Ethan McLeod

Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.

Event pick: An informed, theatrical lesson on Baltimore’s manufacturing legacy at Checkerspot Brewing

The former Bethlehem Steel Plant at Sparrows Point in 2011. Photo by Dave Hosford, via Flickr.

Sweat,” at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 25, touches on the troubled times and lives of steel country in Reading, Pennsvlvania, in the early 2000s amid a union dispute. While the story happens roughly 100 miles away from here, and decades after the painful decline of industry in Baltimore, the tale should ring some familiar bells in 2018 in this once industrially renowned town, Tim Smith wrote in his final theater review for The Sun.

In same week, The Sun loses two arts writers, Wesley Case and Tim Smith

The Sun’s Port Covington printing plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore’s newspaper of record bid farewell this week to two of its remaining arts writers, with longtime classical music critic Tim Smith departing this past Wednesday and music critic and nightlife reporter Wesley Case leaving today.

Acupuncture clinic Mend is opening a new location at Quarry Lake

Mend’s administrative offices in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore acupuncture provider Mend is opening a new clinic at Pikesville’s Quarry Lake development, adding to its locations in North Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood and on York Road in Lutherville.

Protesters, elected officials gather outside City Hall to demand Trump’s new AG step off of Mueller investigation

Rep. Elijah Cummings speaks at a protest Thursday night demanding Acting Attorney Matthew Whitaker not interfere with Special Counselor Robert Mueller’s investigation. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

“Democratic backsliding–does anybody know what that is?” posed Councilman Kristerfer Burnett to a crowd of at least 200 people downtown on Thursday night. “It’s the gradual deterioration of democratic institutions and practices, and erosion of free and fair elections, of free speech, of free association, of the rule of law. That’s what we’re seeing happening.”

With addition of Four Seasons, there will soon be two spots to ice skate near the harbor

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It’s still early November, but somehow it feels like Halloween was forever ago (blame the election hangover). Resist all you want, but you may as well embrace the cold-weather season and approaching holidays.