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 »
THURSDAY 23 Music: The Revivalists 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). A year ago, Rolling Stone chose them as one of “10 Artists You Need to Know.” Here’s …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 »