The up-and-coming artist on keeping it real, flexing in the mirror, and resembling a certain Muppet.
Baltimore’s own Abdi Farah, a graduate of the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, won the first season of Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. His prize? A solo exhibit at the famed Brooklyn Museum—and a sit-down for the Baltimore Grill.
Who is your favorite Baltimorean, living or dead?Most definitely my grandmother, Cleo Stewart, but Ray Lewis is a close second.
What is the best...
Towson author is the unassuming bestseller next door.
In March of 2009, when Mary Claire Helldorfer first learned that her book Kissed by an Angel had hit USA Today’s Top 150 Books, she was working as a 10th-grade English teacher at Friends School of Baltimore.
“An editor from another company had called to talk to me about an idea I had submitted for an adult book,” recalls the 56-year-old Helldorfer, who uses the nom de plume Elizabeth Chandler for...
Will Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler’s bold moves take him all the way to the governor’s mansion?
It’s Friday morning, four days before the Democratic primary for Attorney General, and the last thing on Doug Gansler’s mind is his reelection campaign. Instead, as he sits in his office on the 20th floor of a high-rise in downtown Baltimore, he recounts the latest stories of catching a phony campaign treasurer in Prince George’s County and putting an end to child prostitution on Craigslist.
After 25 years in the fitness business, nothing—not even a major health scare—can slow Lynne Brick down.
On a warm day in early September, 50 Brick Bodies club staffers sit inside the dark conference room of the fitness club’s Reisterstown location. One by one, they present the company’s marketing strategies, corporate membership numbers, and retention statistics.
After an hour or so, there’s a short break, but sensing that the energy has been sucked out of an otherwise energetic group, Lynne Brick—...
For you neophytes, that would be mixed martial arts, a new sport for Maryland personified by the colorful John Rallo.
Most days, the lower-level foyer of the 1st Mariner Arena, with its concrete floor and white cinderblock walls, is nothing more than a passageway. But for one night this month, the minds behind a series branded as the Shogun Fights, Maryland’s biggest mixed martial arts event, will give it the red-carpet treatment—transforming the space with music, hype, and food.
“This place will be like a...
Baltimore’s new food czar eschews the fat.
Holly Freishtat is on a roll. For the past few minutes, she’s been politely answering biographical questions in a nondescript conference room on the eighth floor of a downtown government building, but now that the conversation has turned to food policy, she’s off and running.
From her mouth tumbles a dizzying array of plans, policies, and statistics related to the challenge she took on when she...
The affable morning jock on loving The Hoff, drinking cosmos with Bon Jovi, and cooking for Oprah.
Mix 106.5’s Reagan Warfield isn’t all about Lady Gaga and morning chitchat. He’s become the go-to emcee around town for foodie events (he recently hosted the big Anthony Bourdain/Eric Ripert show at the Hippodrome) and will take on all comers in his “Smarter than Reagan” pop culture trivia challenge. Here, he takes on The Baltimore Grill.
Where did you go to school?Loyola College. Oh, high...
A woman’s commitment to helping city students leads to a mentoring program that is a national model.
Heather Harvison’s home is a work in progress. She and her six-year-old son Ryan moved recently to a cozy Rodgers Forge home, but the mini-maelstrom caused by the national publicity she has received for her work as executive director of My Sister’s Circle—a mentoring program for Baltimore students from some of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods—has left her little time to get settled.
Even the finest of restaurants have been forced to embrace our dress-down culture.
The note taped to the host stand at The Prime Rib says it all.
“We fought the battle the longest, but we surrender!” it reads. “It’s now an utterly informal world, they wear whatever they wish. They want a warm, easy, friendly atmosphere, even in ‘fine dining.’ So we decided to go with the flow, to lighten up.”
Yes, after almost half a century, The Prime Rib has switched to business casual.
Daniel Broh-Kahn, 10-time Baltimore Running Festival marathoner.
“The truth is, I really don’t like running. I just like the way I feel when I’m done.
I am 48 years old. I have been running, basically, since I met my wife a little more than 25 years ago. She was a runner, and if I wanted to keep up with her, I had to run.
I’ve been doing the Baltimore Running Festival every year for the past 10 years—since it began. I was already running marathons, so I said...