Annapolis, Lifeline

Naval Academy Lacrosse Player Threatens Cab Driver with a Butter Knife

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 10:21am

butter-knife

According to the Naval Academy’s website, the school “espouse[s] the Navy and Marine Corps’ Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” I’m not exactly sure how “threatening a cab driver with a butter knife” fits into that value system, though.
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Culture

Maryland Should Ditch House of Cards and Give All Our Money to Veep Instead

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 10:21am

Governor Martin O'Malley schmoozes with the cast of Veep

Governor Martin O’Malley schmoozes with the cast of Veep

Veep, HBO’s political satire show starring Elaine–sorry, Julia Louis-Dreyfus–announced this week that it’s been re-upped for a fourth season, and that it’ll return to Baltimore for filming. You may have not heard about it, because Veep producers didn’t cause a huge kerfluffle by demanding millions of dollars in extra tax breaks, like some locally-filmed shows we know.
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Lifeline

Baltimore’s Awkward Relationship with Our Sister Cities

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 10:30am

Photo via Wired

Photo via Wired

Some sisters are so close that they tell each other everything. Others have a more… strained relationship. Baltimore and her sister cities seem to fit into that second category. One measure of just how strained the relationship is: I didn’t even know we had sister cities!
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Featured, Schools

Meet Johns Hopkins’ Impressive Honorary Degree Recipients

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9:51am

mica-prez-fred-lazarus

You have to be pretty special to get a degree from Johns Hopkins, which means you have to be extra special to be deemed worthy of an honorary degree. This year’s recipients are a laudable bunch, including a hero of the gay-rights movement, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a beloved bow-tie wearing Baltimorean.
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Links

Irony Alert: Outbreak of Food Poisoning at Baltimore’s Food Safety Conference

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 9:50am

FoodSafetySummit-logo

Officials at the Food Safety Summit, held earlier this month at the Baltimore Convention Center, attended panels on dealing with food allergens, product testing, and food handler training. They also may have eaten food that got them sick.
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Lifeline

Are Doctors Really That Miserable?

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 21, 2014 9:36am

sad doctor

Forget the high pay, societal admiration, and life-saving: Being a doctor is actually “a miserable and humiliating undertaking,” according to a recent Daily Beast article. So miserable, in fact, that medicine was recently ranked the second-most suicidal occupation (after marine engineers — who knew?!). But are physicians really that unhappy?
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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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