Actor and social activist Harry Belafonte will visit the University of Baltimore as a guest lecturer and speaker for the University’s pilot course, Citizenship and Freedom: The Civil Rights Era on Tuesday, May 6. Belafonte, an outspoken and highly engaged participant in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, is one of several guest lecturers speaking on their experiences surrounding a decade of historical landmarks, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Read More →
As Goucher writing prof Kathy Flann endured five years of tenure-track hell, her health fell apart and she began to question her own creative work–you won’t guess what happened next.
When I landed what’s known as a “tenure-track” job teaching creative writing at Goucher College, it was the culmination of long and arduous quest. There were so many fiction writers clambering for university teaching positions that several hundred people would sometimes apply for an opening. Read More →
Veep, HBO’s political satire show starring Elaine–sorry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus–announced this week that it’s been re-upped for a fourth season, and that it’ll return to Baltimore for filming. You may have not heard about it, because Veep producers didn’t cause a huge kerfluffle by demanding millions of dollars in extra tax breaks, like some locally-filmed shows we know.
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This is a Hot House column that ran back in 2012. The house, designed by Ulrich Franzen — you know, Ulrich Franzen — is back on the market, now priced at $1,290,000, so if you were interested back then, now’s the time ….
HOT HOUSE: 703 Skywater Road, Gibson Island, Md. 21056
International modern style, stone and steel construction, circa 1962, in good condition. Three bedrooms, three full baths on two stories, with elevator and indoor resistance pool. 2,826 sq. ft. on a 1.1 acre lot, landscaped and wooded: $2,275,000
Hampden is ready to welcome a new bar and restaurant to take over the old Dogwood location. Le Garage, which as you probably got from the name is a casual French place, opens this Friday on the Avenue.
The executive chef is Sarah Acconcia, formerly of the 13.5% Wine Bar, who has been tasked with crafting “working class” versions of fancy French staples and putting new twists on “peasant dishes.” >Entrees will be priced between $15 and $19 “for the most part” (though City Paper has it between $16 and $23 for single-person entrees). Read More →
30 percent of all pedestrian crashes in Maryland happen right in Baltimore. That’s 700 pedestrian crashes in the city every year. 100 result in a death. Of the other 600, many cause “life changing injuries.” Luckily, Johns Hopkins has offered its research prowess to solving the public safety issue, and it’s teaming with the MVA to campaign for pedestrian safety.
What did they learn from their 4,000-respondent online survey, focus groups, and expert interviews? Motorists and pedestrians are equally to blame for the accidents. The campaign is urging walkers to “stop, wait, go slow. Be alert and don’t get hurt.” It doesn’t look sound that catchy at first, but it’s memorable enough. Read More →
Wednesday Morning Headlines: Towson University Earns Nat’l Recognition for Green Practices; Brown Responds to Gansler Gaffe; Slain 14-Year-Old Remembered as a Good Friend; and More
Towson University Earns National Recognition for ‘Green’ Practices - North Baltimore Patch
Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend - Baltimore Sun
Netflix, home of ‘House of Cards,’ to raise prices - Baltimore Sun
Spring-time for Wye Oak - City Paper
Police Accuse Father & Son Of Being Drug Traffickers - CBS Baltimore
In wake of Columbia mall shooting, Ken Ulman proposes increased mental health spending for Howard County - Baltimore Business Journal
D.C. prison guard arrested on bribery charges - Washington Post
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