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From One Mom to Another

I went into labor in the sixth month of my pregnancy when my son had reached 25 weeks gestation. My medical team tried everything they could to push my pregnancy into the third trimester. Unfortunately, I learned, there aren’t many ways to stop labor, especially when the underlying cause is …

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Sweet Glamour

Sweet Glamour After 10 years of dating and three years of planning the perfect wedding, Sierra and Kenneth Turner tied the knot last year in a beautiful outdoor ceremony, surrounded by their families and closest friends. What stands out from that day, Sierra says, is seeing Kenneth watch her as …

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The Short List

Here are three things we love this week: Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Guinness is going on our list of places we take the out-of-towners. It’s so impressive, and well, fun. It is of course the Dublin company’s only brewery in the U.S., built on a site with a long history …

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Queen for Another Day

How many plays have you seen that have a sequel? That was the question my daughter and I pondered as we left Everyman Theatre on Sunday after having seen “Queens Girl in Africa.” It’s the second play from Caleen Sinnette Jennings about Jacqueline Marie Butler, an African American teenager coming …

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Woe Is Not You

It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Soon school will be out, vacation mode will be in full swing and the gyms will be … empty. If you feel your workout motivation waning, you’re not alone. After all, it’s hard to compete with summer’s highly sought-after …

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Bowled Over

Most freshmen complain about the food in college. David Forster, whose academic life centered on finding solutions as an applied mathematics major at Johns Hopkins University, soon worked out a solution to the substandard food issue. “Let’s open a ramen shop!” said Forster to roommate Andrew Townson and their friends. …

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Relax and Reinvigorate

With the growing popularity of cannabidiol — or CBD oil — many spas and wellness centers across the country have taken notice of the cannabis extract’s potential health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. And now, consumers here will have the opportunity to incorporate CBD oils into service offerings exclusively at the …

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Donny’s Encore

“You don’t understand my schizophrenia when you see it in me. But in my music, you accept it.” That line cuts to the core of “Twisted Melodies,” a play about the life, genius and inner turmoil of ’70s soul singer Donny Hathaway. Written and performed by Kelvin Roston Jr. and …

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Home Away from Home

When a Maryland family chose to build their second home at the beach, they reached out to their primary home’s designer, Jennifer Hardy of Baltimore’s Inhabit Interiors, to make this new vacation oasis feel like an extension of their regular residence. They requested an overall design that was similarly light …

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Queen of Her World

What I continue to enjoy about Everyman Theatre’s plays is how much they resonate with our current world — even when they are not set in contemporary times. “Queens Girl in the World,” the one-woman extravaganza starring Dawn Ursula, who originated and won a Helen Hayes Award for the role, …

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The Short List

Here are four fun things that you should know about: “Follow that Arrow: Notes on Getting Here from There,” by Gwen Van Velsor. Post-separation, Van Velsor hikes El Camino de Santiago in Spain and grapples with some of life’s biggest questions in this relatable and enjoyable read. Van Velsor is …

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May/June Cover Outtakes

Our photographer David Stuck takes hundreds of photos at a cover shoot. Here are a few from the May/June shoot that didn’t make it as the cover pick, but are still great pictures. Model: Kimberly Thompson Location: Inner Harbor Photographer: David Stuck Art Director: Ebony Brown Makeup: Ida M. Slaughter …

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5 Questions with Kirby Runyon

Kirby Runyon is a planetary geologist, which sounds like the job Sigourney Weaver had in the movie “Avatar.” He’s not a science fiction character: He’s one of Baltimore’s own cutting-edge science newsmakers. Runyon spent his first day of 2019 downloading images of humankind’s very first up-close look at a world …

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Cosmopolitan Country

He is an international executive and she is a plant enthusiast/community volunteer, and on entering Longview, their 25-acre Glyndon estate, several clues reveal the caliber and style of their gardens. Railings on the narrow bridge across a branch of Western Run support two pairs of long wood troughs. They’re full …

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Wedding: Star Wars and Starry Eyed

One year ago, on a no other more perfectly timed day than May the 4th, Kelsey and Marc Bell tied the knot in front of 90 of their closest friends and family at a “Star Wars”-accented wedding. The sci-fi loving couple met years ago in Baltimore while both were working …

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2020 Virtual Education Fair

Building a Better Baltimore

Four months later, it’s still hard for Holly and John Hoey to find the words. The fact that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $4 billion to nearly 400 organizations, including six in the Baltimore region, is incredible enough. But the fact that the short list included the two Baltimore-area nonprofits they …

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