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  • 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, “I could have loved New York had I not loved Baltimore.” This syndrome may have hindered some promising careers, while helping others, like David Simon’s and John Waters’, but it makes moving to or visiting Mobtown akin to flirting with sirens—you may never want to leave. More often than not, it all starts with the tourist spots, which even locals and transplants—though often loathe to admit it—return to on occasion.
  • Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    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...

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)
    Yesterday's dual city council meetings were both yawners; the new budget passed with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting "nay," as usual. ("Too few dollars for youth opportunities, too many dollars for law enforcement," he said afterward. "I've never voted...

    ON THE WARPATH

    ON THE WARPATH
    When North Point was invaded 200 years ago this September by about 4,500 British soldiers and marines during the War of 1812, the Toms and Jollies rowed ashore in small boats from their warships, anchored in Old Road Bay, just inside the mouth of the...

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER SEASONAL SHOWS

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER SEASONAL SHOWS
    A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.The Olney Theatre Center presents Paul Morella’s unique adaptation of the Dickens classic. Through Dec. 29, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, (301) 924-3400, olneytheatre.org,...