In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware Cut to a glass-walled cabin in the woods in winter. (Um, I’d never stay there overnight, would you?) But protagonist Nora is reuniting with close friends after 10 years of estrangement for a “hen party”—the British version of a bachelorette bash—and it’s …Read More »
Let’s talk about our strong personal connections to biodiversity and climate change. No takers? Okay, let’s talk about our strong personal connections to peanut butter. Chocolate. How about Atlantic codfish? Memories stirring? Good. That’s exactly what artist/creator Miriam Simun wants when you participate in GhostFood, a food truck sponsored by …Read More »
Music Matters Need something to believe in? Just listen to the song written and performed by these talented local students—with Baltimore’s hottest indie bands—after the uprising
When the rioters came down the street by her home in Lexington Terrace, 12-year-old Taniyah Kutcherman hid in her bedroom with a book and put on headphones to block out the noise. “They were trying to get into the Rite Aid,” she says. “If I took my earphones out, I …Read More »
For Art’s Sake With fewer donor dollars at the ready, local arts organizations are putting most of their creative energy into staying afloat.
Eight million dollars. That’s how much money three local artists need to make their dream a reality. In spring 2014, Carly Bales, performer and co-founder of the local EMP artist collective, Evan Moritz, co-founder of the Baltimore Annex Theater, and Ric Royer, a veteran performing artist and curator/organizer who recently …Read More »
When D.C.-based artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi starts a new piece, she lays a wood panel on the floor of her studio and pours paint on it. She has to move quickly to level the paint and contain it on the panel. The process is physical, fast and unpredictable. She then …Read More »
Taking Flight When it's really good, fiction transports us to another time and place--when it's great, another self. Here, three talented emerging writers from the University of Baltimore MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing program share short shorts about love and lust, despair and freedom. Read them and let yourself go...
Birds and Other Things We placed in Our Hearts By Timmy Reed After our chests hollowed out, we filled them with birds. Humans all over the planet filled their ribcages with birds to simulate their hearts, which had shrunken over generations, finally disappearing altogether. We had evolved past having hearts …Read More »
How Happy are we? As comedian Isaac Oliver’s career heats up, he comes home to Baltimore for white wine with an ice cube.
Playwright, essayist and performer Isaac Oliver is on an enviable roll. The 31-year-old, New York-based funny man hits the Baltimore Book Festival this month as headliner to read from his new book “Intimacy Idiot,” an assortment of essays about and riffs on coming of age as a gay 20-something man. …Read More »
‘Intimacy Idiot’ by Isaac Oliver Based on an autobiographical blog turned off-Broadway solo show, Baltimore native Isaac Oliver—dubbed a “monstrous new talent,” by New York magazine—serves up a collection of ultra-personal essays and other laugh-inducing fragments. Over the kooky course, he hooks up romantically with a man who dresses as …Read More »
Although for most of his adult life Rivers Scott Fisher made a living playing music—he was a member of the alternative rock band Foam, signed to Epic Records in the ’90s—it wasn’t until eight years ago that he decided to go full-time into visual art, a longtime hobby. “It was …Read More »
Update: In light of the state of emergency and citywide curfew that has been implemented from April 28-May 5, we will list updates regarding the status of certain events as they are available. – The FlowerMart in Mt. Vernon scheduled for May 1-2 has been postponed (new date TBA). – …Read More »