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Hot Holiday Gifts: GSS Shop Owners Share Favorite Finds for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us and so is the quest to find the perfect gift. Thankfully, store owners put thought and planning into holiday gift-giving months ago, ordering loads of gifts to love.

How do they predict which gifts will fly off the shelves? 

Baltimore Writers Club #9: More UB Alums with Books, plus Events This Weekend!

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Last month, we looked at new and forthcoming books from four alums of the University of Baltimore MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts. This month, we’re sampling work from two alumni-founded publishing houses, Mason Jar Press and Ink Press.

The Charles Theater, Lewis Museum to Host Early Screenings of HBO’s ‘Baltimore Rising’

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Still from trailer, via YouTube/HBO

Sonja Sohn’s new documentary premieres in Baltimore tonight with the literal red carpet treatment.

What a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Shows About Dev Skills

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Photo by Flickr user Matias Garabedian, used under a Creative Commons license

I was nervous the first time I asked a candidate to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich during an interview.

Here Comes The Bride: Couture Gown Shop to Open in Harbor East

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A selection of gowns from Modern Trousseau, coming soon to Harbor East. image via Modern Trousseau.

Modern Trousseau, a purveyor of couture bridal gowns, is opening a new retail store in Harbor East.

Hot Plate: Vent Coffee to Join Union Collective, Harvest Festival at R. House, Thanksgiving Classes at The Corner Pantry & Avenue Kitchen & Bar

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Vent Coffee Roasters will join other food-related businesses, including Union Craft Brewing and The Charmery, at Union Collective, which is slated to open in the spring of 2018.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, most Baltimoreans’ minds and stomachs are turning to turkey and stuffing. But before the big day, there are still plenty of other things to sip and bite around town. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Baltimore food scene this week:

Too Young, Too Soon: Remembering E-Dubble

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E-dub and Vince at work.

As part of our Throwback Thursday series, we republish Marion Winik’s essay in memoriam of E-Dubble, the local rapper who died last February. His new video was released this week. 

View the video, below.

Goucher President José Antonio Bowen to Speak at Friends Nov. 28

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Goucher College president José Antonio Bowen will share his insights on The Future of Education on Tuesday evening, November 28, 7 pm, in the Friends School of Baltimore Forbush Auditorium (3A on the Campus Map). This event is open to the public and admission is free. Click here to register.

Clarksburg Resident Fills Gift Boxes With Local Artisanal Talent

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A gift box from The Whiff Co. Image via The Whiff Co. on Instagram

Baltimore is full of talented artisans, with plenty of opportunities to buy locally made products. When it comes to shopping for gifts, however, sometimes even the best of us crumble under pressure.

‘Dollar Days’ Return to Inner Harbor, Downtown for a Weekend Next Month

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The National Aquarium. Photo by Kimberlyshorter, via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s that time of the year again to pack the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and other downtown attractions, thanks to some steep holiday discounts for one weekend.