“When I first came to the home, I loved the look of its exterior and the beautiful wooded setting,” says interior designer Elizabeth Reich of Jenkins Baer Associates, recalling early days on what she fondly calls her “tree house” project. “Inside, you look around you and there are windows everywhere, …Read More »
Art and politics have always been intertwined in Baltimore and the 2016 national election was no exception—from viral Donald diss track “CIT4DT” by a group of Charm City teens to the infamous anti-Trump toilet found outside the AVAM. Amusing as these individual acts were, however, some of the most effective …Read More »
“All the world’s a stage,” the Bard famously tells us. Nowhere has that line been taken to heart and stage more fittingly than at the Single Carrot Theater, whose summer production of Promenade: Baltimore made unwitting players out of hundreds of men and women. You see, as playgoers turned up …Read More »
Every piece of art has a story to tell–and often, that story begins in the artist’s studio, from an in-home loft covered in works-in-progress to a shared space full to bursting with the tools of the trade. We spoke with five artists about their unique spaces, the way they work …Read More »
There is a moment at every KIX concert when the Maryland hard rock band’s singer, Steve Whiteman, pauses and hollers one word. The audience’s reaction is always the same. “All I have to do is say, ‘Hammerjacks’ and the crowd erupts,” he says. “Out of nowhere I’ll yell, ‘Hammerjacks!’ and …Read More »
In the Margins Meet three women whose lives are devoted to improving the lot of Baltimore’s disenfranchised.
The Legislator: Robbyn Lewis “My starting point for everything I do is social justice,” says Robbyn Lewis, one of three state delegates representing Maryland’s 46th District. For her, “social justice” means advocating for public health and criminal justice reform and building a green community that everyone can enjoy. Home to …Read More »
It’s sort of an existential question for the 21st century: If you go on vacation and don’t post vacation photos to your various social media accounts, did you even go on vacation at all? These days, sun-infused pictures of fruity cocktails and sandy shores kissed by ocean waves are pretty …Read More »
Northwestern Gem A family of three finds that their own private Idaho more than equals the appeal of the public.
Why Idaho? For years, there was a 500-piece picture puzzle of the Sawtooth Mountains, which I’d found in my parents’ cabin in New Hampshire. Sawtooth. I thought the name sounded cool and dangerous. My wife, meanwhile, had visited Idaho in the ’90s: Whenever I rhapsodized about the California Rockies, she …Read More »
Inside & Out Looking effortless…well, isn’t. Five local experts share their tips and tricks for embracing your natural beauty.
By its very definition, natural beauty should be the easiest thing in the world to achieve. But let’s be honest—most of us don’t wake up in the morning with the healthy, glowing skin and gorgeous hair we’ve come to associate with a laid-back look. The secret to such easy-breezy beauty, …Read More »
When Baltimore developer Jim Rouse secretly started gobbling up thousands of acres of Howard County farmland in 1962, he was 48 years old and known nationally as a champion of urban renewal. He’d already developed the first enclosed shopping mall in the East, at Harundale in Glen Burnie, and …Read More »