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Faking It Two local artists conducted the perfect culture-jamming experiment—hijacking Victoria's Secret's identity to create a conversation about sexual consent.

MICA fiber arts grads Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle landed on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People” list for an elaborate “panty prank”—where they pretended to be Victoria’s Secret launching a line of PINK consent-themed underwear bearing slogans like “No Means No” and “Ask First”—in support of FORCE: Upsetting Rape …

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5. Brains write on

1. What is your background and how did you find such a lasting fit at UB? I graduated from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and started teaching in local schools. When I landed at UB, I was so taken with the diversity of students—most of whom had full-time jobs …

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3 sounds soul siren

IMAGINE THIS: Katrina Ford,  the statuesque vocalist for Baltimore’s indie-rock powerhouse Celebration, and Sean Antanaitis, her band mate and husband, are sitting at home discussing their evening plans. Since moving to Baltimore in 1998 the couple has carved a singular path through the local music community, first with the intensely …

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6. Words mikita

Sprawled odalisque-style on a body-engulfing leather and wood camel-back Chesterfield in her condo in midtown’s venerable Belvedere Hotel, Mikita Brottman reaches over its side to play a vigorous game of tug of war with her 8-month-old French bulldog, Oliver. Outside, an Artscape soundstage throbs a few blocks away, while inside, …

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6. Words

“Why are we so afraid to have conversations about death? It’s the only thing promised in life but no one wants to discuss it,” Sheri Booker says, as we talk about her book “Nine Years Under,” released in paperback in July. Ms. Booker is as charming in person as she …

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Group Dynamics

zoe charlton In “Dreamers and Builders,” two nude men struggle under a tower of North American trees, suburban houses, clouds and a little red barn. The image falls somewhere between fantasy and metaphor, and each man, one white and one black, wears a saddle on his back. Although they face …

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Main Event: Double Trouble Get Guide September/October 2014

“Husband/wife filmmaking duo Bodine and Alexis Boling struggled shooting their smart and tender sci-fi thriller, “Movement + Location,” which scored the coveted Audience Award for best feature at this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival. During the 18-day February shoot, they endured a blizzard, two fires (no, they weren’t responsible), several near-misses …

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flash fiction

Swimming Lessons by Timmy Reed I was the only boy in Baltimore that had to go to summer school for Sexual Education. I knew nothing and had mostly avoided the class. I hadn’t expected to meet any girls. Girls were far away, impossible. I’d never really touched one. I’d been …

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July-August Get Out

bringing sexy Back Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to swoon. Pop music superstar Justin Timberlake is bringing his 20/20 Experience World Tour to the Baltimore Arena, where fans of the former ’N Sync lead vocalist can sing and dance to his plethora of recent and throwback hits from his four …

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Rock On

“Bowtie” Bob Nelson at The 8×10 Whether you’re wondering if the baby’s going to sleep through the night or crossing your fingers she’ll make it home from a fraternity party by 2 a.m., you might lie in bed at night and think about the person you used to be before …

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