If the look of handwriting on an old surface tattered from use grabs your attention or if you admire people who dare to do the seemingly impossible to further scientific inquiry, there are two titles by and about creative spirits to put on your bedside table. The elegant design …Read More »
What do a cell phone, a toolbox and the remnants of an F-15 fighter jet all have in common? They’re all objects Benjamin Kelley has used in the past for his art. “I’ve been exploring similar-rooted themes for a while now. They’re broad, and that allows me to really push …Read More »
Back in the 1970s, my babysitter wore a T-shirt with the slogan “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever.” I don’t remember if her shirt was pastel (probably) or emblazoned with glittery lettering and a butterfly (most likely), but I have …Read More »
To the Rescue Retired racehorses are granted a rare chance at redemption thanks to devoted Maryland equestrians.
Walk into the stables at Kimberly Godwin Clark’s Leighton Farm and the latest works-in-progress pop their heads over their stall doors, ears pricked, eyes kind. There’s Two Punch Willy, a breathtaking gray who raced twice, didn’t earn a cent, and wants to be a dressage horse. There’s Scotty, a …Read More »
On a summer evening about a year ago, a small group of local comedians took turns performing for an equally small audience at the cozy and intimate 3 Bean Coffee in Federal Hill. One of the standups that evening was Jessica Murphy Garrett, then 33, whose performance that night was …Read More »
ANIMAL INSTINCT Run wild at The Maryland Zoo’s annual Zoo Zoom race and fun run. The full course winds through the zoo, giving participants a chance to catch a quick glimpse of its inhabitants as they speed, cheetah-style, to the finish line. All runners get free all-day admission, too, and …Read More »
Voices from Home Beautiful prose and haunting stories captivate in this trio of novels from writers with Maryland connections or whom we just admire.
There is no shortage of novels to savor this fall from writers connected to our state’s vibrant community of prose. Here are three we highly recommend. In Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell (City Lights Books, 280 pages, $21.95) Julie cuts school to explore the Badlands with her girlfriend …Read More »
Minding Manners Etiquette is back in fashion for corporates and casuals who want to make an impression.
Think etiquette has gone the way of the dodo? Think again. Learning to mimic Kate Middleton’s grace and style is on the upswing. The Plaza Hotel in New York City recently introduced etiquette classes with topics ranging from networking to dining and social skills. It seems the casual culture of …Read More »
Baltimore photographer and sculptor Helen Glazer has spent the past year engaged in a serious challenge, trying to create relatable art about a place most people will never see and know little about: Antarctica. “I’m going to call it ‘Walking in Antarctica,’” Glazer says of the exhibit she created. As …Read More »
The difference between a giraffe and a canary may just be the best way to explain how technology has changed the classroom. Or to be more precise, a second grade animal report about a giraffe and another about a canary. Megan Shay, director of pre-K to 12th grade English language …Read More »