Culture, Lifeline

Playwright Anna Deavere Smith Returns to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:29am

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Anna Deavere Smith grew up on Bentalou Street on the west side of Baltimore in the 1950s. After graduating from Western High School, she left town to embark on a career that’s included a six-year sting on The West Wing, a MacArthur genius grant, and Pulitzer Prize nominations.  Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Does Ray Rice Deserve Another Chance?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 9:11am

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Every week seems to bring a new NFL drama. This week it’s Tom Brady’s turn (again). But despite the focus on deflategate, there’s another scandal-plagued football player being discussed in ESPN circles: Ray Rice. Read More →

Culture, Links

Rihanna Wanted to Play a Post-Protest Show in Baltimore

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 9:24am

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Yesterday, thanks to a Maryland Public Information Act request, the Baltimore Sun received more than 7,000 emails sent to and from City of Baltimore officials during and after the riots, protests, and unrest in April. The paper is still sifting through all those documents, but they’ve already uncovered one juicy (and, in the grand scheme of things, pretty trivial) tidbit. Read More →

Featured, Food & Drink, Lifeline

Virginia Tries to Take Credit for Maryland Crabs

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 9:14am

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Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe told a radio interviewer that most so-called Maryland crabs are actually born in Virginia. “So really,” he said, :they should be Virginia crabs.” The nerve! Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, Links

Boat Accident in Baltimore Kills Two, Injures Six

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 9:52am

Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

On Saturday night, a group of women were enjoying themselves at the Hard Yacht Cafe in Dundalk, where they met a man with a boat. After a bit more bar-hopping, a group of 8 boarded Timothy Wilson’s 37-foot boat and went for a cruise down the Patapsco River, the Baltimore Sun reportsRead More →

Money & Power

WaPo Looks Into O’Malley’s Money

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 9:22am

When you decide to run for president, you’re signing up for a whole lot of scrutiny–of your voting record, your personal life, and your finances. So former Maryland governor/current 2016 presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley could hardly have been surprised when the Washington Post started digging into his financial life. Read More →

Health and Fitness, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins Researchers’ Lab Mistake Leads to Nobel-Winning Discovery

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:30am

Dr. Torsten Wiesel, via the Golden Goose Award

Dr. Torsten Wiesel, via the Golden Goose Award

When is a mistake not a mistake? When it ends up winning you a Nobel Prize, of course. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Johns Hopkins to Offer Study Abroad Program in Cuba

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 24, 2015 9:17am

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Normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. are opening up all sorts of new possibilities (remember those non-stop flights between BWI and Havana?). Now Johns Hopkins is taking advantage of the changing status of Cuba by offering a semester-long study abroad program on the island, in partnership with a consortium of other schools. Read More →

Lifeline

City Forgets to Clean Up Bloody Bus Stop Crime Scene

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9:30am

Photo via the Baltimore Spectator

Photo via the Baltimore Spectator

Two people were injured in a shooting near a bus stop on the 5200 block of York Road on Tuesday night. (According to the Baltimore Sun, both were taken to area hospitals; there has been no update on their condition.) On Wednesday morning, neighbors were shocked to find that the crime scene still looked–well, like a crime scene, complete with smears of blood all over the bus stop’s glass. Read More →

Lifeline

Thanks to “Super El Nino,” Baltimore Can Expect a Mild Winter

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9:17am

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We’re in the middle of another one of those El Nino events, and according to some meterological predictions, this one might just be the strongest on record. So what exactly does that mean for Baltimore weather? Read More →

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