Dec 2013 – On Newsstands
Great Stuff Cheap
Our tips on where to find Great Stuff Cheap. our Holiday Gift Guide offers inspiration at every price point, and our year in review feature looks back on the 20 Super (and Not-So-Super) Events That Crushed Baltimore in 2013.
Where To Find Great Stuff Cheap
Who doesn't love a great deal? No one we know! By Hilary Geisbert, additional writing by Alexis Blair, Jamie Edelen, Corrine Gasiorowski, Jessica Hargest, and Rebecca Kirkman.
Year In Review
The 20 Super (And Not-So Super) Events That Crushed Baltimore In 2013. By Jess Blumberg, Ken Iglehart, John Lewis, Suzanne Loudermilk, Amy Mulvihill, Ron Cassie, Hilary Geisbert, and Max Weiss. Illustration by Michael Byers.
A Mountain of Fun
Make the best of winter and head to the ski slopes. By Karen Nitkin
An Anapolis man remembers the past 32 years like it all happened yesterday. By Ron Cassie
For the Record
Bryan Burkert discusses Sound Garden's 20-year reign as Baltimore's premier record store. By John Lewis
King For A Day. Night of 100 Elvises is still rockin' in its 20th year. By Jess Blumberg
The Launch. Our five musts from this month's calendar of events. By Amy Mulvihill
Naughty and Nice. We found 10 events that will appeal to a range of revelers, from naughty to nice. By Amy Mulvihill
Ringing in the New Year. Wondering what to do for New Year's? We've got you covered whether you are young, old, an early bird, a night owl, a party animal, or a wallflower. By Amy Mulvihill
The Chatter. Firsthand accounts of what's happening in Baltimore. By Ron Cassie
Film Review: Dallas Buyers Club. By Max Weiss
Music Reviews: Big Wheel and Others (Cass McCombs); My Street (Ursala Ricks). By John Lewis
Book Reviews: The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed (Elaine Eff); Love, Peace and Soul (Ericka Blount Danois); Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age (Michael Olesker). By John Lewis
Q+A: Screening Process. Our interview with Elaine Eff, author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. By John Lewis
Life on the Tweets. Local cops are facing challenges – and getting creative – on Twitter. By Jess Blumberg
The 410. Numbers of interest this month.
High 5. Our staff's favorite things this month.
Cameo: Jonte "Too Tall" Hall. Our interview with Jonte Hall, Harlem Globetrotter. By Amy Mulvihill
Crab-O-Meter. Your Guide to Baltimore News, From Crabby To Crabtastic.
Paying Tribute. No longer seen as tacky, local cover bands are on the rise. By Jess Blumberg
Talking Points. What is the best gift you've ever given? By Jess Blumberg
Sure Thing. Happy Head. By Hilary Geisbert
Bargains To-Go. Score affordable yet quality pieces on fashion trucks. By Jamie Edelen
My Top 10: Deanna Haggag, 26. The director of The Contemporary shares her source of fuel, how cheese inspires art, and her need for lip balm backup.
Homemade. Be creative with DIY gifts. By Jane Marion
Ask The Expert: Core Values. We ask Vicki Brick: what's the best way to get a flat stomach? By Jane Marion
Pig Out in Harbor East. Oliver Speck's turns to down-home barbecue. By Bianca Sienra
Finding A Safe Harbor: The Chasseur. A new owner and chef transform a Canton restaurant. By Suzanne Loudermilk
Grapevine. The Rich Taste of Bargain Wines. By John Farlow
Making Cookies, Gingerly. The popular treat comes in all shapes and sizes. By Suzanne Loudermilk.
Shine Bright. A cleverly designed lamp that's as curious as it is functional. By Hilary Geisbert
A Destination by Design. Thank Stephanie Gamble's mom for some of the touches in her Belvedere Square store. By Martha Thomas
Life of the Party. Get creative when dressing your table this holiday season. By Hilary Geisbert
Get Your Christmas On. Here are a dozen great places to get decorative holiday trinkets and trees, each with a unique draw. By Johanna Anderson Favole
Sutton Place. A globe-trotting childhood, an odd career turn, and a search for peach all play a part in designer Patrick Sutton's home. By Jane Marion, photography by Mitro Hood
Made to Order. Custom furniture is the newest trend in the buy-local movement. By Christianna McCausland, photography by Jonathan Hansen
Home Resource List. Our comprehensive 2013 Baltimore Home resource list.
Video: 20 Years of Sound Garden We interview Sound Garden's general manager about the store's anniversary and his top picks from the extensive vinyl collection.
Sutton Place: More photos from Patrick Sutton's home.
Total Recall: Sean Conlon's childhood photos and memories scrapbook.
Homemade: A DIY recipe for a brown sugar scrub.
Cameo: Jonte "Too Tall" Hall. Our interview with Jonte Hall, Harlem Globetrotter.
Q+A: Screening Process. Our interview with Elaine Eff, author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed.
Lucky Draw: Win a $250 gift certificate from Radcliffe Jewelers.
Publisher's Note: A Season of Need. If it's December it's high time to give. By Steve Geppi
Riding Solo: Spirits & The City. By Gina Geppi