Featured, Lifeline

An Update on the Ripken Kidnapping Case

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:56am

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Remember when some jerk kidnapped Cal Ripken, Jr.’s mom a couple years ago, then returned her unharmed (and unransomed) a day later? This week, Deadspin revisited the story, detailing all the twists and turns in the still-unsolved case. Read More →

Money & Power

Is a Super Bowl Commercial Really Worth $4.5 Million?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:08am

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…and that’s not even counting production costs for a 30-second spot, which can easily cost more than some indie films. How can that kind of money possibly be worth it? According to Haiyang Yang, a marketing professor at Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business, sometimes it is–and sometimes it isn’t. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Here’s a Terrifying Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 9:48am

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Chocolates? Meh. Flowers? Wilty. A fancy dinner? Uninspired. If you really want to make an impression this Valentine’s Day — and you live within a 40 mile radius of downtown Baltimore — have I got an idea for you! Read More →

Annapolis, Lifeline

Christmas Tree Caused Tragic Annapolis Mansion Fire

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 9:20am

Photo via Twitter/NBC @NBCNightlyNews

Photo via Twitter/NBC @NBCNightlyNews

I thought that the story of the Annapolis mansion fire that killed six people — two grandparents and their six grandkids, ages 6 to 8 — couldn’t get any sadder. But now that officials think they know what caused the blaze, the story seems even more tragic. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Hey, Baltimore–Want to Watch a Big Explosion Today?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:38am

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note. Read More →

Featured, Money & Power

Watch Out, Nike– Under Armour Is Coming for You!

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:21am

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Last year, Under Armour passed Adidas and became the second most popular athletic wear company in the world. Number one, of course, was the unassailable Nike, which had a lockdown on 31% of the sportswear market in 2014. Facing a dominant company like that, Under Armour could easily just be content with their #2 spot. Who would blame them? But Under Armour doesn’t appear to be content with second place. Read More →

Money & Power

Former Oriole Might Benefit From New Insider Trading Rules

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:47am

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Doug DeCinces used to make headlines as an all-star Orioles third baseman in the 1970s and early 80s. More recently, though, DeCinces found himself making news for a less cheerful reason: After buying up a medical company’s stock on a friend’s tip, he was accused of insider trading. Read More →

Health and Fitness

Further Proof That Football Causes Brain Damage

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:04am

Image via ESPN.com

Image via ESPN.com

At this point, what insane holdouts still refuse to believe that football– a game in which gigantic men repeatedly slam into each other as hard as they can–causes brain damage? If you know any such people, point them towards this new research out of Johns Hopkins, which provides evidence (again) that repeated head injuries in football players poses a serious neurological risk. Read More →

Schools

New Major at Hopkins for Humanities-Loving Pre-Meds

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 10:15am

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Anton Chekhov was a doctor; so was poet William Carlos Williams. These days, though, things are more difficult if you’re a poetry-loving pre med. With all the science and math requirements, many students feel as though they have to choose either the humanities or medicine. But now, thankfully, Johns Hopkins is changing that or into an and. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Schools

York Road College Bar Shut Down For Being Too Crazy

3 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 9:34am

Photo via Baltimore Business Journal

Photo via Baltimore Business Journal

Assault. Sexual assault. Underage drinking. Indecent exposure. Alcohol poisoning. Another assault. More alcohol poisoning. Sound like a fun night to you? Then you will probably be sad to hear that Craig’s, aka Favorites Pub, a popular college drinking destination on York Rd. has been shut down by the city’s liquor board.  Read More →

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