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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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