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  • Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    For a city with a soaring murder rate, endemic poverty, and a horribly mismanaged public school system, Baltimore is a surprisingly great place to raise kids. Really! True, city parents have to work a little harder than their counterparts in, say, Bethesda to find safe neighborhoods and good schools—but who the fuck wants to live in Bethesda? Families who stick it out in Baltimore are rewarded with access to a vibrant, endlessly creative arts community, fascinating history, a broad diversity of cultures, languages, neighborhoods, and cuisines, and, for the kids, street credibility that will last them well into their early 20s.

    Among the joys of watching¬†minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles’ minor-league teams—the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), the Bowie Baysox, and the Aberdeen Ironbirds—play in such close...

    Orioles' farm teams offer intimacy, craft beer, giant dog shit

    Among the joys of watching minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles' minor-league teams-the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury), the Bowie Baysox, and the Aberdeen Ironbirds-play in such close proximity to each other...

    On a mission to preserve Baltimore's tradition of public art

    When you ask Linda DePalma about her favorite piece of public art in Baltimore, you expect her answer to be something abstract, something contemporary- something befitting a sculptor who was director of education at the Creative Alliance for 13 years....

    Stories From the Polling Places Around Baltimore

    The day started with an early-morning call from a friend. She had gone to the polls to vote at 7 a.m. near her home in Fairfax, Va., and the line was super long--she waited for more than an hour and a half. She had to get to work on time, though, so she...