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Pregnant Possibility Women and couples struggling with infertility get to experience pregnancy and childbirth, thanks to donated embryos.

  When his wife, Pamela, 41, was pregnant, Travis Bishop, 46, liked to have some fun when people congratulated them. “I would say, very deadpan, ‘It’s not mine,’” he says. Pause. “Then, ‘It’s not hers, either.’” This is the way the Bishops of Rockville, who are both in the Navy, …

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CeWEBrity Status Baltimore native Ann Hirsch makes her name(s) as a digital performance artist.

Maybe Ann Hirsch’s art should come with an NSFW (not safe for work) warning. I speak from experience—watching her video performance piece “Semiotics of the Camwhore” in my office cubicle made me feel a bit self-conscious. But to Hirsch’s credit, I couldn’t look away from the video’s comedic/brainy bedroom scene, …

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First Times We asked six local writers to reflect on their first times doing sexually adventurous things that have stayed with them to this day.

As a Female Rahne Alexander I experienced my first adolescence in the disease-paranoid late-’80s, fully conscious of who I was but could not risk revealing. By the time I started middle school, I had developed a firm understanding of myself as a young woman living through a temporary assignment to …

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Center Stage, Act Two This year, the historic theater space expands and updates in dramatic ways.

“All the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare would have us believe and, if you drove past the 700 block of Calvert Street last year, you’ll have noticed that Center Stage was taking this literally. In the interests of a $32 million renovation of their historic building, they turned themselves inside …

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Ring Mistresses The Ladies of Hampden run away and join the circus for a happy cause.

The Ladies of Hampden star in a sizzling pair of calendars all their own this year, and each book is a theatrical spectacle to behold. A spinoff on last year’s “Boys of Hampden”/ “Boys of Hampden Gone Wild” double-calendar project—which featured male business owners from the Hampden area posing in …

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To T or Not to T A Baltimore-based fiction writer tells the whole truth about his decision to receive testosterone replacement therapy.

On book tour this summer, I found myself saying in a Q&A in Chicago that yes, I was very much like graduate student Silas Huth, depicted in my latest novel, Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall. “At 22, I was an arrogant, insecure slut,” I announced, getting the laugh while …

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