Culture, Money & Power

Ravens Cornerback Victor Hampton Arrested for DWI in N.C.

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 02, 2015 8:48am

Raven Will Hill with a warrant for his arrest

A North Carolina state trooper clocked Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton at 100 miles per hour as he drove his Camaro convertible through a 55 mph zone on Interstate 77 in Charlotte. Read More →

Culture, Money & Power

SRB to Make Theatrical Debut in ‘Chicago’

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 4:19pm

Photo via Vanity Fair

Photo via Vanity Fair

Being mayor comes with a few perks. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will add the old Razzle Dazzle to her beneifts next week. The Baltimore mayor will appear in the musical Chicago, as the production debuts at the Hippodrome Theater. Read More →

Culture, Schools

Hopkins Student Documents South Pacific’s Changing Geography

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 11:01am

Justin Falcone

Justin Falcone

Inspired by post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin’s paradisaical images of indigenous life in the South Pacific, photographer and Johns Hopkins student Justin Falcone retraced Gauguin’s late-19th-century journey from Tahiti to Hawaii to document cultures threatened by catastrophic geographical changes. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Back When Oprah Lived in Baltimore…

0 Written by: | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 10:24am


Yesterday, Martha Stewart tweeted a 1982 picture of three big-haired ladies: Stewart, PR pro Susan Magrino, and a former Baltimore news anchor named Oprah Winfrey. This blast from the past made us nostalgic for Oprah’s Baltimore days. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Ravens Release “the Best Returner in the Game”

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 10:02am

Jacoby Jones

He was crucial to the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl win in 2013, but after a drop-off in his performance last season (which still earned him top 10 rankings in both kick off and punt returns), wide receiver Jacoby Jones has been released by the team. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Dan Deacon Gives a Tiny Desk Concert, Turns Office Into Dance Party

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 8:56am

Finally. All Songs Considered‘s Bob Boilen welcomed Baltimore’s own Dan Deacon, a table of gear, and a MIDI-fed player piano to into his NPR office for a “Tiny Desk Concert.”

The audio and video from the 23-minute performance was uploaded yesterday, along with some praise from Boilen: “Sometime years from now I may be asked: What was your favorite day at NPR? I am likely to say it’s the day Dan Deacon got the NPR staff worked up into a giant dance party!” Read More →

Culture, Shop Local

American Craft Council Show Returns to Baltimore This Weekend

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 2:30pm

American Craft Council

Visit the American Craft Council Show this year and get inspired. The show returns to Baltimore for its 39th year on February 20-22, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center.


Crafting has never been more engaging or more widely appreciated than now, and the show features the nation’s top talent. More than 650 contemporary craft artists will present their latest handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor creations. The Retail Show runs for three days with a special $5 ticket price Friday evening after 5 p.m. (the show goes until 8 p.m. that night). As in years past, attendees will enjoy special programs on home design, jewelry, hands-on crafting, and more. Read More →

Culture, Money & Power

Mo’Nique Says She Was “Blackballed” After Her Oscar Win

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 1:44pm


Mo’Nique and her husband Sydney Hicks at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010.

Baltimore-born-and-raised comic Mo’Nique won an Oscar for her role in Lee Daniels’s Precious in 2010, and since then she’s seen movie role after movie role evaporate, she told the Hollywood Reporter. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Baltimore Native Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins Polk Award

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 9:32am

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates at the University of Virginia during the MLK Celebration 2015. Photo by Montesbradley.

If you neglected to read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Case for Reparations,” back when it was cover story for the Atlantic in June of last year, here’s your second opportunity. The Baltimore native and Woodlawn High grad’s provocative analysis of the forces that have hindered African Americans in accumulating wealth since the end of slavery just earned him a George Polk Award for commentary. Read More →

Culture, Featured

It’s a Great Month for Baltimore Book Lovers

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 9:05am

Anne Tyler, whose new novel was released earlier this month.

Anne Tyler, whose new novel was released earlier this month.

If you’re a book-loving Baltimorean, you’re probably having a very good month.

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