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To Market, To Market Creative makers’ markets at both AVAM and MICA delight the senses—and satisfy the pesky holiday shopping list.

It’s that time of year again: There’s a chill in the air, holiday tunes blast from the radio, fuzzy sweaters become a daily uniform … and hordes of holiday shoppers descend on malls across the city. We make our lists and check them twice, prowling for sales and trying to …

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Addicted to Jane Serious, imperious and occasionally delirious, the Jane Austen Society of North America gathers annually.

They call themselves—proudly, affectionately and, perhaps, with a wink—Janeites: the 5,000 members of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), whose devotion to the works and life of the late-18th/early-19th century English novelist borders on the obsessive. And each year since 1979, the Janeites, with representatives from the society’s …

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Inside Track Meet the complex, illusory work of M. Voelker.

On initial glance, M. Voelker’s sculptures—variously hued, carefully constructed and apparently multi-pieced—appear to be made of metal or wood, resembling extraordinary Erector Set or Lincoln Logs structures. On closer examination, however, they reveal themselves as something wholly unexpected: thoughtful, inventive ceramics, such as the rollercoaster-like “Blank Verity” or the milk-crate-devouring-a-xylophone …

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Wright Now, Play Later Center Stage's innovative take on playwrighting is making waves in Baltimore and cities across America.

Ever conjured up an awesome concept for a play…and dreamt up a whole production in your head? Well, your dreams might just turn into reality. Starting this October and running until January, Center Stage presents patrons the opportunity to get involved with playwrights’ creative processes through a new project called …

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Pre-School Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool— or day care center—from the vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid’s future. Read this.

Community Play School Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent My partner, Geoff, and I found Community Play School late last summer as we frantically searched for a preschool option for our son, Bergen. After two years as a stay-at-home-parent, Geoff found out that he would begin teaching …

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