If you had a free day this summer, how would you spend it?
Steve Forney, 34, owner, Green Leaf Builders:
“Five-mile walk to Fells for breakfast, Orioles day game, steamed crabs at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood for dinner. #BestBaltimoreSummerDay”
Elisa Lane, 39, PR manager:
“Mani/pedi, poolside, hair done, happy hour, dinner and night out with friends = complete bliss!”
Wes Henson, aka Captain Dee-Fense, Ravens super fan, 62, retired military:...
Fireworks and more great ways to celebrate this Fourth of July in Baltimore.
There are tons of fireworks going off this Fourth of July, so here are our picks for the best off-the-beaten-path views.
Tide Point Waterfront ParkLocust PointWith fewer crowds than atop Federal Hill or at the Inner Harbor, Tide Point’s waterfront promenade——where Hull Street meets the water and Under Armour has taken over——feels like a boardwalk right in the middle of the city.
Our full interview with Miss Maryland United States 2013
So where are you from? I am from Baltimore City, on the Westside of the city, Edmondson Village.
And the fact that you are from Baltimore is unusual, right? There’s never been a Miss Maryland from Baltimore City. They’re always from PG County and Montgomery County. They’re never from the inner city. So I’m really excited about that.
Whooo! Baltimore pride! Yeah, exactly.
Is there anything...
Our full interview with the author of A Beautiful Medicine.
Can you succinctly define what "a beautiful medicine" is? A beautiful medicine is a perspective on the nature of health, healing, and medicine that sees the search for love, beauty, and wholeness as the context for both the patient’s condition and a health practitioner’s ultimate intent.
As with holistic or integrative medicine, it suggests that health is far more than the absence of...
Museum director Rebecca Hoffberger follows her intuition when pulling a meal together.
With a spoon so unique that it looks as though it belongs in a museum, Rebecca Hoffberger stirs a colorful concoction of carrots and cabbage in the cheerful kitchen of her Owings Mills home. “This wood spoon came from Grace David, one of my artists,” says Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum [AVAM]. “It’s from Africa, and it’s just so beautifully made. I love...
Because of the poor economy, college grads are returning home to live with mom and dad.
The Snoopy quilt hanging in Louis Foudos’s bedroom in Towson is incongruous with the videography equipment, track-and-field magazines, and master’s-level textbooks on the shelves. Snoopy, wearing a bright yellow cap and swinging a baseball bat, was hand-stitched by Louis’s grandmother when he was a child, and it still decorates the wall. Louis doesn’t see the point in removing it—he is, after all...
Firsthand accounts of what’s happening in Baltimore.
Sneaker ShowMarch 30, 2013 - Pennsylvania Avenue
“How much for these?” asks a twentysomething man holding a pair of red Nike Air Jordan IIs, originally released in 1986. “Gimme a price,” responds Ahmad Bennett. “I’ll work with you.”
“How much do you want for these Grant Hill’s?” chimes in another, looking over a pair of Fila high tops from the former Duke star’s Orlando Magic days.
A sparkly, new law school is the capstone of UB’s growth.
If you’ve been in midtown lately, you’ve probably noticed the gleaming 12-story building on Mount Royal Avenue that sits in stark contrast to neoclassical Penn Station across the street. It, fittingly, makes a statement. University of Baltimore’s new $114 million John and Frances Angelos Law Center (named for alumnus Peter Angelos’s parents) marks a decade’s worth of growth for the school—even...
Diagnosed three times with cancer, CEO Doug Ulman fights to keep Livestrong’s mission alive.
His appearance on stage last fall at Centennial High School’s auditorium, with friends Brock Yetso and Lance Armstrong in tow, should’ve been a simple, happy homecoming for Doug Ulman. The 36-year-old CEO of the Livestrong Foundation had won three state soccer championships here with Yetso, never losing a game. He’d gone on to play at Brown University before receiving a cancer diagnosis just...
Our extended interview with Wells, associate professor of English at Goucher College, Jane Austen scholar.
What was your introduction to Jane Austen? Was it via Pride and Prejudice? It was not. That is one of the last Jane Austen novels I read, which makes me really unusual.
Which one did you read first? I read Emma in high school. It was assigned to me, and I liked it. And then I read several of the others in college and I managed not to read Pride and Prejudice until I was studying for my...