Brandon Weigel

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Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Shannon and the Clams, Dirty Fences headline first batch of U+N Fest bands

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Shannon and the Clams. Image via Facebook.

Oakland garage band Shannon and the Clams, New York rock group Dirty Fences and locals Smoke Bellow and Romantic States are among the first batch of bands announced for this year’s U+N Fest.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office releases more details about deadly shooting at Rite Aid distribution center

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Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, center, and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, right, address the media on Sept. 21. Image via Facebook Live.

Snochia Moseley was only in her second week of work at a Rite Aid distribution center near Aberdeen when, yesterday morning, she opened fire, killing three.

Under Armour to lay off 400 as part of restructuring plan

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Under Armour’s headquarters, photo via Wikimedia Commons

Under Armour announced today it will lay off 400 employees, or about 3 percent of its total workforce, as the sports apparel company updates a restructuring plan enacted earlier this year.

A lot of championship golf, including Ryder Cup and PGA Championship, is coming to Bethesda’s Congressional C.C.

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The clubhouse at Congressional Country Club. Photo by Carl Lindberg via Wikimedia Commons.

In what the PGA of America is calling a “landmark agreement,” the organization is bringing eight championship golf tournaments to Bethesda’s Congressional Country Club in a 16-year stretch, including the PGA Championship in 2031 and the Ryder Cup in 2036.

Jed Dietz, founding director of Maryland Film Festival, to retire

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Image courtesy of Himmelrich PR.

Jed Dietz, who helped start the Maryland Film Festival two decades ago and guide it to what The New Yorker called “one of the crucial showcases for independent films” with a new headquarters in the renovated Parkway Theatre, is stepping down this fall, the festival announced Tuesday.

Mark Judge, conservative writer at the center of the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, is a contributor at the locally run Splice Today

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An official portrait of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Court of Appeals the District of Columbia Circuit, via Wikimedia Commons

College professor Christine Blasey Ford has come forward with allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it” during a high school party in the 1980s, according to a story in The Washington Post.

When Ford tried to scream, Kavanaugh allegedly put his hand over her mouth.

Ford also said there was another man in the room, conservative writer Mark Judge, who was watching and eventually jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh, sending all three to the floor. Both men were “stumbling drunk,” she told the Post.

City places smart trash cans in South Baltimore, looks to add more in other neighborhoods

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Mayor Catherine Pugh uses one of the city’s new smart trash cans as Department of Public Works Director Rudy Chow watches. Image still via Charm TV.

More than 60 solar-powered smart trash cans hit the streets in South Baltimore today, marking the start of a program for the cans that compact trash and recyclables using energy from the sun and can signal to trash collectors when they need to be emptied.

Animal Collective will perform its visual album ‘Tangerine Reef’ at the Parkway in November

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The members of Animal Collective, front row, and Coral Morphologic.

For its most recent release, the psychedelic pop group Animal Collective, a band with Baltimore roots, put out its second audiovisual album, “Tangerine Reef.” The work pairs original music by the band (the Panda Bear-less lineup of Dave Portner, aka Avey Tare; Josh Dibb, aka Deakin; and Brian Weitz, aka Geologist) with images of coral reefs filmed underwater by Coral Morphologic.

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