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  • Buzzfeed loves Baltimore... or at least Honfest's cartoon version

    Ah, Honfest. It's either a fun play on a classic Baltimore character or a potentially offensive caricature of working class women. Some of us hate it, some of us love it, but it would be rare to find a Baltimorean outside of Denise Whitings' doors who thinks it makes "Charm City One of the Best Places to Live in America," as Buzzfeed  argued on the site today. There are some nice photos--one, perhaps, is of an actual "hon" and Bowtie Bob Nelson of City Folk fame was pictured--but the whole thing is marred by the gee-whiz-look-how-exotic-these-funny-people-are attitude that one has come to expect from Buzzfeed and, honestly, Honfest. Buzzfeed, if you love this Disney-fied version of Baltimore so much, why don't you come back for Hampdenfest, where you might catch a glimpse of the real thing.
  • Unclean! Unclean!

    She's finally gone and done it. Not satisfied with having Disney-fied Hampden, Denise Whiting—owner of Café Hon and creator of Honfest—is going national. She has registered the word "hon" as a federal trademark, according to an article in...

    Hampdenfest cancelled for 2014

    Hampdenfest cancelled for 2014
    The organizers of Hampdenfest, not to be confused with Honfest, announced on their Facebook page that the event planned for September has been cancelled due to another city festival to be held onthe same weekend in September. Here's the post in full: "We'...

    Hampdenfest is back on, organizers say

    Hampdenfest is back on, organizers say
    After facing cancellation because of a conflicting date with the Star-Spangled Spectacular downtown, Hampdenfest, the longtime street fair held on The Avenue, is back on, pushed from its original date of Sept. 13 to Sept. 20. Rachel Whang, a co-owner at...

    FESTIVALS AND EXTRA-VALS

    FESTIVALS AND EXTRA-VALS
    3rd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival. Featuring six award-winning films from the U.S., Taiwan, Germany, and India, using both documentary and narrative formats to explore various themes. May 29- June 1, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern...