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The Big Sick You would expect a movie centered on a new girlfriend falling into a coma to be morbid and dejected. Somehow “The Big Sick” manages to address morality, arranged marriage and a quarter-life crisis with grace, ease and refreshing humor. Kumail Nanjiani is a jack of all trades, …

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Color Splash

Liza Hathaway Matthews is in love with color. Graceful, gestural brushstrokes of muted green, sienna and blue streaked with pink and violet — the latter her favorite color since childhood — evoke Lake Roland on a foggy morning. Riotous, swirling shapes of magenta and gold dance with light and texture …

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Pass it On

Picture this: You step out of your Uber, home from work, grab the Blue Apron box on your stoop and set it on the kitchen counter when you get inside. You lean down to pet your dog, while reading the note from the dog walker about your pet’s perfect behavior. …

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Behind the Scenes of a STYLE Cover

A two-question interview with STYLE art director Ebony Brown.  How does STYLE pick a cover photo? A lot of different things go into choosing a cover: Story subject matter, the background and the model. If it’s a serious story, for example, you don’t want to have a happy-go-lucky cover. What …

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We Want You to Want Us, Giada!

On Feb. 20, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and Giada De Laurentiis hosted a press event to promote the Food Network star’s latest venture: GDL Italian by Giada, a mid-level New Italian restaurant nestled into the casino. The event was meant to be informative, a taste of what was to come when …

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What’s After #MeToo?

For the past 15 years, Goucher College professor Jamie  Mullaney has taught a seminar called Sociology of Masculinities. For her, current events always influence the work. In the wake of last year’s #MeToo movement, we asked her: What’s next for our workplaces and for our society? Many people were initially …

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Admit It

Meet Shonda Gray-Crain, Director, Office of Undergraduate Admission & Recruitment, Morgan State University. What is a typical week like for you? A typical week is anything but typical.  My day begins at 5:30 am as I begin to prepare myself for the day. I usually check emails for anything urgent that may …

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Bugging Out

It’s surprisingly frustrating when you go to use an emoji, only to find it doesn’t exist. After all, there are nearly 2,700 of the little icons. It seems ridiculous that your keyboard wouldn’t have exactly what you were looking for in any given moment … hence the existence of the …

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Disney Goes Dark

Playwright Lucas Hnath can’t help but to be clever. After all, he’s considered something of a modern icon, having won a number of massive awards in the five years since his first work debuted at the Humana Festival of New American Plays. So it comes as no surprise that his …

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Feel the Love

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and while we’re all for flowers and chocolate, 2018 seems like a good year to spread the love in other ways, too. In the midst of the #MeToo movement and a growing national conversation about violence against women, February cover star Lexie Love’s One Love …

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The High Road

The Modell Lyric was a veritable bastion of alternative Americana when Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit rolled into town Feb. 6. Playing before a packed crowd, Isbell and his opener, James McMurtry, delivered a show that was equal parts reflective and rock’n’roll. Folk rocker McMurtry, the son of famous …

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Paris, By Menu

Beyond the glitter of the Eiffel Tower and crush of tourists at the Louvre, Paris is a sophisticated, hip, even gritty, international city filled with people who know how to eat well and a wide range of restaurants ready to feed them — and I’m not talking about three-star Michelin …

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People Who Need People

Who doesn’t need people — companionship, friendship, love? In these books about people in unusual situations with unique relationships, we find those people in transition who depend on others to understand something of themselves. In A House Among the Trees, Julia Glass paints a detailed and pleasingly elaborate web of …

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6 Questions for April Zambelli-Weiner

Epidemiologist April Zambelli-Weiner is the CEO of the Hampstead-based Translational Technologies International. The company evaluates the effectiveness and safety of public health programs and new drugs bound for the market. It recently completed the largest U.S. study on prenatal exposure to anti-nausea drugs.   How did you get into this …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 2/8-2/11

THURSDAY 8 Convention: Baltimore Auto Show Go car crazy as 500+ new vehicles, vendors and more roar into the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend. Feb. 8-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Event: Research Your Roots Find the history of your family with this African-American geneaology workshop, which teaches how to …

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