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  • Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes

    Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes
    When it comes to clothes, I’ve always been pretty girly. But when I was a sports copy editor for a small newspaper, my femme fashion leanings kicked into overdrive. I’d show up for work in lace dresses, high heels, floral chiffon skirts, vintage dresses—standing in stark contrast to the jeans-and-casual-shirt uniform of the rest of the (all white, all male, all older than me) sports staff. I took a sort of gleeful, subversive pleasure in the contrast; it felt like an act of defiance against the accepted norm for a sports journalist, particularly one in small-town Pennsylvania.
  • The Odyssey, adapted by Charlie Bethel

    The Odyssey, adapted by Charlie Bethel
    The epics of Homer, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” probably functioned a lot like rap ciphers. Rhapsodists, MCs, would travel from town to town and improvise lyrics around the story of the Trojan War and the return of Odysseus. The...

    Immortal Beloved

    Immortal Beloved
    When Rita Dove comes to Howard Community College next Wednesday, the former U.S. Poet Laureate will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Coyne. After she has read a few poems from her latest book, “Sonata Mulattica,” he will play a classical...

    Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    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,...

    All The E Street Punks

    All The E Street Punks
    The Shindig Music Festival, which returns to Baltimore for its second go-round Saturday, takes a different approach to booking than most rock fests. Instead of spreading its bets around, putting chips on as many subgenres as it can to pull in as many...