Sharea Harris, 2012 “The amount of black artists in Baltimore is fucking fantastic,” says Sharea Harris, 29, a poet and recent graduate of the University of Baltimore’s MFA program in creative writing and publishing arts. “It’s amazing. And I feel very lucky to be part of that, to know that …Read More »
Linda Franklin likes old Industrial Era cities. When, in 1993, she decided to move from New York, where she’d lived as an artist for nearly 25 years, to be closer to her Charlottesville-based parents, her choices were Richmond, Philadelphia and Baltimore. She chose Baltimore because of its eccentric reputation. “I …Read More »
You know you’ve made it as a writer when you go perusing the Craigslist writing gigs section late at night. There you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of non-paying jobs, “marketing” start-ups, and kids looking for help on term papers. It’s like the Algonquin Roundtable, but with a better chance for …Read More »
Going Public Two artists bring the private lives of the LGBTQ community to light—and prove they’re just as boring as everyone else. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
“The truth of the matter is, a lot of us are living very mundane, familiar lives,” Rahne Alexander says, her hands wrapped around an Americano at Station North’s BAMF Cafe. “My life is just my life, but I see every moment of it as a potential for activism. I call …Read More »
Tucked away inconspicuously in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, a shiitake’s throw from Philadelphia, lies the town of Kennett Square, the self-proclaimed Mushroom Capital of the World. Kennett Square, however, has the bona fides to back up its boast, annually cranking out 404 million pounds of white buttons, portobellos and …Read More »
It was my phone, of course, that first notified me today of Gene Wilder’s death. As a lover of many of his films (and his marriage to Gilda Radner being personal #relationshipgoals), I found myself a bit despondent. His most iconic role is likely that of the title character in “Willy Wonka and …Read More »
Classically Hip? As the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra marks their milestone 100th this year, they aim to reach a broader audience through newer music and fresh ideas.
Packed with refined revelers celebrating beneath a canopy of gold balloons, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall fairly glittered this past February. The attendees, however, had not gathered for merely another performance of works by Beethoven or Brahms or Dvorák by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. They had gathered, rather, to commemorate the BSO’s …Read More »
This past April, two weeks before Maryland’s primary election, and, not incidentally, before the one-year anniversary of the explosive civic unrest that rocked Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Catherine Pugh and other Democratic candidates running for mayor participated in a …Read More »
In the late summer of 2002, my boyfriend at the time helped me move by U-Haul truck from Los Angeles to Baltimore, where I was to enroll in the one-year M.A. program in fiction writing at Johns Hopkins within a couple of weeks (at which point he’d again be safely …Read More »
Art Transplant: The Drama Queen A college grad achieves the (seemingly) impossible: finding a job in her field.
The following is part of STYLE’s “Art Transplant” feature, which introduces artists who moved to Baltimore to hone their craft and find a creative community. Find more in coming weeks and in our September 2016 print issue. Amber Wright knows what you think about the chances of having a successful …Read More »