Featured, Lifeline

That Thing the Patriots Did to the Ravens Is No Longer Legal

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 8:15am

Somebody get this guy a copy of the new rulebook.

Somebody get this guy a copy of the new rulebook.

Forget Deflategate. (Wait, you already have?) There was a certain annoying tactic the New England Patriots used against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round in January, one that was so annoying that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was questioned about it after the game. That question was apparently so annoying to Brady that he simply suggested that the Ravens “should study the rulebook and figure it out.” Well, now it’s illegal. Read More →

Featured, Schools

If Anything We Should Use More Snow Days, Says Harvard Prof

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 7:45am

Snow City

Well this is interesting. After a snow-day-filled school year that has school districts across the state scrambling to make up lost time and/or requesting waivers for going over the limit, a professor at Harvard has authored a study that suggests they shouldn’t worry about it. In fact, if anything, they should be erring on the side of too many snow days rather than too few. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Money & Power

Maryland Bans Powdered Alcohol Before it Hits the Shelves

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 4:44pm


Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot issued a “voluntary ban” on powdered alcohol – or palcohol – in Maryland on Wednesday, and added that the state’s entire alcohol industry was behind him. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

One Lacrosse Dad Issues Plea to Improve the Game

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 3:08pm

(Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

(Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

With lacrosse season opening up on fields across Baltimore, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the state of the game. As a local lacrosse parent with ties to lax families around the country, Teddy Brown is in a unique place to weigh in on what he terms the “machine” around the game. Read More →


Culture, Featured

How The Wire Derived Inspiration from Actual Corrupt Baltimore Politicians

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


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 →

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 →

Featured, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Money & Power

Baltimore City Council Refuses to Require Restaurants to Post Inspection Grades

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 3:47pm

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Two weeks ago, the Baltimore City Council gave initial passage to legislation that would have required restaurants to post restaurant inspection grades. In two weeks, something changed. The council rejected the bill on a final vote Monday night. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Health and Fitness

More Vegan Ballpark Food Coming to Camden Yards

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 2:51pm

photo via PlantBar

photo via PlantBar

PlantBar, which offers vegan food options at Belvedere Square Market, is opening up a new spot at Camden Yards this season. Read More →

Featured, Glyndon, Greenspring Valley, Hot House, Real Estate & Home

Happiness For Sale: 147 Acres, Barns and Stables In The Greenspring Valley

3 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 11:25am

Hot House: Deer Park Farm, 3115 Black Rock Road, Glyndon, MD 21071


Federal style brick farmhouse, circa 1851, with seamed metal roof. Completely renovated, 5,500 sq. ft. Five bedrooms, 6 baths over two levels, unfinished basement. Hardwood floors, 5 fireplaces, country kitchen, two family rooms, ensuite master bath with sep. glass shower, soaking tub, walk-in closet. Central air, two car garage. Bank barn, additional barn with 12 stalls total, paddock, stable w/caretakers apartment, riding ring, machine shed. ¬†Two-acre pond with pond house and dock: $1.85 million Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Obama’s Niece Threatened at Maryland Basketball Game

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 9:38am


Leslie Robinson is a 6-foot freshman at Princeton and a forward on that school’s basketball team. She also happens to be the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, making her the president’s niece. Read More →

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