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Power of One vs. Power of “Hon”

Writer (Bruce Goldfarb) to test Whiting’s legal right to trademark word “Good for him,” says President (Benn Ray) of Hampden merchants’ association By Jill Rosen (The Baltimore Messenger, 1/4/11) He’s calling it the first shot fired in The Battle of … Continue reading

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Calm Yourselves, Hons

by John McIntyre (The Baltimore Sun, 1/2/2011) “My worthy former colleague Rafael Alvarez has weighed in on the bogus controversy about Denise Whiting’s trademarking of hon. I understand and respect his views, though I do not entirely concur with them. … Continue reading

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‘Hontroversy’ Gets Weird as ‘Superheroes’ Protest Trademark

Three men dressed in what they called superhero costumes walked around outside Cafe Hon in bizarre spectacle by Adam Bednar (NorthBaltimorePatch, 12/22/2010) On Wednesday evening three self-proclaimed superheroes (read: three guys in ridiculous costumes) gathered outside Cafe Hon in Hampden … Continue reading

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You Can’t Trademark a Feeling

‘Hon’ culture functions as a tribute of sorts to white, working-class women By Mary Rizzo (historian and writer of essays about HonFest and the cultural image of the Hon), The Baltimore Sun, 12/21/2010 Hampden has become center stage — again — … Continue reading

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