-in that took place more than four decades ago?
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By Rita St. Clair | November 22, 1992
Q: We've just moved into a starter home in the southeastern U.S. Our budget is even smaller than the house itself, but we're hoping to create a somewhat stylish look. Have you got some suggestions?A: When spaces and budgets are small but the sense of adventure is big, retro-styling may well be the way to go.Just now, the 1940s and '50s look is quite hot. So hot, in fact, that designs associated with the era's top names -- like Florence Knoll, George Nelson and Charles Eames -- have become quite pricey.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 14, 1998
WHETHER YOU'RE looking for a period costume for Halloween or enjoy fashion history, the Vintage, Retro and Collectors Sale by North East Social Action Program is an event too good to miss.The second annual sale will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Fellowship Hall of St. John's United Methodist Church, 1205 Main St., on the corner of Route 30 and Gill Avenue.NESAP operates a community clothing store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | March 16, 1995
The retro loop as presented by designers and stylists this spring is enough to scare a modern women from going along for the ride. Fashion time-travel can be fun; it can also induce queasiness.If women try to copy what they see on the runways and in the fashion magazines this season, they'll end up looking like Bonnie Parker on the lam, Bette Davis in tight control, Rita Hayworth in tropical heat, the Andrews Sisters in harmony, Laura Petrie in a tizzy or one of the Brady Bunch. Talk about mixed messages.
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By Lynn Williams | March 24, 1991
Welcome to the decade of Wurlitzer jukeboxes and Elvis, shiny silver diners and heaping portions of French fries with gravy.Yeah, we're talking about the 1990s.When the '90s began (seems like yesterday, doesn't it?), the trend-spotters were out in force with predictions that the new decade would be one big '60s revival, complete with miniskirts, ecological awareness and a renewed commitment to peace, love and equality. And in a way, they were right: nude knees and big yellow recycling bins have both become a commonplace of city life.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | February 1, 2004
Tucked into her snug, but forgiving wardrobe, the oomphy pinup girl, a pop culture staple circa 1940s and '50s, offers a more realistic approach to the cultivation of sex appeal than today's skinny fashion nymphs and their scanty apparel. Few women can match the idealized beauty of the starlets the famous glamour artist Alberto Vargas once painted for Esquire and Playboy magazines, but it's still easier to aspire to an image that invites the amply-figured as well as the slender to apply.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 5, 1997
PARIS -- There was a time when a baguette was a baguette. It was a long, thin, crusty loaf and it symbolized France. That time, comforting in its certainties, has passed. The country has entered the era of the concept-baguette.At the Robineau bakery, the leeks protruding from shopping baskets, the oyster salesman across the street and the occasional surly aside sustain the reassuring illusion that Paris will always be Paris. But when the customers reach the counter, the illusion is shattered.
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By Julie Scharper and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
The Baltimore City Police created a new logo for #ASaferBaltimore social media campaign. In an attempt to be interactive and social media savvy, they asked their Twitter followers what they thought of all the design. Big mistake. "If this were the 80s, I'd say you nailed it," wrote @ TimmyWade94 . Others placed the design in the 1970s or 90s. Several opined that it appeared to be the title sequence of a 90s sitcom, perhaps a sequel to "Perfect Strangers. " Some wondered what the technology the department used to create the logo.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
It took Michael Fitzpatrick, the 42-year-old lead singer of Fitz and the Tantrums, many years of toiling as a self-taught studio engineer and aspiring musician in Los Angeles to find the success he craved. When it finally came, courtesy of his sextet's breakthrough 2010 debut album "Pickin' Up the Pieces," Fitzpatrick knew it could be his only shot, so he and his band refused to turn down any opportunity to gain new fans. Whether it was a late-night talk show performance or a festival gig, Fitz and the Tantrums were there, playing its soulful, guitar-less take on indie-pop.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
"The Great Gatsby" is one of the most anticipated films of the season, and with it comes a resurgence of opulent retro styles. Capture the glamour with these hammered-copper oval trays, available from Kohl's. Perfect for entertaining or as a decor piece, these trays come in three shapes — square, oval or rectangle — and are a versatile addition to your home. These Old Dutch Decor hammered copper oval trays range in price from $38.99 to $69.99 online at kohls.com.
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For The Baltimore Sun and For The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
When 302 Glenrae Drive in the heart of Old Catonsville went on the market March 27, 2013, it didn't remain there long. Only three days, in fact. The Bob & Ronna Team of Long & Foster Realtors brought a potential buyer to see the home on that very day, and a bid was placed immediately. "Not only that, it listed and sold at the same price — $425, 000," Ronna Corman-Chew said. "This is an incredible, completely remodeled three-bed and two-bath split-level with a retro flair," Bob Chew said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended - in the dark, projected onto a bigger-than-life screen, sharing the experience with a bunch of people whose only commonality is an urge to see how the on-screen story plays out. "I think people are tired of going to Netflix or Google or whatever, and...
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
This season's beachwear will be dominated by retro pinup girl silhouettes, tribal prints, nautical stripes, flashy coverups - even rompers. Step back, string bikinis. Swimwear this summer is more about modesty and style rather than skin. Top designers such as Prada, Chanel and Marc Jacobs are producing one-piece suits that are perfect for frolicking on the beach. And other designers have created stunning coverups, scarves and separates perfect to help beach-goers transition from the sun to evening fun. Taylor Schlette, marketing coordinator for South Moon Under, says a major trend this summer will be fashionable coverups that allow beachgoers to transition easily from day to night.
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
While the antiques dealers are bidding up the prices of old wooden sleds and rustic benches at the auction, we members of the cult of retro junk sort through the boxes of rubbish in the back room and find heaven: a wink of chrome, a sleek machine, a reminder of an age when it seemed that technology would simplify everything.We know that these objects aren't simply appliances and fans and thermometers and ashtrays. They are, when dusted and polished, art.Demand for retro junk is growing, antiques and collectibles dealers are finding.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | July 10, 2009
Director Duncan Jones, David Bowie's son, has brought a retro-fresh look to the futuristic story Moo n. With low-key confidence he depicts what happens to a man during a three-year stint spent harvesting helium-3 from the lunar landscape for shipment to an energy-starved Earth. The film harks back to the "serious" sci-fi of 30 or 40 years ago, when directors had to rely on a beautifully calibrated spareness, rather than computer-generated effects, to convey the time and space of out-of-this-world travel.
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By Dave Gilmore | March 26, 2012
News Roundup   •••• "Angry Birds Space" did more than 10 million downloads in under three days. In my professional opinion, that's a lot of flippin' downloads. [ @ AngryBirds ] •••• Some simultaneous details about the Wii U and “Assassin's Creed III” have been revealed. With so much synergy being promoted between titles like “AC3” and “Ninja Gaiden III” and Nintendo's new console it seems that the image of “kids and families only” might be one Nintendo is looking to shed.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
In the more than 45 years since the Prime Rib opened, precious little has changed at the iconic midtown restaurant. Walking in is like stepping into a bygone era: Well-dressed diners carve into steaks the size of dinner plates while waiters in suits top off their wine glasses. The walls are black with gold trim; on them hang paintings, posters and framed covers of Vogue from the early 1930s. And who could miss that swinging '60s leopard print carpet? The Prime Rib has been around long enough to see its style fall in and out of fashion.
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