Baltimore

Can’t Miss This Bus

Dodge the rain on the B, take a selfie on the U or lay back and relax on the S. Needless to say, waiting for the bus has gotten a little less boring on South East Avenue in Highlandtown, thanks to the creation of the most obvious (yet brilliant) bus …

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Healing Hands

Across the street from Mondawmin Mall, at the corner of Liberty Heights Avenue and Reisterstown Road, a band of teenagers is putting art on a wall—in broad daylight, with no spray cans in sight. Instead, they are adding the finishing touches to a mosaic mural, 15-feet-wide and 5-feet-high, a stylized …

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Beer Babes

Moments after Laura Cohen pries the lid off a white plastic bucket labeled “Ale Pale,” a bright, herbal aroma begins to fill her dining room. The group of 10 women standing nearby crane their necks to peek at the murky liquid inside, and offer a chorus of “Oooh!” Lady Brew …

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Our Friend, kevin Spacey

When Kevin Spacey’s limo pulls up at night to a big, pleasantly shabby house in scene 4, episode 12 of the Emmy Award-winning “House of Cards”—that’s our house in Roland Park. Its five minutes of fame was the culmination of months of visits and four days of filming in October …

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seeing Red Emma’s

Spencer Compton splits his time between Red Emma’s bookstore and café. What should a suburban mom like me wear to Red Emma’s? Steve Madden combat boots? Nerd glasses and a babushka? As I head to the left-wing co-op bookstore’s hyped new Station North location, I fear a repeat of my …

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The business of lacrosse

In Paul Rabil’s large, tanned hands, the half-pint glass of beer might as well be the queen of England’s teacup. Shortly after 6 on a Tuesday evening, the poster-boy of professional lacrosse grabs a bar stool at The Wharf Rat in Fells Point, not far from his Canton home. He …

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Class Acts

Kimberli Lagree-Simmons Kimberli Lagree-Simmons Wholesale manager, A People United St. Paul’s School for Girls class of 1998 A People United is known to Mount Vernon shoppers for its tempting storefront, but more than 80 percent of its business is wholesale. Kimberli Lagree-Simmons oversees the distribution of its Baltimore-designed clothing collections …

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