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A Conversation with Mikita Brottman

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Earlier this summer, I sat down with author and MICA professor Mikita Brottman to discuss her new book, The Maximum Security Book Club (HarperCollins), which chronicles her time volunteering as …

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Literate Disobedience

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  It’s time for one of my favorite weeks of the year: Banned Books Week! As a kid, books were among my prized possessions and I would yell at my …

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Rain or Shine

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After a whole year of planning, everything is finally falling into place for Little Italy’s Madonnari Arts Festival…that is, everything but the weather. “The weather may be an issue,” says …

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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$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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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