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Savvy Shopper: September

The Hunting Ground.

Petal Power Rosé season may be coming to an end, but Savvy is still thinking pink when it comes to her September sips. And now she can wear her wine …

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Flight Pattern


How did we hear about Baltimore-based textile artist Jen McBrien? Let’s just say a little birdy told us—or, more specifically, a Dark-eyed Junco, the star of this stunning decorative pillow …

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Bootie School


Fall calls for at least one pair of new booties—that’s just a basic academic fact. Extra-credit assignment: Opt not for just any cute booties, but fun and fab shoes that …

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Art Transplant: The Writing Partners


Michelle Mariano isn’t allowed to have any ice cream for the foreseeable future. A dietary restriction? Nope, a literary one. “I was supposed to submit [my novel-in-stories manuscript] by May …

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Weekend Plans Sept. 22-25

Baltimore Book Festival 2015

THURSDAY 22 Art: “John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos” Baltimore’s favorite son brings his unique brand of oddity to “John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos,” a 2014 remake of “Pink Flamingos” featuring a full …

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Well, That’s Embarrassing

Adam Rubin, Mortified performer and producer.

Remember your childhood diary? That worn, tattered book was a veritable surplus of embarrassing adolescent thoughts: “juicy” secrets, way-too-detailed accounts of every encounter you had with your seventh-grade crush (just …

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Art and Soul


Published Sept. 20, Gary Vikan’s new book Sacred and Stolen explores the little-seen scandalous side of the art world…all while delving deeper into Vikan’s own life in a moving memoir. …

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House Envy: A Confession


Patterson Park—with its happy expanse of green and backdrop of tall, colorful rowhouse mansions—is one of the coolest areas to call home in Baltimore City. Several of my friends happen …

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Art Transplant: The Foodie Bassoonist


Although he played three days earlier in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season-ending performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” at Meyerhoff Hall, Fei Xie, the orchestra’s principal bassoonist, hasn’t entirely, so to speak, …

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Art Transplant: The Museum Director


“To me, Baltimore is a collision of East Coast and Southern sensibilities, producing a culture that I have never experienced anywhere else—and it’s fascinating,” confides Chris Bedford by phone from …

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Livable Art


$7,995,000 POSTMODERN PAEAN Bedrooms: 8 Baths: 6 Square feet: 9,522 Set in an enviable spot between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this Bethesda beauty is sure to impress both architecture and …

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Soul Food


Hello, beauties—happy September! Here come those three crazy months filled with exhausting celebrations, quirky family and delicious food. It will be busy, and that’s okay. Take a second to relax: …

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Afraid of the Dark?


Tony Shore started painting on black velvet in the early ‘90s when he was a junior at MICA—where he received a full scholarship, incidentally. Growing up in Morrell Park, he’d spent …

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California Dreamin’

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On a cool Monday night in West Hollywood, silver stars light the sky as I snuggle under a fur throw to screen a thriller. I’m rooftop at the Petit Ermitage …

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In Black and White


In the winter of 2014, University of Maryland alum Jason Reynolds and Boston native Brendan Kiely were sent off on tour together in support of their debut novels: When I …

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Everything But The House


Strolling down the streets of Guilford to Sherwood Gardens, I often admire the extravagant houses in the area, dreaming of what could be inside. In a city whose people and …

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Bottoms Up: Art of the Sage


  Andy Warhol was the master of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. From soup cans to Brillo boxes, he reimagined everyday items into centerpieces of conversation. Taking inspiration from …

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Pizza Partiers


The buzz that surrounded the opening of Federal Hill’s latest pizzeria, &pizza, included the D.C.-based chain’s clever offer to provide a year of free pizza (one pie per week) to …

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Sunset Thrill


Like a hoarder of a gift bottle of Chablis or a fine dining certificate, we’ve held close our knowledge of Canton’s DockBar—the newly refurbished outdoor area at The Boathouse—until just …

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Caribbean Queen


There’s a new game in town for food from the Caribbean. Sajhoma, which opened at the end of February, is bringing Dominican flavor to Fleet Street in Fells Point. The …

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