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Who Owns History?

March 30, 2014
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Who Owns History?

Galerie Myrtis at 22nd and North Charles played host Wednesday night to historian Taylor Branch and artist Leslie King-Hammond, who, with Judge Andre Davis presiding, joined in conversation about the thorny question, Who Owns History? The event was sponsored by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, which saw the gathering as a chance to extend conversations about race and representation to a...
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Pounding fists and going for the jugular with the Baltimore Urban Debate League

March 17, 2014
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Pounding fists and going for the jugular with the Baltimore Urban Debate League

Competition was fierce this weekend as young debaters from Baltimore’s finest elementary and middle schools met at Carver Vocational-Technical High School for a St. Patrick’s Day weekend showdown. Judges met early for training and to get our official badges, clipboards, timers, and ballots before joining the hordes of eager young arguers for granola bars...
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Ignite Baltimore offers enlightening, if narrow, fuel for thought

March 14, 2014
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Ignite Baltimore offers enlightening, if narrow, fuel for thought

MICA’s Brown Center filled up early Thursday night with casual Friday-clad 20- and 30-somethings sipping free wine (but seriously, folks—tip your bartenders!) and eating Swiss cheese triangles with vegetables and hummus, waiting to fill all the seats of the auditorium for another edition of Ignite Baltimore. Ignite brings 16 speakers together to speak for...
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On being queer at “the Wedding Experience”

February 3, 2014
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On being queer at “the Wedding Experience”

If you were down at the Convention Center this weekend, chances are you were in orange and black and ready to wait in line for your photo op with The Bird at Orioles FanFest. Or maybe you were part of the much smaller group of moms and a few dads who were there escorting...
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Pop up suit shop for women and trans* men comes to town

January 31, 2014
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Pop up suit shop for women and trans* men comes to town

If you’re in the market for a wedding dress or suit in Baltimore, this is your weekend. The Wedding Experience will take over the Convention Center, and after you’re done stuffing your face with cake samples and picking out your tiara or tie clip, you can head home happy. Unless, of course, you’re in...
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CP’s Conventioneer Discovers the Dinosaurs

January 10, 2014
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CP’s Conventioneer Discovers the Dinosaurs

The Maryland State Fairgrounds play host this weekend to Discover the Dinosaurs, a display of over forty animatronic dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, wagging their tales and snapping their jaws behind black insta-barriers like the kind that tell you where to stand in line at the movies. The exhibition bills itself...
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The Conventioneer goes alpaca crazy

November 18, 2013
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The Howard County Fairgrounds were packed this weekend with the adorably soft puffs of alpacas, those sweet, tiny cousins of camels and llamas, most associated with the Andes Highlands. These cuties were from considerably closer, in town from all over the state for the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival. Admission was free, and alpaca...
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The really weird and delicious world of the Natural Products Expo East

September 27, 2013
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The really weird and delicious world of the Natural Products Expo East

If you’re headed to Camden Yards this weekend, make sure you take a walk by the Convention Center and avail yourself of a few free samples of natural snack, brought to you by vendors in town for Natural Products Expo East, the largest gathering of natural food, home, and personal care products on the...
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The March on Washington at 50

August 28, 2013
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The March on Washington at 50

Thousands upon thousands of people poured onto the National Mall this past Saturday to join the March for Jobs and Justice and kick off a week of celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. More a sit-and-listen than a march, the event had all the trappings of a well-coordinated...
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Everything old is new again

August 23, 2013
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Everything old is new again

The crowds down at the Convention Center this weekend won’t be dressed as Pinkie Pie or Fluttershy, Dark Dragon Samurai or Sakizo. Move over, Bronycon and Otakon, it’s time for the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, and the costuming is much more likely to be linen, seersucker, or silk. The largest indoor summer antiques show...
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The joy of fried dough

August 19, 2013
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The joy of fried dough

This weekend’s Feast of St. Gabriel brought crowds Italian and otherwise to Little Italy to enjoy some delights from the homeland. Booths featured cheese and olives, pizza, meatballs, cannoli, and other Italian classics, including dance bands for the older set, raffles to raise money for the church and community center, and surprisingly cheap beer....
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Competition fierce, slightly smelly at all-breed cat show

August 12, 2013
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Competition fierce, slightly smelly at all-breed cat show

Note: See City Paper‘s full gallery of Cat Show pictures here. The Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium this weekend played host to the Hidden Peak All Breed Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show, and as a crazy cat lady myself, I was excited to join My People for some full on feline fantasy. Visitors were...
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