Aloha, my loves. How were your holidays? I was in Hawaii…yeah, it was amazing. Follow me on Instagram @maryadelle if you want to see obnoxiously beautiful pictures like the one above, captured by my sister-in-law, Phuong Vo. I’ve heard a lot of resolution talk the past few weeks. Resolutions can …Read More »
First Times: The Brown Goddess One writer reflects on the first time seeing someone that looked like her in a sensual scene.
It’s hypnotic, watching hidden skin unveil itself for the first time. One body against the other. The part of plush red lips painted; the others moist and nude. The moaning of pleasure is what vibrates in you. You watch her giving herself willingly to him. Giving herself to the pleasure. …Read More »
THURSDAY 12 Event: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrated oratory skills inspired this event, in which participants can learn more about rhetoric and debate through presentations and art-making. Free. 5 p.m. at The Walters Art Museum. FRIDAY 13 Art: Art Auction for Cathy …Read More »
Mamma Mia! Here We Go (For the Last Time) The Mamma Mia farewell tour comes to Baltimore Jan. 13-15.
Since its London debut in 1999, Mamma Mia! has been a well-loved celebration of family, fun and, of course, the music of ABBA. Now, seventeen years later, the jukebox musical’s stateside run is coming to an end with a nationwide farewell tour. In advance of the tour’s weekend stop at …Read More »
Steal of the Month: Va-Va-Va-AVAM! The American Visionary Art Museum is, to artistically inclined buyers, what Filene’s Basement is to your Aunt Fran!
Cultured capitalists, now hear this! There is no better, more affordable, more miraculously neat and quirky—and aesthetically satisfying—shopping than the ferociously full-bodied, entirely intoxicating stock at the American Visionary Art Museum gift shop, run by the total sweetheart Ted Frankel (who gave me the members’ discount when I holiday-pillaged a …Read More »
Taste the World at Baltimore Restaurant Week From Latin America to Lebanon, there's plenty to explore Jan. 13-22.
Take your palate on an international journey during Baltimore’s Winter Restaurant Week (Jan. 13-22) with a little help from Visit Baltimore. Italy (miles saved: 4,452): Baltimore’s Little Italy draws visitors with its aroma of home-style Italian dishes from numerous restaurants, bakeries and delis lining the historic streets. Here, wandering is …Read More »
If you’re any bit a pop culture enthusiast, you’ve probably dreamed of attending the Golden Globes—donning your finest, rubbing elbows with celebrities, tearing up during award speeches and simply enjoying the spectacle. For local artist Douglas Heifetz, that dream is all but reality. Though he won’t attend this weekend’s awards …Read More »
An Die Musik is starting the New Year off with a bang—or, rather, some soulful strumming. With the help of local artist Deena Margolis, the venue will kick off its new singer-songwriter concert series, Folkal Point Concerts, on Jan. 7 with a performance by John Shock and Paul Margolis (Deena’s …Read More »
First Times: Mouth to Mouth Read a special web addition to our Jan/Feb issue's "First Times" feature.
Every summer my friend Mary Anne invited me on vacation to the Outer Banks with her and her parents, who drove their camper to the beach campground and partied for a week. She was an only child while I was one of five; life with Mary Anne’s family, even in …Read More »
“For those of you of weaker constitution, for those of you who may be faint of heart,” the black-clad chorus of A Gentleman’s Guide to Murder warns in the show’s opening number, “this is a tale of revenge and retribution—so if you’re smart, before we start, you’d best depart.” Well, …Read More »