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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.
  • Star Spangling

    I feel like I’ve been star-spangled celebrating since I arrived in Baltimore three years ago. My first bike ride was out to Fort McHenry where I found myself actually tearing up a little at the Visitor’s Center film. That part where the star-...

    Best Bad Prediction

    North Calvert and East Fayette streets Battle Monument was erected to honor Baltimore’s 39 fallen in the War of 1812, with friezes dedicated to both the Battle of North Point and the Battle of Baltimore. It was paid for by the citizens of the...

    Best Pub Crawl What with the tall ships, the Blue Angels, and the fireworks involved with the Star-Spangled Spectacular, the all-out celebration of the national anthem’s bicentennial in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, one could be...

    Wandering Eye: Do Buddha statues prevent crime?, the Ebola pandemic, and cracking down on public art

    Wandering Eye: Do Buddha statues prevent crime?, the Ebola pandemic, and cracking down on public art
    San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson has a story about how a crime-ridden block in Oakland, since 2009, when a resident placed a Buddha statue in a median strip there, has seen a precipitous decline in crime. "People stopped dumping garbage....