| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
We’d really like to know how Nick Cave decorates his Christmas tree. His 2013 'Soundsuit' in the Contemporary wing at the Baltimore Museum of Art is packed with as much domestic personality, tradition, and kitsch as your grandma’s tree,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:24 PM
I’ve lived within spitting distance of the Baltimore Museum of Art since moving to the city, but somehow, in spite of the part where it’s free, has bathrooms, and is a very short bike ride away, I’ve never spent much time there. I don&...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Bertha’s. Whale Show.
The Birchmere. Aaron Neville Quintet.
Cat’s Eye Pub. Muleman Band.
Creme Restaurant and Lounge. Live jazz.
The 8x10. Alan Evan’s Playonbrother, Elephant Wrecking Ball.
| Nov 28, 2014
| 1:06 PM
If Philip Guston were alive today, he would shame us for attempting to escape the tragedy in Ferguson to bother ourselves with irrelevant art. So for this week's Art Fart, we bring you a painting for our times: 'The Oracle' by Guston himself, at the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 2:57 PM
-American Wing Opening Celebration: As if last week’s “Party of the Century” wasn’t enough, the BMA is celebrating the finalized, $28 million renovation which included the American Wing with artisan craft demos, family activities,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:26 PM
With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Man, it seems like something or another has been under construction for so long at the BMA that Matisse himself may have still been alive the last time the whole museum was open. The American wing, and the grand front entrance, are reopening, though, just...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:14 PM
“Read The Recap, Skip The Show” Through Oct. 25, Guest Spot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N. Calvert St., 541-9672guestspot.org
“Taysir Batniji: Full Bleed” Through Oct. 25, Lease Agreement, 3718 Ellerslie Ave., ...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Beware getting too attached to Baltimore, as doing so may ruin your love of anyplace else. It happened famously to the late poet Ogden Nash, who, in explaining why he and his wife cut short their Manhattan residency to return to her hometown, wrote,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Eating out in Baltimore was, for a long time, a mostly predictable and provincial enterprise: Local seafood and a handful of regional specialties like soft crabs, crab soup, and crab cakes, plus tried-and-true riffs on continental cuisine, were the best...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
As a kid, I thought Baltimore sucked.
I grew up in the Northwest suburbs and only ventured into “the city” for O’s and Colts games at Memorial Stadium—where I thought I was slick using the binoculars to ogle cheerleaders until...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
A Wzt Hearts Incarnation Of Yore Strained under the pressures of maintaining a band long distance and many, many solo/side projects, the too-brief psych-noise quartet Wzt Hearts are disbanding, according to an e-mail sent out this afternoon by member...