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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.

Baltimore Beat, a Brand New Alt-Weekly, Will Run its First Issue in Two Weeks

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The logo for Baltimore Beat, via its new website.

Before the dust even settled, a new alt-weekly has announced it’s moving into Baltimore to help fill the void left by the very recent shutdown of City Paper.

City Paper Shuts Down, and We’re All Worse Off

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The final edition of Baltimore City Paper.

Today is a dismal day for the Baltimore media landscape, whether you liked reading Baltimore City Paper or not.

Spike Gjerde, Corey Polyoka to Sell Grand Cru Wine Bar to Former Employee

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Photo by Ed Gunts

Spike Gjerde and Corey Polyoka, the restaurateurs behind Foodshed, plan to sell Grand Cru wine bar and wine shop in Belvedere Square to a former employee.

Church of the Redeemer Fall Speakers’ Series: From the Ancient Greeks to Greektown

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November 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Civic Engagement, from the ancient Greeks to Greektown, Baltimore”

Centuries before Jesus, the Greeks created the polis, a city-state characterized by a lively sense of community and guided by the concept of kairos, doing the right thing at the right time.  The ideal city engendered responsibility as well as rights, and everyone was taught to work for the common good. Informed by these ancient ideas, how might we bring about positive change?  Join Loyola University professor Allen Brizee as he connects ancient truths to modern problems.  Knowledge of Greek not required!

Allen Brizee is associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and author of the 2016 book, Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement. At Loyola, he uses civic engagement to teach his courses, and his research focuses on building effective college-community relationships.

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.

Netflix Suspends Production for Final ‘House of Cards’ Season Amid Spacey Fallout

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Kevin Spacey at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Kevin Spacey’s past is haunting Frank Underwood’s future, spurring Netflix to indefinitely suspend production for season six of the political thriller series “House of Cards” here in Maryland.

10 impact-focused Ventures Join Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab

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Johns Hopkins’ Social Innovation Lab announced last week 10 new ventures that will participate in the program.

C’mon Baltimore, Let’s Travel the Spice Circuit!

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Hotel stay in Chettinad—120 year old former home of a merchant in South India. This city is known for it’s tile work, second only to intricate Mexican tiles.

Baltimore…are you ready for a South Indian experiential trip to the spice region of India? Starting in January, Martha Lucius is leading a food tour to South India.

The Play’s The Thing: Shakespeare In Love Brings Love, Humor to Baltimore Center Stage

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Shakespeare In Love at Baltimore Center Stage. Video still via Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage has continued its fall season with Shakespeare In Love, a theatrical adaptation of the Oscar-winning film of the same name, directed by Blake Robison, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.