Culture, Food & Drink

NY Food Blog Food52 Recommends 8 Ways To Spend a Day In and Around Baltimore

5 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 2:45pm

Mt. Vernon view of Baltimore

From grabbing sandwiches at Stone Mill Bakery to walking the cobblestone streets of Fells Point, the post names some of our favorite things to do. What are yours? Let us know in the comments. – The Eds.

Food52 – In a recent essay in the New York Times titled “My Own Private Baltimore,” Tim Kreider wrote that the city is “ideally positioned between New York and Washington so that all the ambitious people are siphoned off,” which leaves “the lazier, saner remainder in peace to enjoy low rents, cheap beers and a life undisturbed by the clamorous egos of the driven.” Instead of Baltimore’s slogan “The Greatest City in America,” Kreider’s friend proposed “Baltimore: Your Ex-Boyfriend Still Lives Here.” Read More →

Culture, Featured, Lifeline

RIP Wes Craven, Johns Hopkins Alum

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 8:56am


You know how tragic celebrity deaths always seem to come in threes? This week, we lost the lovely Oliver Sacks, and then shortly afterward horror maven–and Johns Hopkins alum– Wes Craven. Read More →


Marin Alsop to Lead Peabody Conducting Program

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3:49pm

Marin Alsop

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Director Marin Alsop. Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Marin Alsop is adding another job to her already impressive resume. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director was appointed as the Peabody Conservatory’s graduate conducting program. Read More →

Culture, Mt. Vernon, Sponsored Post

Center Stage Presents A World Premiere Production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 1:30pm


A World Premiere Production of Jane Austen’s 
Pride and Prejudice

Adapted by Christopher Baker
Sep 11–Oct 11

“As fresh and relevant as the day it was written.”—The Independent (UK)

Jane Austen’s mastery of manners and morals will be on full display in Center Stage’s new production of her beloved masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. In the Bennet sisters’ 19th-century English world, marriage is the prize, but for second-eldest, Lizzy, companionship trumps blind courtship. Enter Mr. Darcy, and one of literature’s most iconic and tempestuous romances takes flight. Journey through a world quite unlike—and yet perhaps not so different from—our own, as Lizzy and Darcy learn that first impressions aren’t all they seem, and that second chances can lead to answers that have been there the entire time.

Or purchase a Center Stage Membership.


Culture, Lifeline

Mid-Atlantic Day Trips: Western Maryland Rail Trail

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 1:07pm


Mid-Atlantic Day Trips – The Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) still beckoned to us, even though we hadn’t liked the east-from-Hancock section of it very much (for that stretch, recommend sticking to the C&O Canal, which is further away from the highway and a little more pleasant, but read more about that here). The blurb about the western half in the Rails to Trails book sounded interesting, mentioning the remains of an old cement factory, and some views of the Potomac. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Guidebook Gets Kids Back into Baseball

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 28, 2015 10:30am

baseball book pix

Local Writer Charlie Vascellaro pens guide to the game and heads to Little League World Series of Baseball this weekend for book signing.

For 12 years, Baltimore-based sports writer Charlie Vascellaro moonlighted as a bartender at Grand Cru in Belvedere Square Market, where local illustrator Kevin O’Malley could often be found doodling and hanging out. They struck up a friendship, learned they shared a passion for baseball, and decided to pool their talents to produce a product that would help re-ignite the same spirit of the game in today’s youth. The result? At the Ballpark: A Fan’s Companion, published in August 2015. Read More →


This Brazilian Street Artist Created 3 Murals in West Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 24, 2015 11:30am


Keto at W. North Ave. and Druid Hill Ave. (via NBC News)

After seeing Freddie Gray’s death and the riots that followed his funeral play out, Alexandre Keto wanted to see Baltimore with his own eyes. The graffiti artist ended up lending his creativity to West Baltimore. Read More →

Culture, Station North

Save the Date: Warren Berger Public Lecture & Book Signing

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 4:00pm

2015 Warren Berger Poster FINAL OPTThe Center for Social Design is delighted to be hosting a visit from Warren Berger who is author of multiple books on design, innovation, and creativity. Warren will be with us for a public lecture and book signing in Falvey Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 7:00-9:00pm, as well as a joint seminar with MASD and Johns Hopkins students.

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Mondo Festo Provides Glimpse of Artists Behind Forthcoming Performance Space

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 2:49pm

Future home of Le Mondo

Future home of Le Mondo

catch of the day fish (2)This weekend, get a look at what might be on offer at a Howard St. space that’s slated to become a center for live performance in the city.  Read More →


Save the Date: Pigtown Design Blogger Meg Fielding on the History of Charles Street, Oct. 25

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 1:45pm

As you might know, I occasionally give lectures and talks, and I’ve just scheduled my next one for October 25th. The talk is called “200 Years of History on Charles Street.” Charles Street is the main street of Baltimore and it divides the city neatly in half. It runs from south of the harbor,monument (38)

all the way up to the beltway encircling the city.monument (54)

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