Six Jews from the former Soviet Union share the stories of the journeys that brought them to Baltimore.
It points toward the broad ethnic tapestry displayed on our streets, and hints at how much that tapestry contributes to the vibrant, successful life of a city. But it's an imperfect word, too, with an unfortunate tendency to pigeonhole people into ethnic boxes and measure them by percentage-of-population numbers. And that can obscure all the diversity that lies within our ethnic communities...
The healthcare system doesn't treat all Americans equally. The Primm family addresses the disparities in ways that are both innovative and culturally sensitive.
Psychiatrist Annelle Primm recalls a recent home visit in West Baltimore, where she listened to a 40-year-old woman recount her horrific past as calmly as if she were reading a grocery list. She told Primm about her mother who was never properly treated for manic depression and schizophrenia, about a rape in high school that resulted in pregnancy, a drug addiction that left her scaling drain...
For many Baltimoreans, it's not your job or your car or your clothes that matter. The most important thing about you is where you went to high school.
You don't have to be born-and-bred Baltimore to have been asked The Question, much less posed it to someone else—the mark of a true Baltimorean lies in the answer. The Question is, of course, "Where'd you go to school?"
Why do we ask The Question? How did this tradition come to define a person? And does it still matter the way it once did?
Let's call on Stefanie DeLuca. Three and a half years ago...
Complain about the humidity all you want (and you do), but don't you just love the fact that Baltimore has a real summer?
Land and Water
Beat the Heat
Complain about the humidity all you want (and you do), but don't you just love the fact that Baltimore has a real summer? None of this perfect West Coast monotony. We're talking a gloriously sticky, hot, sweltering summer—with all its attendant pleasures. From snowballs to hardshells, from beaches...
Things are Heating Up! Here’s how to tell whether you’re a Hot Single: You can’t get enough of the book Seabiscuit. You’d rather be at a Dave Matthews concert. You think life is like a box of chocolates (or, more specifically, you think Forrest Gump is, like, a really good flick). The Bicycle is your favorite local restaurant. When you do sing karaoke (and you do), “I Will Survive” is the song you choose to belt out. You know what a metrosexual is. You characterize the Baltimore singles scene as “limited.” You’d give a reality TV dating show a try, if only for the experience. • But, hey, that’s just a composite sketch of the 45 Hot Singles featured in this story. Because the real men and women we deemed Baltimore’s most eligible are simply too interesting, too diverse, and too fabulous to be put in a box. So turn the page and see for yourself. After all, you never know what you’re gonna get.
Michele Bleech, 29
Single, No kids, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Favorite book? The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
Favorite CD? Glory soundtrack
Favorite movie? Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest
Favorite restaurant in Baltimore? McCormick & Schmick’s
Celebrity lookalike? I’ve heard Stephanie Seymour, but only in the eyes and face. I suppose that might have been suggested because...
Our photographic tribute to an enduring Baltimore holiday event.
It’s holiday season in Baltimore, time for those long-honored annual traditions: the lighting of the Washington Monument on Charles Street, the twinkle of holiday decorations along 34th Street in Hampden, the Elvis impersonators gyrating at the Lithuanian Hall in Southwest Baltimore . . . F This December, The Night of 100 ELVISes turns ten, solidifying it as one of Baltimore’s unique annual...
As our city’s grand hotel turns 100, we reflect on her sometimes glorious, sometimes ignominious past.
In the twilight, from a distance, she still looks beautiful. With her fortress-like exterior, silverish-gray and augmented with pink terra cotta brick, she stands apart from the mostly muddy browns and other assorted earth-tones of her neighboring structures; dignified and distinctive, the color of a winter cloud at sunset.
The Belvedere first opened in winter a century ago, on December...
When you spend 24 hours in our area’s diners, you learn a lot about Baltimore—and drink a lot of coffee.
What can I getcha, hon?
Sooner or later, everyone comes into a diner: high-school kids after a dance, families seeking solace and hash browns after a trying night at the hospital, executives getting ready for another day at the office, construction workers grabbing a burger for lunch . . . the diner is where we all eventually wind up for some speedy nourishment. >> And if ever there...
The rate of breast cancer is increasing among American women, but so are their options.
In February 2003, Jill Wiechert—34 years old with a full head of hair and a three-week-old baby girl—showed up at Johns Hopkins Hospital for her first round of chemotherapy. It was a scenario she could have hardly imagined less than a year earlier, when she got married and became pregnant soon after.
Six months later, she found a lump in her breast and called her obstetrician, who sent Wiechert...
The competition is stiffer. The parents are pushier. How can you get your kid into the Ivy Leagues? And should you even try?
According to conventional wisdom, Amy Scheinerman did everything a parent could to not get her eldest daughter into an Ivy League college.
She didn’t make Rachel participate in a bunch of extracurricular activities to pad her resume. She didn’t pressure her to consider only Ivies. She didn’t work her alumni connections (both she and her husband attended Brown). She didn’t even help Rachel write...