| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Grace Willis sat in her front parlor and told me that her neighborhood, sometimes called Barclay or Greater Greenmount, is "just a wonderful place to live." She would know, since she has lived at the corner of 22nd and Barclay for most of her life. She is...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:45 AM
It's a rare feeling to love a bar as soon as you walk through the door.
With its quiet charm, Beatnik, a new Station North bar, delivered it almost immediately on a recent Saturday night.
Beatnik's precisely executed details, both small and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At first glance — best shielded, given the sun's fierce glare reflected from all the chrome — the 7,500-pound, 29-feet-long "Finnjet" suggests transport for intergalactic travelers with a pronounced sense of humor.
More than 80 lights and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Load of Fun, a century-old former car dealership on North Avenue that had operated as an arts center until building inspectors forced it to close last year, has been sold to the Baltimore Arts Realty Corp.
Although plans for the building are still...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Matt Porterfield's new film, "I Used To Be Darker," has been a festival favorite abroad. But soon Baltimore will get the first wider-release peek.
According to a statement, the Baltimore director's third film will have its national opening in Baltimore...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Seven weeks in, The Chesapeake is still finding its sea legs.
There is potential here. The servers are capable and friendly, and there's evidence of talent in the kitchen, but the new restaurant near Station North has yet to assemble a coherent message....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
It’s hot. Too hot to be outside. But here you are, lounging by the pool at the Tiki Barge in South Baltimore, watching the ice melt in your half-empty Jack and Coke.
You’d love to take a dip in the pool, if the water wasn’t 85...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame.
The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Remember that card in Monopoly, "Bank error in your favor, collect $200?" With the top-hatted rich guy jumping in surprise and glee as the teller hands him the bills?
In Baltimore, it's more like, "Tax assessment error in your favor, keep the $1.5...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Baltimore is your unpredictable uncle in a bathrobe — sweet one minute, grouchy the next; as kind as an old friar today, as menacing as a hit man tomorrow. This town will baffle you. It is sane and insane, charming and ugly, cosmopolitan and puny,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Most music festivals aim to wow potential attendees with top-bill talent, but Scapescape, now in its third year, is not most festivals.
"It sounds weird to say, but we want quantity over quality. We're looking for consistency throughout the day," said...