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The Youngest Immigrants

My son is Guatemalan. I am not. He became my son through adoption, when he was 10 months old. When I see photographs of crying children detained at our border, they remind me of my son. Could I have been that brave? When I see families that have risked their …

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Crab Cakes & Cocktails

The highlight of summer is often a week or two at the beach letting Atlantic waves lull us into a lazy state of seaside bliss. But when the big vacation is over and work’s doldrums again consume our days, where can we escape the routine and rekindle our joy for …

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Where Art Meets Tech

  In 2015, Winston Frazer was traveling in São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island off the coast of Central Africa, as part of a program for students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), when he came across several amputees. “They didn’t have prosthetics,” he recalls. “One man …

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Sustainable Sand Castle

For architect Scott Edmonston, it was an “Aha!” moment. Standing on the framed-up roof of the beach house he had designed, the ocean in the distance, he realized that his vision was coming to fruition. “I should have been thinking objectively about what needed to be done next,” he says. …

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Making His Mark

Baltimore native Mario Armstrong’s bio reads a bit like the results of a career aptitude test — “TV host, media personality, motivational speaker, public servant and social entrepreneur.” But while his resume could suggest a bit of a short attention span, it’s actually quite the opposite: Charismatic, energetic Armstrong lives …

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Fashion Friday: Our Time of the Month

  Caitlin Mullett and Danielle Geffel, two Baltimore-based women with a love for all things beauty, booze, food and fashion, started their blog on a cocktail-induced whim in the winter of 2016. “It’s actually a really funny story. We finished a month-long yoga membership and decided to celebrate by getting …

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It’s Old Bay Day

  Marylanders have a bit of a reputation for an obsessive, almost fanatic fixation with Old Bay … and by crab, we aren’t doing ourselves any favors. Today, June 21, 2018, marks the first day of summer. It has also, incidentally, been officially declared Old Bay Day by Mayor Catherine …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 6/21-6/24

THURSDAY 21 Music: BSO New Music Festival  See contemporary composers and hear world premieres of chamber and symphonic music, culminating in a June 23 concert featuring works from Du Yun, Kevin Puts, Dan Visconti and James Macmillan. June 20-23, citywide. Prices vary.  Music: Tides & Tunes If the backdrop to …

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Big-Hearted Art

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore (RMH) are seeking talented local artists to contribute artwork for a new house they are building in the historic Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore. The house is scheduled to open in early 2019 and will be bigger than their previous homes to accommodate more …

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Naming It, Overcoming It

At not quite 3 years old, my oldest daughter is too young for a conversation about depression. But after the suicides of two beloved celebrities in June, I’m growing impatient to talk with her about my own experience with the disorder. Specifically, there are two things I learned in my …

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Fashion Friday: Slide and Go

A necessity for any summer shoe is comfort: A summer shoe has to be comfortable enough to walk in, but cute enough to pair with any outfit. Luckily, this year’s hot trend —the single-strapped slide sandal — provides this. Whether it’s a simple brown sandal or an embellished slide with …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 6/14-6/17

THURSDAY 14 Festival: Columbia Festival of the Arts  Make an artful start to the summer with Columbia Festival of the Arts. This two-week festival kicks off by bringing 50 visual artists to LakeFest on June 15-17 along with bands like Chopteeth Afrofunk, Los Gaiteros de Sanguashington, the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers, …

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Sass and Class

It’s no secret that Sassanova is one of STYLE’s favorite stores in Baltimore. The adorable offerings and friendly, stylish staff keep us coming back again and again for everything from gift guides to fashion shoots…including our May/June issue’s cover! We sent one writer to learn a little bit more about …

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Civic-Minded Skivvies

“It’s in a lot of ways a classic entrepreneurial story,” says Francie Wasser of the origins of her new underwear brand, FranciePants. “I wanted something and I couldn’t find it.” Wasser had recently learned of the health benefits of wearing 100 percent-cotton underwear, but the market was crowded with unattractive …

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