Even now, so many years later—I don’t want to say exactly how many—if I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still smell my summer camp. The rich, loamy scent of dirt and pine needles. The woodsy aroma of the bunkhouses after the rain. The sweet morning incense of French …Read More »
Buzzkill Our vino-loving reporter wonders if new research means she ought to cancel her second glass.
My second glass of cabernet is raised high as four of us perch on barstools at the Capital Grille, joyfully toasting a friend’s promotion. Yes, tonight is a special occasion. But I don’t need a special reason to toast one thing or another every single night of the week—nor do …Read More »
Celia Hayden spent her 20s as a touring musician and record store manager, but after the music shop downsized, she happily accepted a job at the crematory where her older brother worked as a funeral director. In 2015, Hayden, now 38, became a licensed mortician—a dream she’d considered pursuing as …Read More »
Art Transplant: The Broadway Dancer CJay Philip on her move from the "Great White Way" to Greater Baltimore City.
CJay Philip, 2010 It was 2008—the economy was tanking—when professional dancer CJay Philip and her sound engineer husband, Winston Philip, started talking seriously about a move away from New York City. There, the performer, now in her mid-40s, had danced in the original production of “Big” on Broadway—among other high-profile …Read More »
Ally Silberkleit, 2014 “What people don’t realize is that the gel is epoxy,” Ally Silberkleit says, extending her turquoise fingernails in my direction. They look pretty good, save for the fully chipped-off pinkie nail.“It basically reinforces a layer on top of your nails, which is really good for me because …Read More »
Art Transplant: The Voice Lower Dens' Jana Hunter on how Baltimore went from tour stop to home base.
Jana Hunter, 2008 Though Baltimore’s music scene is vibrant and nationally recognized, it’s perhaps not yet as professionally esteemed as a New York or a Nashville. Not that you would know that from talking to indie darling Jana Hunter—lead singer of the band Lower Dens—who came to Charm City by …Read More »
Ravens Wedding Workout With help from event planners, Ravens offensive center Jeremy Zuttah and his bride, Heran Haile, convert the Under Armour Performance Center to an elaborate wedding space.
Football players sport tuxes. An Art Deco skyscraper is transformed into a wedding venue for one night. And confetti streams down onto Ravens offensive center Jeremy Zuttah and longtime girlfriend Heran Haile, who are tying the knot this sultry summer evening at FX Studios and Under Armour Performance Center at …Read More »
In a world where consumers are constantly barraged with branding, it can be hard for small businesses to stand out. But while most companies are focusing on digital efforts to get their products in the hands of shoppers, Bridget Quinn Stickline of Wee Chic children’s boutique in Lutherville decided to …Read More »
If you ask a room full of women what labiaplasty is, you’re likely to be met with one of two reactions: blank stares or abject horror. Ask for further explanation, and those in the know will probably launch into a stumbling explanation, red-faced and prone to innuendo: You know, when …Read More »
Good Business Savvy social entrepreneurs work inside and outside the system to shape Baltimore for the better.
Miss Jackie walks into her local coffee shop and doesn’t buy coffee. Not that she could even if she wanted to—this shop gives away its coffee. A senior citizen and 40-yearresident of Ridgely’s Delight, a cozy neighborhood nestled near Camden Yards, she has stopped by Community Blend to buy a …Read More »