The weather may have taken a turn for the better, but books provide a fine excuse for staying home — perhaps by an open window instead of an open fire. Whether you’re in the mood for vengeance-drenched Greek drama, a thorough examination of our nation’s current identity crisis or a …Read More »
Power Pose In 2018, more women are running for office than ever before. Maryland women on both sides of the aisle weigh in.
When Diane Fink gets you on the phone, she’s ready to recruit you to run for office. As one of the founders of Emerge Maryland, an organization that recruits and trains women to run for local office, she can’t turn it off — her passion for placing women on the …Read More »
Dave Wilson has run through exhaustion and injury, in intense heat and suffocating humidity. He’s run late into the night — when Wilson began running, a favorite training time was Friday night after his sons’ high school football games. And when a lawn-mower accident nearly cost him his foot in …Read More »
The Fairytale The way Ella Pritsker and Ivona Schapiro tell it, their meeting was something of a Cinderella story — but designer Pritsker was less Prince Charming and more fairy godmother. “I had designed a dress for a former Miss Maryland who had a 22-inch waistline, and no one had …Read More »
Before this year, Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald was well-known to those in the contemporary art world. The MICA graduate bested 2,500 competitors to win the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and she had paintings hanging in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of …Read More »
One of the models for our spring fashion shoot, Ismail Ahmad is an art enthusiast, developer and the co-founder and chief operations officer of Promises Kept, a firm bent on rebuilding Baltimore. How did Promises Kept get started? My brother Mansur (Abdul-Malik) and I started Promises Kept in July 2012. We …Read More »
THE GREEN TABLE Offered for free in the neighborhood Facebook group and kindly dropped off in a van by the owner one afternoon. Maybe it was that mossy green after the determined cold of February, the trees too gray to bear this year. Once inside, too heavy to carry upstairs …Read More »
It is through destruction that Jarek Sparaco creates his most distinctive paper sculptures. The process begins with a drawing, usually a pattern on paper, before he cuts the paper up. “Cutting it up doesn’t always preserve it in the best way possible,” Sparaco says. “The image will become distorted when …Read More »
History Project A public-private partnership is bringing the former Peale Museum back to artistic life.
We stared down a toothy ice weasel, smiled at the tumbling moss hedgehogs and tiptoed past the formidable overland sloth wolf. And all the while, our flamboyant and impressively mustachioed host — one H. T. Darling, jauntily attired in a red leather buccaneer coat and feathery headdress — told tales of derring-do …Read More »
Buttoned Up Exploring the story of a Baltimore manufacturer changes the fabric of one writer’s life.
In the spirit of spring cleaning, I often procrastinate on more traditional practices, like vacuuming behind the couch, and opt for time in a treasured space, my closet. Though always somewhat painful, I find thinning and transitioning my wardrobe per season therapeutic. This time, shoved in the very back, I …Read More »