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Watch Baltimore Feminist Punk Band’s Song About the Wage Gap

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10:22am

Photo by Michael Andrade//via W.O.W. Facebook page

Photo by Michael Andrade//via W.O.W. Facebook page

War on Women is a Baltimore punk band with a name that’s as in-your-face as its music is. They write songs about everything from abortion to YouTube comments. Their most recent music video is for a song about the glass ceiling and the gender wage gap, and it features short clips of Baltimore women at work… including a cameo by a very important lady. Read More →

Culture

Meet Derick Ebert, Baltimore’s First Youth Poet Laureate

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10:21am

Derick Ebert

Derick Ebert, performing his poem “Black,” via YouTube.com

University of Baltimore sophomore Derick Ebert told the Afro-American that he only started writing poetry seriously a year ago. But that can’t be true; he’s just been crowned Baltimore’s first youth poet laureate after winning a competition organized by Dew More Baltimore. Read More →

Culture, Featured

How The Wire Derived Inspiration from Actual Corrupt Baltimore Politicians

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:19am

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The Wire has been off the air for seven years now, but judging from the number of thinkpieces, nostalgiapieces, and regular old pieces devoted to it, devoted viewers still miss it acutely. Read More →

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Bill Cosby to Play the Lyric on Friday

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:13am

A still from a recent video promoting Cosby's recent Charleston, S.C., show

A still from a recent video promoting Cosby’s recent Charleston, W.V., show

This Friday, the Lyric Opera House will host Bill Cosby, “[o]ne of America’s most beloved comedians of all time.” Or at least, that’s how the event write-up would have it. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Money & Power

Salon Publishes Essay “Against the New Baltimore”

7 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 7:45am

D. Watkins

Photo via d-watkins.com

Writer (and speaker and educator) D. Watkins has written so much, and so movingly, about life in Baltimore that he has become, in his words, “the go-to guy on issues concerning the Negro culture of our city.” In his new essay at Salon, “Black History Bulldozed for Another Starbucks: Against the New Baltimore,” Watkins wonders aloud whether he even still loves Baltimore, which, despite his frequent meetings with “politicians, investors,” and other local mucky-mucks, has changed into something “alien.” Read More →

Culture

3 Ways to Celebrate the Free State on Maryland Day

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 5:14pm

Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson

Founding of Maryland, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson

Maryland Day is March 25, marking the day the first European settlers arrived on the shores of the Land of Pleasant Living. Since those settlers arrived in 1634, it’s fitting that Maryland Day celebrations focus on things from the past. Around the city, there’s a cross, coffins and more: Read More →

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It’s Spring in Maryland, Time for The Races: ‘My Lady’s Manor’ to Benefit Ladew

0 Written by: | Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 4:00pm

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On Saturday, April 11th My Lady’s Manor, one of Maryland’s oldest and most competitive days of timber racing, will be run for the benefit of Ladew Topiary Gardens.  Since 1909, the exciting day of equestrian sport has marked the beginning of Spring in the Harford County countryside.

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Annapolis, Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Culture, Featured, Sponsored Post

70 Films in One Hollywood Packed Weekend at the Annapolis Film Festival

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 1:00pm

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For the third year, the Annapolis Film Festival (AFF) will bring Hollywood to the Chesapeake with an incredible line up of independent feature, shorts and documentary films. The Festival takes place March 26 to 29, 2015, in downtown Annapolis. Moviegoers can stroll from venue to venue or catch a free City Circulator trolley to see some of the world’s smartest and edgiest just-released films. Read More →

Culture, Featured

David Simon Has a New HBO Show

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 10:23am

David Simon

Baltimore’s own David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme, is at work on a new project for HBO, which is slated to air sometime later this year. Read More →

Culture, Station North

PMF VI – Open Space’s Sixth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair at the Baltimore Design School

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 9:00am

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unnamedBuilding on five consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VI, the Sixth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place March 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Baltimore Design School. Read More →

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