If you thought it was bad when 17,553 gallons of raw sewage flowed into Gwynns Falls over the course of eight days, with the city finally fixing it Oct. 2), then take a look at this. But you may want to plug your nose. A new leak sent 36,000 gallons of sewage into Maiden’s Choice Run, a Gwynns Falls tributary, in just three hours on Thursday. At least this time we heard about it a lot sooner! Read More →
Some folks over at Vox decided they were not satisfied Kathy Bates’s Twitter announcement that she is, indeed, attempting a hardcore Highlandtown accent for her role as a bearded lady on American Horror Story. So they enlisted the help of a linguist to go deeper into this particular attempt at dialect. The answer? Baltimore, yes — but also “back vowel-fronting,” it turns out.
This month marks the 154th birthday of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s centerpiece of urban greenery, and one of the oldest city parks in the entire United States. To celebrate that birthday — and also to comply with new federal mandates requiring cities to have more on-hand drinking water — the park is about to get an upgrade. What do we have to look forward to? In three words: Waterfalls and rowboats.
Wednesday night, another person jumped the fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. and made it onto the White House lawn. This time the man was apprehended before making it to the residence. The jumper has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md.
A LinkedIn account in Adesanya’s name boasts a network of zero and a few angsty jokes. His professions are identified as “American Slave” and “Ha Ha at Rothschild.” In another reference to the prominent banking family, the profile says: ““Still waiting for Nathaniel Philip Rothschild and his father; Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild-4th Baron Rothschild to let me go. Whenever that day comes…” Read More →
For Jen Michalski
As it has been six and a half years since we last spoke, we really have a lot to talk about. Marriages, births, deaths, graduations, all sorts of good news and bad. Your little namesake started high school in September, and just a couple of weeks ago, your pal Leon Katz died. I so wanted to call you to discuss it, to reminisce about the old days, the old crowd, Jane and Hy, Diane and Leon, Nancy and Caesar, Lois and Emmett. Maybe you would have told me things I couldn’t have known as a child. I would love some fifty-year-old gossip. Read More →
Hot House: 405 Chatolanee Hill Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Brick Georgian colonial style house with slate roof, circa 1930, with more recent two-story wing additions on both sides. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, over three levels. Luxurious master suite. Cook’s kitchen, breakfast room overlooking pool, library/family room with wet bar, fireplace and French doors opening to private, landscaped four acres. Very fine gardens with hardscaping and attached garage: $1,995,000 Read More →
Baltimore has 16,000 vacant homes; on any given night, there are an average of 3,000 homeless people within the city limits. Putting those two facts next to each other begs an obvious question. Read More →
The Fells Point bar Bad Decisions has the Baltimore region’s first bitcoin ATM. Before their Coin Outlet-brand ATM was installed Monday night, Baltimoreans would have had to travel to New York, North Carolina, or Ohio to find a machine that dispenses the anonymous and wildly fluctuating digital currency. Read More →
Jose Bowen’s CV is 33 pages long, and it reads like a how-to guide to a liberal arts education. A musicologist with four Stanford degrees under his belt, starting with a B.S. in Chemistry, Bowen has risen quickly through the ranks of academia – at Stanford, the University of Southampton (England), Georgetown University, Miami University, and for the past eight years, as Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Read More →
Not long ago, the Baltimore Fire Department was so cash-strapped that they considered selling ad space on the sides of their fire trucks. Clearly, there was no extra money in the budget for fancy gym equipment–even though staying in shape is a crucial part of a firefighter’s job. Luckily, some of our favorite local do-gooders decided to adopt this problem as their own, resulting in new, state-of-the-art gym equipment in the city’s three busiest fire houses.
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