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Frosh Opts Not to Weigh in on Hogan’s Peace Cross Fight (for Now), Irking Governor

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The “Peace Cross.” Photo by Ben Jacobson, via Wikimedia Commons.

Attorney General Brian Frosh isn’t quite ready to help fight for the state’s right to spend taxpayer money maintaining a 40-foot-tall cross in Prince George’s County.

Baltimore Included in USA Today Poll of Nation’s 20 Best Holiday Parades

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Photo via 1234Christmas.com

The annual Christmas parade along Falls Road and the Avenue is getting some national hype – but is it better than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade?

Tulip Clothing Holds Annual Warehouse Sale, November 17 – 21, Glen Burnie

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Tulip Clothing began in 2011, when the brother and sister team of Richard Anderson and Debbie Seabold saw a need for more quality, cotton apparel in the market, and opened shop in a home basement in Silver Spring.  The line, which features generously sized clothing for a chic, comfortable and conscious lifestyle, was an instant hit.

Baltimore Private School Alumni Planning Anti-Racism Rally Tomorrow in Roland Park

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Image via Roland Park Civic League

Just over a week after their high school alma maters were caught up in an ugly controversy involving racism-tinged Halloween photos, alumni from North Baltimore private schools are planning an anti-racism rally tomorrow morning on Roland Avenue.

Baltimore Neighborhoods Bond Through Second Ceasefire Weekend of 2017

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Photovia 3sonsproductions/Flickr

Baltimore moved one step closer to a weekend with no murders over the last three days, thanks wholeheartedly to the grassroots Baltimore Ceasefire campaign.

Our New Look

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You’ve probably noticed we look a little different today. Our new design improves our load time, navigates more easily, looks fresh and modern and is a vast improvement.

Church of the Redeemer Fall Speakers’ Series: Hopkins Prof Lawrence Jackson on African-American Writer Chester Himes

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November 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Scenes from a Hard-boiled Life: Chester B. Himes, a Biography

Join Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Professor Lawrence Jackson as he discusses his new biography of Chester Himes.  The Wall Street Journal calls Chester B. Himes “Harlem’s greatest crime writer” who endured “traumas and travails that other black novelists only imagined.”  The New York Times Book Review says Jackson’s comprehensively researched biography “offers a bracing journey” through an uncompromising life.  Don’t miss engaging this provocative figure.

Supper at 6:00 p.m., program at 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up for supper here.  Attending the lecture only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

New Design at Baltimore Fishbowl

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There’s been a lot of media news this week with City Paper closing, DNAInfo shutting down and the announcement that the Baltimore Beat will begin publishing in two weeks. We have some (less dramatic) news of our own: We will have a new look on Monday.  

Kevin Spacey Now Accused of Sexual Assault, Harassment on ‘House of Cards’ Set in Joppa

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Actor Kevin Spacey is confronting a growing dogpile of sexual assault and harassment allegations, with some of the newest ones coming from the Maryland-based set of the show that recently catapulted Spacey back into stardom.

‘Walking in Antarctica’: Artist Helen Glazer Presents Images from Tour

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A work by Helen Glazer at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery this month.

In 2015, artist Helen Glazer spent seven weeks exploring the Antarctic wilderness with her camera, studying ice formations and the complex interactions between wind, water and sun that sculpt the region’s frozen landscape. Her resulting exhibition of photographs and sculpture, entitled “Walking in Antarctica,” is now on view at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery through Dec. 18.