May 3, 2013
I'm still holding my head after reading your scurrilous diatribe regarding historians' assessment of the presidency of George W. Bush ("Misoverestimating Bush," April 28). How can you write such words with a straight face? Whatever happened to "objective" journalism? Yet when it comes to President Barack Obama, do you even know the stimulus plan failed because of all the pork? Or the trillions of dollars Obamacare will cost? Did you hear that members of Congress are trying to exempt themselves and their aides?
February 18, 2013
No idea what sort of job might suit you? A Middle River software company that fuses applications and psychology has a personality test for that - one built around images rather than questions. Compass Lite, which went public last week and launched more officially on Monday, is tech firm Woofound's twist on the personality assessments taken by hordes of students, job candidates and online surfers. Woofound's app has participants rate 84 photos - of everything from artwork to a camping tent - as either "me" or "not me. " Then it spits out a personality type, such as "planner/inventor," along with career recommendations and information about those job possibilities.
February 1, 2013
This week, the designers were brought to Spin, a ping pong social club owned by Susan Sarandon. The challenge is for each team (same teams) to design five looks for the employees of Spin. Three for female servers, one for a male server, and one for a ball boy (the poor guy who has to run around Spin and pick up stray balls). I'm gonna spoil it for you right now: YES, lots of balls jokes are made. No, none of them are particularly good. Dream Team is confident with Platinum Aussie saying "I'm a natural born leader" again.
January 30, 2013
When Gwen Taylor turned 50 this month, she wanted to celebrate the milestone with something other than the typical dinner and drinks. So one recent Saturday afternoon she and about a dozen girlfriends and relatives headed to a Catonsville fitness studio to sweat and burn off some calories in honor of Taylor's half-century. Dressed in black fitness tights and brightly colored sport tank tops, they shimmied and shook at Taylor's Zumba birthday party. The women are part of a growing legion celebrating life's important moments with fitness.
December 13, 2012
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel. Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they discussed, both Bill O'Reilly and Rove seemed off their games Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor. " Two of the most self-confident blowhards in American media and political life seemed less confident, less energized, less animated than I have ever seen either when it comes to saying bad things about President Obama.
November 10, 2012
For many people, kickball is little more than a child's game, a backyard sport played for about as long as it takes to reach adolescence. If you were to ask one of those individuals to play now, they might give a look of amusement before politely declining in favor of more mature activities. But dedicated kickball players would say that's just because they haven't tried it. "I would invite them to actually join us, check out a highlight video on thisiskickball.com, and just give it a try," said Matt Kemph, a player and founder of The Circuit.