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5 Can’t-Miss Events at WOW 2018

Founded in London in 2010, the Women of the World Festival is a celebration of women and girls across the globe. It first came to Baltimore in 2016, and now it’s back and better than ever with a full day of female empowerment including keynote speakers, panel discussions, performance art, …

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Homebound

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 …

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Power Pose

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 …

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Landscape Art

A master plan was never drawn for these elegant gardens. “I’m an intuitive gardener, not very disciplined,” admits Sally O’Brien of her method for creating the painterly gardens, which gracefully embrace the Roland Park home where she, her husband, Tom, a neonatologist, and son William, an artist, have lived for …

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Running Man

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 …

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Something New

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 …

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Rock of the Irish

When you think of Irish music, you’re probably more likely to picture fiddlers and accordions than screaming guitars and hi-hats. But the minds behind Rockin’ Road to Dublin, a music-and-dance show that originated in 2014 and is now wending through its second national tour, don’t see why the two should …

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Name Recognition

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 …

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A Marylander in Paris

We were already pretty excited the arrival of Tony darling “An American in Paris” at the Hippodrome, but the good news got even better when we learned that the leading lady was a Marylander. Allison Walsh, who plays Lise in the show, was born and raised in Bethesda before making …

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Q & A: 3 Questions for Ismail Ahmad

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 …

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Room to Grow

Houseplants are having a major moment. From sweet 6-inch succulents to massive fiddle-leaf figs, highly Instagrammable greens are shooting up like weeds in the homes and apartments of the aesthetically inclined. There’s even a name for the decor trend: jungalow-style, inspired by a blog of the same name created by …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 4/19-4/22

THURSDAY 19 Ongoing: Light City If you haven’t yet made your way downtown to see the lights, now’s the time! Citywide until April 21.  Event: Eat, Drink & Learn Irvine Nature Center’s epicurean education series, “Eat, Drink & Learn,”returns with Rockfish & Rye, fresh from the success of 2018 hits …

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Popping Pills

They call them “Instagram vitamins” — those perfectly packaged, oh-so-photogenic elixirs of life popping up on your feed or on the banner ads of your most-visited sites. Discerning viewers may simply be able to scroll by, but for the rest of us? These cool-looking cure-alls are irresistible. Take, for example, …

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An Epic Journey

“My life has been an epic adventure,” reads the introductory wall of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture 1963-2017. The quote, attributed to Whitten himself, is fitting; born in Alabama in 1939, the artist traveled freely between New York and Greece for most of his adult life. …

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Off the Page

Everyone knows that old bit of wisdom, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But in the case of the Baltimore County Public Library’s “Human Library” event, the books are living, breathing people whose stories are written by years of experience. And the covers may be the lenses by which …

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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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