The annual Maryland Film Festival kicked off last night, and our heads are already spinning from the spoil of cinematic riches—with 45+ feature flicks and 80+ shorts on the packed schedule, it can be hard to know where to start! But the festival, which runs May 4-8, is well worth the …Read More »
An Evening with D. Watkins The award-winning writer debuts his second book at the University of Baltimore.
Last night, Baltimore-based author D. Watkins celebrated the launch of his new book, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, with a reading and book-signing at the University of Baltimore Town Hall. Watkins, an alum of the UB MFA program, has been gaining national traction as a cultural commentator since …Read More »
Head of the Class This summer, Jean Brune retires after 24 years as head of school at Roland Park Country School—and 50 years in education.
>>>A 1960 graduate of RPCS, Jean Brune graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and received her master’s of liberal arts from Johns Hopkins. She taught in Charlottesville and in the Baltimore City Public Schools before serving for 24 years as both teacher …Read More »
Do you ever get the urge to blow up everything in your life, go far away and start over again? I do, so I completely relate to the opening character in Ron Tanner’s captivating new novel, Missile Paradise. Cooper, a 30-something man, sails from his home in the Bay Area …Read More »
PICTURE THIS Humans exist on a spectrum—we oscillate within the vagaries of gender, time, reality and imagination. Lania D’Agostino’s work displays such complex humanity—we are always moving, shifting, progressing, while remaining closely linked to our original selves. D’Agostino relies on discipline as well as whim to carry out her work. …Read More »
Great American Canyon Band’s first full-length album “Only You Remain” will be out this Friday, April 8. But you can listen now. The band is currently streaming their new music on SoundCloud. Stay tuned for our May/June music feature which includes this soulful foursome and many other Baltimore-based …Read More »
Light City Baltimore officially kicked off Monday not only its festival of lights at the Inner Harbor, but also its series of conferences, called Light City U. The conferences—focusing on social, health, sustainability and creative innovation—feature local leaders addressing important issues, problems and solutions within the community. Unlike the Inner …Read More »
Instead of a thirsty Thursday, how about an erudite evening? If you want to spend your evening listening to great literature (and maybe feeling slightly superior to those not present), then you’re in luck! The President’s Reading Series at Johns Hopkins will welcome Marilynne Robinson Thursday evening as a part …Read More »
Age of Enlightenment Baltimore-based literary journal Passager provides a forum for older writers and poets whose voices have too often been ignored in the past.
In a cramped office in the heart of Mount Vernon lives Passager, a journal and press publishing only authors over the age of 50. Run by a part-time staff of four, Passager is an anomaly among literary journals: Whereas many such publications fizzle out after two years, notes co-founder and …Read More »
PICTURE THIS A kind of beautiful desolation pervades Karen Klinedinst’s photograph “Morning Moon.” In muted grays, blues and browns, it exudes a disquieting stillness: bare trees, patches of snow on a riverbank, chilly water. Taken, manipulated and edited entirely on Klinedinst’s iPhone last year along the Cache la Poudre River near …Read More »