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Orioles Baseball: What it Feels Like to Be Perennial Contenders

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3:20pm

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While the autumnal equinox was a month ago, it felt very much like the first day of fall here in Baltimore the day after our extended baseball summer came to its abrupt end in Kansas City Wednesday night. I hadn’t noticed the leaves turning from green to red and brown in recent weeks, when all I could see was black and orange.

The sunny summer days and sultry nights spent drinking beer and eating peanuts at the ballpark are over and in some ways that’s the saddest part about the Orioles being knocked out of the playoffs.  The six-and-a-half month party at Oriole Park that began on March 31st is finally over. The last day of baseball season is always sad whether you’re team makes it to the World Series or comes in last place. The last day of the baseball season in any home town is sad simply because the season’s over. The teams that make it to the World Series get to keep on playing to the last possible day of the season, which in the end is what it’s all about, simply getting to play more games than the other guy; of course you do want to win that last one too. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Cross Keys, Culture, Shop Local, Sponsored Post

On The Wall with Renaissance Fine Arts – The Season of Change: Embracing the Colors of Fall

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 11:00am

Fall_Collage1 THE SEASON OF CHANGE: EMBRACING THE COLORS OF FALL

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Culture, Lifeline, Money & Power

USA Today Offers ‘Insider’s Guide’ to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 4:01pm

beachvolleyballFor the follow-up to their look at the city’s food scene, USA Today is branching out to the rest of Baltimore’s offerings. They even gave us a fancy graphic this time. Read More →

Culture, Mt. Vernon, Sponsored Post

Center Stage Presents Next to Normal – The Musical That Changes the Rules

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 10:00am

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Next to Normal

Oct 8–Nov 16

Music by Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by David Schweizer

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Culture, MillenniHell

The Bullying Goes On: From Hi-tech Tactics to Simple, Animal-like Behavior

4 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 1:00pm

Photo courtesy of howstuffworks.com

Photo courtesy of howstuffworks.com

Cyberbullying is the latest buzzword in the war against bullying. School-based lectures and wide-scale campaigns denouncing cyberbullying have beaten the message into adolescents that posting mean stuff online about someone you know can be extremely painful to the victim, resulting in despair, isolation and, in extreme cases, suicide. But the bullying goes on. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Yes, That Is a Serious Baltimore Accent on American Horror Story

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 9:30am

BeardAmerican Horror Story is a TV series on FX that’s grown increasingly popular since its inception three years ago. This year, the show’s getting more buzz than ever… and I’m pretty sure it’s because of the classic Baltimore accent it’s showcasing.

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Culture, Featured, Food & Drink

The Baltimore Food Scene – The House of Cards Version

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 2:05pm

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Last summer, I received a comment on my blog that was so fun. A crew member of House of Cards wrote to say that lots of people on set follow my blog and Instagram. Wait, WHAT DID YOU SAY? I looked the message again. Read it out loud. To myself. Yep, that’s what it says. They know who I am. Well, not exactly, but the writer said he’d been following me and noticed that I spend a lot of time in his neighborhood, Hampden. I wrote back and said that, yes, I have lived in Hampden since 2000 (pre-super coolness, thank you very much) and thanked him for writing me. Since he seemed to not be a total weirdo, we actually made plans to meet up for dinner during summer Restaurant Week. My friend said to me, “You’re breaking the wall? Huh? Why?” I said this person seemed perfectly nice and why not. And um, hellouuu. He does Kevin Spacey’s hair. So, yeah for some reason I thought that made it okay. And funny…this guy, Sean, has become one of my best friends. And as crazy as it sounds, he literally lives around the corner from me in The Hampdens. Read More →

Culture, Food & Drink

Win Two Free Tickets to Baltimore Green Work’s EcoBall, October 17

8 Written by: | Monday, Oct 13, 2014 3:30pm

 EcoBall line up
Baltimore Green Works hosts its Sixth Annual EcoBall, a farm-to-table Top Chef-style competition and party for the eco-minded, on Friday, October 17.  Baltimore’s bounty of local farmers have donated food for Stratford University student chefs to create sustainable dishes to be enjoyed by party goers. Eat, drink and be merry while dancing to the live band Mook. Bid on cool silent auction items with the proceeds supporting Baltimore Green Work’s Sustainable Speaker Series.

Ticket Giveaway:  Leave a comment below for a chance to win two free tickets to the party!

 

Culture, Food & Drink

Eater Explores Horse-and-Cart Vendor World in ‘Last of the Arabbers’

3 Written by: | Monday, Oct 13, 2014 2:05pm

The Arabbers. These guys have been around Baltimore City for 150+ years. Some have said that it’s cruel. One friend said to me, “Oh, they must be selling drugs,” but whatever your take on them, they are part of Baltimore’s history.

This article “The Last of the Arabbers” by Eater’s David Frey was eye-opening for me. I’ve seen this very guy, BJ, walking alongside his horse many times. When you hear that sound, the booming voice shouting “Canta…LOPE!” And, the jingling of the chains dangling from the horse, and when you see the colors draping the horse, and the cart, it definitely catches your eye.

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Culture, Lifeline

Let’s Go O’s: Adam Jones Gives Special Thanks to Fans After Game 3

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 10, 2014 4:45pm

Watch as Adam Jones expresses to fans in Detroit his thanks for their support.  It will get you pumped up for tonight! Let’ Go O’s!!

Video via mlb.com

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