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Under Armour Launches New “Project” Line

Does it seem a bit pretentious to call a bra and a pair of leggings the “UA Arris Project“? Maybe. Are they pretty darn cool? Definitely. The two pieces were conceived of and made at UA Lighthouse, Kevin Plank’s newest “design and manufacturing hub,” as part of its first-ever capsule …

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Let’s Get Married Our Way

A lot of planning has to happen before you get to say, “I do.” From the engagement rings to the dress (and tux!) to the perfect venue, a sometimes intimidating amount of prep goes into making the Big Day exactly what you want. Thankfully, the experts at the stores, venues …

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Feel the Earth Move

“It’s daunting playing someone who’s still alive,” says Julia Knitel, 23, who takes on the title role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. “But it’s a great privilege because she’s so well-loved. The audience comes in on her side, so they’re inherently on my side.” It’s easy to root for …

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Home Away From Home

Even now, so many years later—I don’t want to say exactly how many—if I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still smell my summer camp. The rich, loamy scent of dirt and pine needles. The woodsy aroma of the bunkhouses after the rain. The sweet morning incense of French …

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…damental Rights

I marched this weekend, as did more than 2 million of my closest friends around the world, in a massive show of solidarity and protest at Women’s Marches in cities across the globe. Living in Baltimore, it seemed reasonable to attend the march that started it all: The Women’s March …

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The Return of Light City

After a successful first run, Light City will return to Baltimore this spring from March 31 to April. According to a press release, the festival will transform the city into an interactive playground of  23 light installations, spanning across 8 Baltimore neighborhoods. The BGE Light Art Walk will return as …

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Wait For It: Hamilton is Coming to Baltimore

This just in: Hamilton, the hottest Broadway musical in recent history, is coming to Baltimore. Unfortunately, though, you’ll have to “Wait For It”—the smash hit won’t be hitting the Hippodrome until its 2018/2019 season. The news came as part of an announcement made today by Ron Legler, President of the …

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Reality Star: 9 Questions for Ryan Dorsey & Erin Fostel

In classic Smalltimore fashion, newly elected City Councilman Ryan Dorsey and his girlfriend, the artist Erin Fostel, were both born at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital in November 1981. Their unacquainted mothers even shared a recovery room. The kids later crossed paths at St. Francis of Assisi in grade school, but wouldn’t …

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Body Heat

“Erotic art to me is never the act,” explains seasoned painter/draftsman Cornel Rubino, who resides in Charles Village with his artist wife, Linda Gravina Ridings. “It’s the small suggestion accompanying it. The tightly gripped handkerchief between the teeth of a figure in a work by Utamaro; the baroque excess in …

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Fine Dining: The Sequel

Brian Boston is celebrating 20 years as chef/owner of the Milton Inn, which in turn is marking 70 years in business. Boston started his career as a teenager at Peerce’s Plantation, attended the Culinary Institute of America and was sous chef at the Brass Elephant in the 1980s. He worked …

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A New Type of Resolution

Aloha, my loves. How were your holidays? I was in Hawaii…yeah, it was amazing. Follow me on Instagram @maryadelle if you want to see obnoxiously beautiful pictures like the one above, captured by my sister-in-law, Phuong Vo. I’ve heard a lot of resolution talk the past few weeks. Resolutions can …

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Viva La Argentina

When the Foreman Wolf team opened Pazo back in 2004, it seemed a big step for Baltimore. The soaring space, elegant nightclub vibe and on-trend small-plates menu conjured more glamorous cities. Charm City’s restaurant options have expanded since then, and Pazo’s owners decided it was time for a facelift. Their …

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Cool Beans

When Donna’s Coffee Bar opened in Mount Vernon’s elegant, old Park Plaza building in November 1992, it sent the neighborhood (and the city) crashing into a wholly unexplored coffee universe, a culture that had been quietly brewing in Seattle and San Francisco. In fairness, the coffee revolution established its local …

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