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  • Artist Malcolm Peacock deals with death, swimming, and segregation

    Artist Malcolm Peacock deals with death, swimming, and segregation

    I met with artist Malcolm Peacock at Druid Hill Park—the site of his piece "Let the Sun Set on You," happening this Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. sharp—to discuss his work, and we could not stop talking about death. Earlier this year, in his final undergrad semester at VCU, Malcolm sent a brief, cryptic...

  • High society meets 'The Elephant Man'

    High society meets 'The Elephant Man'

    When David Bowie and, more recently, Bradley Cooper took on the role of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway, both celebrities knew the weight of being stared at by the masses. Audiences gawked at Bowie and Cooper much like Victorian gawkers gathered to stare at one of history's most famous sideshow...

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  • 'Hoax' brings marks into the con game

    'Hoax' brings marks into the con game

    Flipping matching card pair after matching card pair onto the floor from a brand-new deck shuffled by a volunteer, Maxwell Fink spits, "You can't win if you play with me." Why? Because he's not just a magician, he may be the devil. Lights dim to the candy pop song 'Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream).'...

  • Dissecting the constructed political persona

    Dissecting the constructed political persona

    Four hundred years have passed since the death of William Shakespeare, and 2,060 since the death of the subject of his great tragedy "Julius Caesar," but both live on as specters in the meadow behind the Evergreen Museum, where the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory holds performances in the evening...

  • Fluid Movement hits the pool with 'Science Fair: The Water Ballet'

    Fluid Movement hits the pool with 'Science Fair: The Water Ballet'

    Despite dark clouds and scattered storms, swarms of people crowded around the edges of Druid Hill Park Pool on Saturday afternoon to watch synchronized swimmers pay homage to scientific phenomena—both real and fantastical, celestial and super-local. The premiere of local performance collective...

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