Featured, Lifeline

Why the Grand Prix Failed in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 11:41am

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While I wasn’t sad to see the Baltimore Grand Prix go, I was a little curious about what exactly went wrong.

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Featured, Lifeline

When Bill Murray Crashed This Baltimorean’s Bachelor Party

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 10:26am

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EJ Rumpke was just minding his own business one Saturday this summer — okay, it was his bachelor party, so things might’ve been a little raucous–when Bill Murray showed up and crashed his party. Yes, Bill Murray-Bill Murray.┬áMillions of people watched the video of the ensuing shenanigans, but we talked with Rumpke–now happily married and the director of operations at a Baltimore-based start-up–to get the story behind the viral phenomenon.

So where and how did you come to meet Bill Murray?

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Health and Fitness, Schools

Johns Hopkins Works to Find Potential Ebola Protection Solutions

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 9:21am

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Last week, we told you about a Johns Hopkins contest to design better personal protective gear for doctors and nurses to use when treating Ebola patients.

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Culture

Homesick New Yorkers Can Watch Baltimore on the Big Screen

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 10:35am

Still from Matt Porterfield's film Putty Hill

Still from Matt Porterfield’s film Putty Hill

There’s more than one way to satisfy a homesick Baltimorean, at least if that person happens to live in New York City.

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Featured, Lifeline, Real Estate & Home

New to Baltimore? We Have Some Questions for You

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 9:35am

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If you’re new to Baltimore — meaning you’ve moved to the city within the past three years — we know some people who want to hear from you.

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Lifeline

Maryland House Boasts World’s Most Intense Halloween Display

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 27, 2014 10:31am

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Have you noticed Halloween displays becoming more and more elaborate in recent years? It’s almost as though people have started preparing for their insane Christmas displays with a warm-up version in October.

In any case, if there were a contest for “wackiest Halloween display,” this insane house in Odenton would win, hands down.

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Culture, Featured

New York Times Gets Excited About Baltimore Museum of Art

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 27, 2014 9:22am

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Photo via Baker Artist Awards

The grand, marble-stepped entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Art has been closed to visitors for as long as I’ve been alive. But starting next month, visitors will be able to walk up that grand staircase, pass between those massive columns, and enter into the museum in the grand old fashion.

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Health and Fitness

Two Baltimore Hospitals Will Deal with Potential Ebola Patients

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 11:09am

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First things first: You don’t have Ebola, and you (probably) won’t get it. As Twitter has pointed out, more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have contracted Ebola in the U.S. That said, if you did happen to just return from West Africa and you also happen to be running a fever, you’re going to be treated at one of three Maryland hospitals, two of which are in Baltimore.

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Featured, Lifeline

Cheap, Direct Flights from Baltimore to Iceland Start in 2015

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 10:51am

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Iceland is famous for Bjork and hot springs and gorgeous mountain vistas. And as of early next year, it’ll be one simple plane ride away. That’s because low-cost airline WOW, based in Iceland, has chosen BWI to be one of two airports offering direct flights to Reykjavik.

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A Linguist Explains the Baltimore Accent (and Kathy Bates)

4 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 10:20am

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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.

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