Featured, Lifeline

Ben Carson Out-raises Hillary Clinton in 2014 So Far

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 10:00am

Ben Carson

It takes money–a lot of money– to run for political office, and the candidate who raises the most money tends to come out on top. So it’s very interesting that Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson ha raised $2.4 million toward his campaign for president in 2016, making him an early front-runner in the race–at least as far as money goes.
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Lifeline

The Montana Politician with the Amazing Maryland Accent is Ba-ack!

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 10:25am

Back in November, we featured a TV commercial by Montana senate candidate Matt Rosendale, mostly because of his amazing Maryland accent. Well, those wild Eastern Shore vowels are back in Rosendale’s newest campaign ad. And it’s even more amazing. I really can’t get enough of this guy.
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Schools

Towson Debate Team Help Transform Stodgy College Debate World

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 9:56am

CEDA-National-Debate-Champs

The high school and college debate worlds has long been the provenance of, well, nerds. (I can say that because I did debate in high school. And I was a total nerd.) Other critics argue that the extracurricular activity reinforces traditional forms of privilege and power. But in recent years, the debate world has been transformed by “an increasingly diverse group of participants…[who are] mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics,” as Jessica Carew Kraft writes in the Atlantic. And the Towson University debate team, comprised largely of African-American women, is leading the way.
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Culture

Beautiful Photographs of Baltimore’s Gender-Bending Voguers

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:33am

Photo by Frédéric Nauczyciel

Photo by Frédéric Nauczyciel

Via Slate, we stumbled on French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel’s gorgeous portraits of Baltimore’s voguers.  “They invent themselves. They decide who they want to be. They can twist very easily from masculine to feminine, from nice to mean,” Nauczyciel said, of the subculture’s practitioners. “I think it’s very brave, very courageous.”
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Featured, Lifeline, Station North

New Yorker Writer Hung Out at North Ave. McDonald’s to Get Sources for His Story on Jail Corruption

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 10:06am

mcdonalds-sign-hed-2013

If you read Jeffrey Toobin’s New Yorker article on the Baltimore jail scandal (which you should! it’s fascinating!), you may have wondered how he got so many people to open up about what it’s like inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. It turns out it wasn’t that hard at all: He went to McDonald’s.
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Featured, Schools

Students Build Musical Staircase at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:42am

In the course of daily life, most of us go up and down dozens of stairs every day. And usually, we don’t think much of it. But thanks to a transformation by undergrads in the Johns Hopkins Robotics Club, a staircase in one of the university’s academic buildings is now a whole different kind of experience.
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Featured, Lifeline

Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Setting Fire

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 10:32am

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

In September 2007, a fire broke out in a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, destroying the building. It was just one of a series of suspicious fires in the area around that time–and last week, a volunteer firefighter who put out the blaze was accused of setting it.
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Featured, Lifeline, Money & Power

Day Care Costs More (A Lot More!) Than College in Maryland

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 10:11am

Graphic via the Washington Post

Graphic via the Washington Post

In recent years, there has been lots of press about the skyrocketing costs of college tuition. But parents in Maryland can expect to pay their heftiest education bills far earlier in their children’s lives; according to a report by Child Care Aware America, the annual cost of daycare in Maryland is nearly $5,000 more than the average tuition and fees of public college.
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Culture, Featured

A Book Lover’s Guide to Baltimore

2 Written by: | Monday, Apr 14, 2014 9:30am

literary guide to baltimore

You know how many New Yorkers have never visited the Statue of Liberty? I’m the same way about some of Baltimore’s most famous literary landmarks. I know they’re here, I’d love to pay a visit, but I somehow keep putting it off. That’s why I’m grateful for this thorough and useful “literary guide to Baltimore” by Book Riot. Sure, it features the usual suspects (the Poe gravestone; the H.L. Mencken house), but there are also a few hidden gems (the Dorothy Parker Memorial Garden at NAACP headquarters — who knew!?).
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Featured, Food & Drink

Hampden Pizzeria Is Evicted, Ceases Operations

8 Written by: | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 10:45am

Photo via Yelp

Photo via Yelp

Angelo’s Pizza in Baltimore boasted “the world’s biggest slice” on its sign. Alas, that questionable claim is no longer true; as the Baltimore Sun reports, the Hampden pizza place has been evicted from its Keswick Street building, and has no plans to re-open.
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