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By Stephen B. Awalt | August 21, 2011
The time is nigh for all those who respect the culture and heritage of the Land of Pleasant Living to raise their wooden crab mallets in the air and say: "No!" The food designers and lifestyle magazine editors have set their sights on the ruination of something most precious: the traditional Maryland crab feast. In a recent article in the Sun, the author (usually a supporter of all things traditional and good about Maryland, like Ocean City 's Boardwalk and summer swim leagues)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Before Jason Hammel could become an Opening Day starter, he had to revisit his simpler days of pitching. Before the crowds, before the expectations, before worrying about his career and where he fit in, he needed to go back to the time when the game was free of distractions, when baseball wasn't much more complicated that throwing a ball through a tire in his backyard as a kid. The 30-year-old right-hander will start the...
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By Mariko Thompson and Mariko Thompson,Los Angeles Daily News | January 25, 2004
Eight years ago, Carol Holst did a very un-American thing -- she stopped striving for "bigger" and "more." Rejecting the American passion for consumerism, the California resident founded the nonprofit group Seeds of Simplicity, which advocates finding sources of fulfillment outside of material goods. Holst, a former teacher, no longer feels compelled to buy new business suits each season to match the prevailing trends in fashion magazines. She's content to rent a modest one-bedroom apartment within walking distance of vibrant downtown Glendale, Calif.
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By Dave Gilmore | June 22, 2012
"Flow" iOS Free/$.99 ad-free version Big Duck Games Rating: 4 out of 4 When you first open "Flow," you are not treated to the typical one- or two-screen tutorial that seems to be standard with iOS games. Instead, it's a bit like the film "Inception. " You see a field of 25 squares and eight colored dots. You can almost hear Leo DiCaprio asking you to draw him a maze in one minute that takes two minutes to solve. "Flow" challenges the visual and problem solving side of the brain in a way that is intruiging but beautifully simple.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | October 16, 1994
Q: As an admirer of the arts-and-crafts style, I'm gradually putting together a room based on this type of design. I could also use some information on the historical background of arts-and-crafts furniture. I've collected a few reproductions, but I'm only partly familiar with the antiques.A: As you probably know, there were two major arts-and-crafts movements -- one in Britain in the late 19th century; the other in the United States a decade or so later. The two streams intersected at many points.
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By RITA ST.CLAIR | October 21, 1990
A sense of comfort is experienced in different ways by different people. Even luxury and elegance, which in many minds can be achieved only through the use of richly crafted objects and exotic materials, are best expressed, in the opinion of some, by the simplicity of Shaker-style furniture.The bedroom shown in the photo serves as a case study of how one designer fulfilled her own notion of elegance. Manufactured by Ethan Allen, this "Country Craftsman" collection of solid pine pieces was inspired by the American Shaker movement in both its materials and its lines.
BUSINESS
By TOM PETERS | January 30, 1995
"What is your idea of perfect happiness?" Ask me, and I'd ramble for 10 minutes. Ask author Fran Lebowitz, and she'll answer: "Silence."I was taken by Lebowitz's responses to a Vanity Fair questionnaire. For example:What is your most treasured possession?"English."Who is your favorite hero of fiction?"Truth."I believe my reaction is common: awe in the face of brilliant, unexpected simplicity. The world is a complex place. Nonetheless, most things we admire, from the VW Beetle of 1965 to the Macintosh computer operating system of 1985, we admire because of their simplicity.
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By Maurice Possley and Maurice Possley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 22, 2007
CHICAGO -- Federal regulators recalled about 1 million cribs yesterday because the drop rail on some of the nation's best-selling models can detach from the crib's frame, creating a dangerous gap that has led to the deaths of at least three children. After inquiries from the Chicago Tribune for an investigation of Simplicity cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of cribs sold under both the Simplicity and Graco names. Covering all cribs made by Simplicity between 1998 and May 2007, it is the largest recall of full-size cribs since the safety commission was created in the 1970s.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | February 25, 2001
"Simplicity" is the new mantra in the decor domain. It means plain, as in spare: white sheets, unadorned dinnerware, curtain panels instead of drapes, sheer fabrics, neutrals dotted with a few jewel or earth colors. It means matelasse coverlets instead of floral bedspreads, and orchids instead of ficus trees as houseplants. Carrie Tuhy, managing editor of the magazine Real Simple, considers the trend a confluence of three things: one, people like to simplify because it puts order in their lives; two, women live far more affluent and choice-abundant lives than in the past; and three, it's a form of guilt-free consumption, saying, "I know who I am and I buy this because it will improve my life."
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By Donald G. Smith | May 21, 2000
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- One of the more significant differences between conservatives and liberals is established long before they lock their philosophies into political positions. It is the running battle between simplicity (conservatives) and complexity (liberals). When I am accused of being "simplistic," I know that I am talking with someone who walks down the left side of the street. With liberals, "simplistic" ranks right up there with "judgmental." The bedrock foundation of conservative thinking is found in the search for simple solutions.
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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Wedding Date: June 23, 2012 Her story: Christina Schoppert, 30, grew up in Homeland and now lives in Hampden. She is a lawyer with Community Law Center, Inc., which represents organizations working on neighborhood revitalization efforts. Her father, Gary Schoppert, is a retired general dentist. Her mother, Joan Schoppert, is a recently retired assistant professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University, although she is still teaching there part-time. His story: Andrew Devereux, 38, grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and now lives in Los Angeles, where he is finishing a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA.
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By Mike Giuliano | December 7, 2011
Try to remember "The Fantasticks" and you're likely to start humming its most famous song, "Try to Remember. " You're also likely to recall that its boy-meets-girl plot is so simple and sweet that it verges on seeming like a fairy tale. That storybook quality is nicely conveyed by the production at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Although this musical's insistent cuteness may strike some of us as the theatrical equivalent of eating too much candy, there's no denying the show's enduring popularity.
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By Stephen B. Awalt | August 21, 2011
The time is nigh for all those who respect the culture and heritage of the Land of Pleasant Living to raise their wooden crab mallets in the air and say: "No!" The food designers and lifestyle magazine editors have set their sights on the ruination of something most precious: the traditional Maryland crab feast. In a recent article in the Sun, the author (usually a supporter of all things traditional and good about Maryland, like Ocean City 's Boardwalk and summer swim leagues)
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | January 21, 2009
In addition to the traditional marches and flourishes from a military band, the inaugural ceremony included two remarkable musical interludes. The first was provided by Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, whose dynamic, gospel-inflected delivery of "My County, 'tis of Thee" energized the crowd. It also brought to mind legendary contralto Marian Anderson's 1939 performance of that same patriotic hymn under very different circumstances at the Lincoln Memorial on the opposite end of the National Mall, after she was barred from the then-segregated Constitution Hall.
BUSINESS
By Mark Schwanhausser and Mark Schwanhausser,San Jose Mercury News | February 28, 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Few Americans relish the annual chore of preparing their tax returns. Two out of three taxpayers, including me, simply hand the job to a pro. But that still leaves more than 50 million do-it-yourself die-hards. If you count yourself among them, you face a growing set of taxing decisions before you even pick up an IRS instruction booklet: Should you use software or stick to pencil and calculator? If you turn to software, should you pop a disk into your PC or complete it online?
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By Maurice Possley and Maurice Possley,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 22, 2007
CHICAGO -- Federal regulators recalled about 1 million cribs yesterday because the drop rail on some of the nation's best-selling models can detach from the crib's frame, creating a dangerous gap that has led to the deaths of at least three children. After inquiries from the Chicago Tribune for an investigation of Simplicity cribs, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of cribs sold under both the Simplicity and Graco names. Covering all cribs made by Simplicity between 1998 and May 2007, it is the largest recall of full-size cribs since the safety commission was created in the 1970s.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | July 29, 1993
Top designers, those folk of the cloth, are turning to religious trappings in hopes of converting fashion followers to a simpler, purer way of dressing.It may be their way of doing penance for previous sins of excess -- baubled bustiers, peek-a-boo laces, and leather lingerie.Whatever the motivation, clerical is chic, monastic is modern, and it's very non-denominational.Calvin Klein introduced dark and ascetic-looking coats and tunics for fall. They could be designs borrowed from the Amish, Orthodox Jews, Protestant vicars or Roman priests.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2005
When it comes to cooking, the French are different. They linger over their meals while we hurry ours. They use seasonal produce while we use processed convenience items. Their exacting methods of complicated cooking sound so delicious in theory, but to us are too time-consuming in practice. With her seventh cookbook, Cooking at Home on Rue Tatin (William Morrow, 2005, $24.95), ex-patriate chef Susan Herrmann Loomis shows how native she has gone. The 153 recipes bring out the best of everyday French cuisine.
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By Elaine Markoutsas and Elaine Markoutsas,Universal Press Syndicate | August 7, 2005
As much as he respects classical style, 43-year-old fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi doesn't mind raising an eyebrow or two. He is known for simple garments that often are as exuberant as their maker, laced with delightfully unexpected bold color, pattern, trims and combinations of fabric, like casual fleece with silk and wool. The New York designer of haute couture made a daring segue to the masses two years ago with fashion for Target. So it came as no surprise when Target invited him to bring his stylish sizzle into the home this year.
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