At 24, I found myself married, pregnant and the new owner of a house in Toronto. I wallpapered, painted and salvaged old furniture. But after having grown up in a home where no one gardened (other than the marijuana plants my father grew for my mother, which were hidden between …Read More »
In Ruth Pettus’ painting “Coming ’Round the Mountain” (2016), an indistinct figure dashes across a trifurcated landscape. Its lack of facial features and hard outlines characterizes much of Pettus’ figurative work. “I’ve always been more interested in bodies,” Pettus, 59, explains, “so if I just put in a nose or …Read More »
SEE THE LIGHT There’s no denying the success of the inaugural Light City Baltimore—the 2016 weeklong LED extravaganza drew more than 400,000 revelers to the Inner Harbor and generated a cool $33.8 million in “economic impact” for the city—so it’s no surprise that the festival will return this spring, promising …Read More »
If you’ve turned on the TV recently, you may have noticed a slight deviation in Covergirl’s standard “easy, breezy, beautiful” branding. In a recent company commercial, the new SoLashy! mascara is modeled by … a man. Well, a freckle-faced teenager, really—17-year-old James Charles, the company’s first male representative and aptly …Read More »
The fact that Henry Morgenthau III recently published his first book of poetry, A Sunday in Purgatory, would not be particularly noteworthy except for two facts: He comes from the eminent Morgenthau family, and he just celebrated his 100th birthday. Though Morgenthau spent much of his professional life writing—producing documentaries …Read More »
A Confession Hot off the Press One woman details the steamy history of de-wrinkling, and argues that a return to ironing just might save the world.
I’m no Martha Stewart acolyte, praying for domestic perfection, nor do I aspire to be the next Heloise, handing out helpful household hints left and right. There are still unpacked boxes at my house from a move that occurred four-plus months ago; a pan soaks in my sink with the …Read More »
THURSDAY 9 Theater: Undercurrent Festival For their “Theatre For Now”-themed festival, Single Carrot will put on four concurrent plays in three weeks: race-based solo performance “The Bitter Game,” right wing exploration “MOM BABY GOD,” Baltimore tale “Kids on Bikes” and video-game metaphoric “You Are the Hero.” Ticket prices vary, and …Read More »
Weekend Plans: What to Do 3/3-3/5 March into the weekend with a full slate of arts and entertainment.
FRIDAY 3 Art: The Nature of Reality In The Nature of Reality, Sowebo- based wife-and-husband artists Pat Dennis and Robert F.X. Giroux explore the personal and the political with insight and verve. Free. March 2 to April 1, with an opening reception on March 5, at the MAX Gallery. Theater: …Read More »
ROCK N’ SOUL Adhering to a truth-in-advertising credo, The Revivalists concoct a potent brew that resurrects a handful of signature American musical genres: soul, folk, country and rock (Southern and otherwise). But the seven-man New Orleans-based group are neither nostalgists nor imitators; rather, they mold these familiar sounds into a …Read More »
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, …Read More »