Baltimore’s music scene is more of a mindset than a specific sound—our musicians are fearless. A sense of community, enthusiasm and total lack of ego have brought notoriety to B’more’s bands. Each year brings new surprises, and in that spirit, here are three bands to watch. Stylistically, they couldn’t be …Read More »
Seen and Heard After years on the local poetry scene, Shirley Brewer’s latest book moves readers to a new realm.
Even on a summer’s morning, the college crowd at Charles Village’s Bird in Hand is a serious lot. Bent over laptops or conferring over coffee and notebooks, they present a cheerless contrast to poet Shirley Brewer, whose purple tassel earrings match the streak in her blond hair and the three …Read More »
Not Our Country “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Robert Frost ~dedicated to poet friend Agnieszka Studzinska at Kingston University After I listen to her poems about forests in Poland, quiet and beautiful, and she listens to my rollicking …Read More »
Comic Sense and Sensibility Young MICA grads reshape sequential art with lumberjanes, female shapeshifters and punky heroines in fishnet stockings.
For years, my favorite part of opening the City Paper was reading “Lulu Eightball,” the cartoon by Emily Flake. And when the Brooklyn-based artist started appearing in the New Yorker in 2008—alongside another personal favorite, Connecticut-based Roz Chast—I was cheered again. I love the relative simplicity of both Flake’s and …Read More »
The sound of several children simultaneously practicing instruments is not a sound most people find relaxing. But to Sarah Feiss, mother of three and Bryn Mawr School teacher, listening to the cacophonous strains of concertos or scales in the hallways of Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory’s Towson branch is one of …Read More »
When I reach Jason Michael Berman by phone, the Pikesville-resident-turned-LA-movie-producer is in a capacious swimming pool perched in one of those floaty lounge chairs. He has a heap of film scripts in his lap, a cocktail in one hand and Jennifer Lawrence on hold on his other line. Okay, I …Read More »
THURSDAY 31 Fair: Maryland State Fair What’s more summery than the Maryland State Fair? Get your quintessential quaintness on with animal exhibitions, petting zoos, music, great food (well, if you consider fried Oreos great—and we do), carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, horse racing and so much more. Aug. 24-Sept. 4 …Read More »
Art and politics have always been intertwined in Baltimore and the 2016 national election was no exception—from viral Donald diss track “CIT4DT” by a group of Charm City teens to the infamous anti-Trump toilet found outside the AVAM. Amusing as these individual acts were, however, some of the most effective …Read More »
“All the world’s a stage,” the Bard famously tells us. Nowhere has that line been taken to heart and stage more fittingly than at the Single Carrot Theater, whose summer production of Promenade: Baltimore made unwitting players out of hundreds of men and women. You see, as playgoers turned up …Read More »
Every piece of art has a story to tell–and often, that story begins in the artist’s studio, from an in-home loft covered in works-in-progress to a shared space full to bursting with the tools of the trade. We spoke with five artists about their unique spaces, the way they work …Read More »