Since Saturday’s record-breaking flash flood that left Ellicott City’s historic Main Street devastated, dozens of images and videos have surfaced on social media showcasing the water’s violent rage. One video, shot from the second floor dining room of Portalli’s Italian Restaurant, captures the flash flood picking up cars and sailing …Read More »
By now, you’ve heard of Pokémon GO—whether you’re an avid player or on the spectrum from casual to frustrated observer. With the launch of this app, Pokémon officially jumped (nay, skyrocketed) from the annals of nostalgia to its new relevance in the pop culture lexicon. I am a proud Pokémon …Read More »
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 …Read More »
It is rare, in my online presence, that you would ever see me be anything other than irreverent, snarky or humorous. Overt sentimentality and cloying inspiration memes make me uncomfortable and I think we can all agree there are more than enough faux Marilyn Monroe quotes on ocean backdrops to …Read More »
Looking Back, Moving Forward Belinda Stronach weighs in on last week's Preakness and her plans for the future.
For better or for worse, the 141st Preakness Stakes was certainly one for the history books: Both the attendance and handle (total money wagered) broke all previously-held records—and, tragically, two horses died suddenly in the day’s early races, sparking conversation about the sport’s practices. Despite the media storm surrounding the …Read More »
Since 2003, Cricket Goodall has served as the executive director of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, representing the state’s breeding operations through feast and famine. We spoke to her all about the fortunes of racing and breeding here since the advent of casino gambling in 2010 (7 percent of casino …Read More »
Published in the April 2016 issue of STYLE. One year after the disturbances that occurred in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, we asked Ericka Alston—Director of Youth Services, Violence Prevention & Community Outreach at West Baltimore’s Penn-North Community Resource Center and its Kids Safe Zone—to take the temperature of the city: how the unrest …Read More »
As spring nears, I usually edit some clothes from my closet, deep-clean the house of several tons of cat hair and update my look with a hyper-bright lipstick shade or a haircut. Usually, that’s enough to put spring in my step. But lately, I’ve been thinking I need a bigger …Read More »
We asked philanthropy entrepreneur Jamie McDonald, founder of both Generosity Inc. (which guides nonprofits in using technology to engage with donors) and GiveCorps (an online fundraising platform for nonprofits and educational institutions), what fuels her desire to generate good on such a grand scale. We also wanted to hear what’s …Read More »
After spending the last two years as senior editor at STYLE, I’m excited to take the reins—and can’t wait to honor the magazine’s legacy and bring you even more of the kinds of stories that I want to see in print: think pieces, confessional and highly creative personal essays, mind-blowing …Read More »