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 »
This month, the frilly fashion conceived by Everyman Theatre costume designer David Burdick will make its stage debut in Intimate Apparel, one of four plays at the theater to feature his work this season. Burdick, a seven-year company member, began researching, designing and fabric-shopping back in July. Here, he shares …Read More »
In Concert Competing musicians collaborate so audiences can take note of a favorite venue, Linehan Hall.
Asgerdur Sigurdardottir greets her competition with an impressive spread: an array of cheeses, gourmet crackers, hummus, caprese salad kabobs and a sheet of nametags. Any moment now, the other women will arrive. Nervous energy practically crackles off her. Tonight’s guest list includes Catherine Cochran of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, …Read More »
FRIDAY 20 Comedy: Chris Rock Enjoy an evening of comedy royalty at Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour. The unapologetic, inventive winner of four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards is a comedy wildcard, never backing down from controversy (even when it makes his audience a little uncomfortable). The result? An unpredictable, laugh-til-your-stomach-hurts …Read More »