‘Road diet’ experiment proposed for Roland Avenue

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed road diet for Roland Avenue. Image via flyer from Baltimore City DOT.

Roland Park may be going on a road diet.

As part of efforts to address safety hazards and other issues stemming from the installation of a divisive cycle track on Roland Avenue, city officials are proposing to conduct a nearly month-long “road diet” experiment that would involve reducing the number of lanes for vehicular traffic from two to one during the test period.

Sex and subtext in the BMA’s ‘Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War’ exhibit

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Max Ernst’s “Europe After the Rain II.” Image courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Recognizable in the corrosive oranges and reds of “Europe After the Rain II” is the unforgiving desert landscape of Sedona, Arizona, where Max Ernst lived as a refugee for years after fleeing Nazi-occupied France. The 1942 painting, a bombed-out widescreen of radioactive rubble currently on display as part of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s “Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War” exhibition, shows two mutated figures standing among a heap of coral-colored, crushed bones and gazing off into the horizon, frozen by the impossibility–and necessity–of imagining a future.

War is an insistent presence in the exhibit, which frames Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andre Masson and Ernst as interpreters of a violent century, unable to forget what they saw. But it’s far from the only one. There’s also sadomasochism, cybernetic anxieties and at least one castration fantasy embedded in this slice of the surrealist canon, most of which flies under the radar of the BMA’s cataloging.

Towson Local Finds Meaning Through Jewish Connections

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The Associated - Towson

When I moved to Baltimore ten years ago for graduate school, I never imagined that I would stay and raise my family here. But I met my husband, found a great professional community, and we started to build our life. Four and a half years ago, we moved to Towson from Baltimore City and quickly realized how difficult it was to find a Jewish community in Towson.

Hot Plate: The Elephant is closing, Cosima turns three, Saturday wing festival, new spring cocktails and more

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Cosima celebrates its third anniversary this week with a Tuesday night three-course dinner.

Spring has sprung and even though the temperatures haven’t fully caught up with the season, Baltimore restaurants offer plenty of reasons to head out to brunch or dinner this week. Take a look at what’s on tap:

Weekend Events Calendar: Gogol Bordello, Old Time Music Festival, Baltimore Wing Festival and more

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Gogol Bordello plays in Belgium for Festival Dranouter in 2018. Photo by Luk Dombrecht, via Flickr.

This weekend, do something new. Check out a new brewery, an inaugural old-time festival or a new album from a local band. Here’s the lineup:

Join Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center for Their “Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event” on May 5

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Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event

Experience the great outdoors at the first annual Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event to support Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm.  A curated collection of activities for all ages including fishing in the pond, golf tips, corn hole tournament, tie dying, climbing tower, pony rides, petting zoo, live music and more. Enjoy a walking tour of Genesee Valley, taste local craft beers and wine while your kids play in the Gaga Pit, a Genesee Valley tradition. Food and beverages will be provided by The Food Market of Hampden, BC Brewery and Troyer’s Liquor of Hereford. Experience the Valley like you’ve never done before. Tickets and information are available at gvolc.org/events.