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Reality Star: 8 Questions for Laura Mitchell The founder of Young Queer Women of Baltimore talks hangout spots and her favorite stereotype.

Baltimore has a lot of things going for it—the great arts scene, the laid-back vibe, the cool people. And now, thanks to a one-year-old Facebook group, an increasingly active queer women’s community. The 2,000-odd member group, aptly named Young Queer Women of Baltimore, was started by 30-year-old nurse practitioner Laura …

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Reality Star: 9 Questions for Ryan Dorsey & Erin Fostel This busy couple may be an unlikely pairing, but they've turned their new house into a happy home.

In classic Smalltimore fashion, newly elected City Councilman Ryan Dorsey and his girlfriend, the artist Erin Fostel, were both born at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital in November 1981. Their unacquainted mothers even shared a recovery room. The kids later crossed paths at St. Francis of Assisi in grade school, but wouldn’t …

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Reality Star: 4 Questions for Simply Beautiful Flowers The stylish staff members offer their best holiday decorating tips.

Pikesville’s Simply Beautiful Flowers and Gifts could not be more aptly named. The aesthetically inclined partners behind the longstanding brand—Rennie and Brian Friedlander, who founded the company in 1992, and their partners, Debra Carey and Courtney James—beautify Baltimore with their spectacular flower design and interior decorating. Here, they lend their …

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Reality Star: 8 Questions for Dr. Kathryn Boling Pursuing a medical career later in life made Boling an expert on self-care—and she wants to share her secrets.

Kathryn Boling, M.D., worked as a nurse for 30 years before enrolling in medical school at the relatively advanced age of 49. Her marriage had fallen apart—she was grieving—and she made up her mind to pursue the dream she’d pursue “if money and age were not a factor.” Today, at …

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The “Brexit” in Baltimore British Baltimoreans and Baltimoreans in Britain share their thoughts on the historic decision.

This morning, the news was dominated by the incredibly surprising “Brexit”—a portmanteau for “British Exit”—signifying the United Kingdom’s majority vote to leave the European Union. We spoke briefly with British Baltimoreans and Baltimoreans living in Britain about their reactions to the momentous decision. Patrick Lears, a Baltimore-born gallery manager who …

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