Love typically defies logic, but doctors marrying doctors makes perfect sense, particularly in the world of academic medicine. The profession’s challenges — long shifts, the 2 a.m. call to the hospital, grant deadlines, late meetings, early rounds, conferences and on-call duties during holidays — can be hard on any partner. …Read More »
GHOULISH TALES Hallowread, a convention celebrating fiction of the paranormal, urban fantasy, and steampunk variety, returns for its fifth year. Bookworms and horror fans meet for this spooky series of writing workshops, ghost tours, author panels, paranormal investigations, and book signings. Held in historic and possibly haunted Ellicott City, the …Read More »
The first piece in Tomás Saraceno’s new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art is entitled: Hybrid solitary semi-social semi-social SAO 90734 built by: a solo Nephilia senegalensis–one week, a duet of Cyrtophora citricola–three weeks, a quartet of Cyrtophora citricola juvenile–two weeks. The name is a mouthful, but the mouths …Read More »
Net Gains 45 years post-Title IX, women’s sports flourish as lacrosse, soccer and other pursuits earn more and more young players.
Drive by nearly any school’s athletic fields in the hours after classes end and you’ll see dozens of boys and girls running laps, dribbling soccer balls or shooting at a lacrosse goal. Playing a team sport is a coming-of-age ritual for many children. But not too long ago, the familiar …Read More »
Breast Practices Stage 0 breast cancer is a lesser-known type that is the current subject of research.
October is filled with inspiring tales of breast cancer survivors and their stories of pain and determination. It’s a month when the country becomes so thoroughly pink ribboned that even the NFL sells pink merchandise and its players don pink cleats in vague awareness efforts—and, one hopes, a lot of …Read More »
It’s in the humid-filled days of a Baltimore summer, when most people want to do as little as possible, that LaToya M. Hobbs’ creative process begins to take shape—with “intense production,” she admits. For Hobbs, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the work often starts with journaling …Read More »
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 »