Susan Dunn

Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founder of Baltimore Fishbowl.

Gone Fishing


We’re closing up shop early for summer vacation.  We’ll be back on Monday.

Happy Memorial Day


We’re taking the day off to observe Memorial Day. We’ll be back tomorrow.

Happy Spring


We are taking the day off today. Enjoy the weekend and we’ll be back on Monday with more news from the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Happy Presidents’ Day


We are taking the day off to observe Presidents’ Day.  We will be back tomorrow.

Membership Poll: Should Governor Larry Hogan run for president?

Still via Gov. Larry Hogan/Facebook

Last week, we asked Baltimore Fishbowl members whether they think Governor Larry Hogan should run for president in an online poll. Pundits, pollsters and newspapers editorial boards have recently mentioned the two-term moderate Republican as a possible challenger to President Donald Trump in the Republican primary.

Happy MLK Day


We’re observing the holiday and will be back tomorrow.

A New Way to Support Baltimore Fishbowl: Become a Member

become a member of baltimore fishbowl
The Baltimore Fishbowl team: Kit Pollard, Ethan McLeod, Suzy Dunn, Brandon Weigel, Marion Winik, Mary Wargo. Regular contributors not shown: Cynthia McIntyre, Chris Frederick, Laurel Peltier.

Baltimore Fishbowl has been in business for nearly eight years. We take pride in that fact, especially because in that time other popular media products such as The Urbanite, The City Paper, The Baltimore Messenger, The Baltimore Beat, and others have folded. We understand why.

Our readers understand why, too, and over the years, many have asked how to support Baltimore Fishbowl. Now we have a way readers can support our work.

We officially launched our membership program this month and ask for your support by becoming a member.

Membership benefits include:

  • Giveaways: Exclusive offers from local businesses that we’ll pass along to members via private email.
  • Member opinion: Each month, we’ll poll the membership about an important issue and publish the results on Baltimore Fishbowl.
  • Other surprises: This part’s members only, so sign-up to become a member and we’ll send you the details.

Donations to Baltimore Fishbowl are NOT tax deductible but they do help cover the cost of producing our work.

Become a Member of Baltimore Fishbowl

Make a one-time membership donation ($60 suggested): [direct-stripe value=”ds-1541440091700″]

We’re not changing our model. We’ll continue reporting informative and engaging stories for our readers. We’re just adding another revenue stream, following the lead of local news websites across the country.

For those of you who have already given, we thank you so much. Whether it’s a $5 or $500 donation, we greatly appreciate the support and look forward to building a closer relationship with our members as we continue to grow.

Have questions about our membership program? Click here for answers.

Happy Thanksgiving from Baltimore Fishbowl

Happy Thanksgiving
Photo by Ruth Caron via Unsplash.

We’re taking the day off to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. We’ll be back tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Baltimore Fishbowl.

Marion Winik will read from her new book at the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend


Marion Winik

Our own Marion Winik, writer of the Baltimore Fishbowl monthly column Bohemian Rhapsody, will premiere her new book, “The Baltimore Book of the Dead” on Sunday, September 30 at 5 p.m. on the Inner Harbor Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival.

The book is a compilation of funny, intimate and moving essays about  people who have had an impact on Marion’s life. Some of the essays were originally published in the Baltimore Fishbowl. Read more about the book, here.

Baltimore Fishbowl will host a reception at the book festival to honor Marion, who has written for Baltimore Fishbowl since 2011.

Winik is also appearing at the festival on Saturday with novelists Evan Balkan, Victoria Kennedy and Heather Huddleston, and memoirist Anthony Moll.