Ethan McLeod

Ethan is Baltimore Fishbowl's associate editor. He previously covered Baltimore-area news as a web producer for Fox45/WBFF-TV. Before arriving in Baltimore, he worked as an assistant editor for CQ Researcher in Washington D.C., and a reporter for Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. Look for his freelance bylines in Baltimore City Paper and DCist.

Event Pick: Live music and tacos at Tooth N’ Nail, Mount Vernon’s newest café

Image via Facebook

While you weren’t looking, a new coffee shop was born in March on W. Preston Street in Mount Vernon. Tooth N’ Nail isn’t of the sleek, modern variety, opting instead for a laid-back ’90s vibe and, per a description on its Facebook page, an aim of “hearkening back to the old days when they were community spaces for artists, students and local people to gather.”

There’s now an official bobblehead for UMBC’s historic March Madness upset of UVA

There’s now an official bobblehead for UMBC’s historic March Madness upset of UVA
Image via National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

Local sports boosters: If the slumping Orioles have got you down, here’s yet another reminder that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s men’s basketball program made history two months ago by toppling the mighty 1-seeded University of Virginia. Now, there’s a bobblehead to mark the triumphant day.

Valerie Ervin, formerly running mate to the late Kevin Kamenetz, to now run for governor

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One week after the sudden and tragic death of Democratic gubernatorial contender Kevin Kamenetz, his running mate, former Montgomery County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin, says she plans to run in his place.

With augmented-reality app, artists (virtually) revive the demolished McKeldin Fountain

A shot of the “NONUMENT 01::McKeldin Fountain” app. Via NONUMENT 01.

Eighteen months ago, construction crews reduced the Brutalist concrete fountain at the heart of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square plaza to rubble, making way for green space and some additional seating at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The effort was led by the Downtown Partnership, whose leaders said the structure had become an eyesore.

Gone is the 35-year-old sharp-edged edifice that played host to curious wanderers traversing its walkways and people wading into its waters, and served as a backdrop to countless demonstrations, from pinnacle events like the 2015 protests of police after Freddie Gray’s death and the 2011 Occupy campouts to weekly protests.

But it lives again—if you have a screen handy. Just search “Nonument 01” on your app store.

Event Pick: Matthew Porterfield’s ‘Sollers Point’ begins its run at The Parkway

A still from Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point.” Image via Maryland Film Festival.

If you weren’t among the Maryland Film Festival-goers who caught the premiere of Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point” last week, you’re in luck. The film kicks off a three-week run at The Parkway tonight, and both Porterfield and the movie’s lead actor, McCaul Lombardi, will be on hand to discuss their work.

De Sousa suspended amid federal charges, Gary Tuggle appointed acting commissioner

Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Mayor Catherine Pugh has suspended Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with pay as a result of the federal charges filed against him for failing to file tax returns for three straight years.