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Betys Boyd

Editor’s Notes: Letter from the Editor

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 …

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Pattern Play A remodel in Severna Park sparks three creatives to repurpose in the name of celebrating an owner’s native place.

When Sarah Griswold Johnson and Lisa Sokol—the duo behind locally based Johnson/Sokol Interior Design—accepted their client’s charge to update her and her family’s getaway in the woman’s hometown of Severna Park, they expected to collaborate closely with their pal Baltimore architect Patrick Jarosinski. They planned to completely make over the …

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Poetic License

Charm City is home to a wide array of skilled, well published poets, active wordsmiths who give regular readings, produce beautiful books and pay at least part of their way by turn of the lyrical phrase. As the new year strikes—a time of reinvention, resolution and romance, too—we’ve asked four …

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Masters of Invention How the ambitious Ingenuity Project is elevating the Baltimore City public school option.

Got math? How about science, technology and engineering? The Ingenuity Project—a free-to-students program that’s integrated into four Baltimore City public schools—offers megadoses of STEM classes to advanced learners in math and science. With several new initiatives underway, the program is evolving to engage students in even more meaningful ways. Twenty …

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Language Arcs In our global culture, learning a second language is the new cool—and actually doable—academic goal to pursue.

By the time local kindergartners at Baltimore International Academy (BIA) reached their winter break, many were writing beginning sentences right to left in Arabic or up and down in Chinese, according to the school’s principal, John Enriki. The bottom line: “They are speaking [a second] language,” he says. Incidentally, Enriki’s …

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Intimate Details

“I’m not a pervert,” says Cody Pryseski of his repertoire of nude paintings. Sure, Pryseski does post Craigslist ads for his models and invites them to his Canton studio to strike NSFW (not safe for work) poses, but the Maryland-based figurative painter has only one thing on his mind: Making …

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