Johns Hopkins University Museums to hold virtual lecture on women’s health, urban issues

The Evergreen Museum & Library has partnered with other parts of Johns Hopkins University to hold a free, virtual lecture about urban issues on Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Image courtesy of Evergreen Museum & Library.

The Evergreen Museum & Library has partnered with other parts of Johns Hopkins University to revive a lecture on women’s health and urban issues that was last held in 2012.

OSI announces 2020 Community Fellows


Open Society Institute-Baltimore announced yesterday the 2020 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows. Each fellow will receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities.

Our Moment

McKinley Avenue, Dewey Beach. My kids; the future.

If I were a character in a TV series, we might say my storyline has tanked. I mean, of course the entire cast is saddled with the pandemic plot, and many characters have been dealt tragedies that dwarf my own, but what the hell is going on with Marion Winik? Will they even bring her back next season?

Baltimore: Great Poets Live Here


Steven Leyva, The Understudy’s Handbook. Washington Writers’ Publishing House. 2020
Elizabeth Hazen, Girls Like Us. Alan Squire Publishing. 2020
Dora Malech, Flourish. Carnegie Mellon University Press. 2020

At least several times a week, it occurs to me that this needs to be our city motto. There’s a deep pool of poetic talent in this town. Here we take a look at new collections from three of our best.

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Baltimore: Virtual Events for WTMD, Creative Alliance and Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund

Photo via Monument City Brewing/Facebook

In a difficult year, it’s important to support the local work of arts outlets and organizations that were founded in the city, and continue to grow here. This weekend brings benefits for the Creative Alliance, WTMD and Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund — each with intriguing programming for virtual attendees of its own. Plus, check out a new mural, and a new whiskey. Here’s the lineup:

COVID-19 economic relief now available for Maryland restaurants, artists, and entertainment venues


The $250 million economic recovery package announced last month for restaurants, artists, arts organizations, entertainment venues, and Main Street businesses affected by the pandemic is now available. The governor tapped into the state’s rainy day fund to finance the additional economic relief.

Q&A With Adam Schwartz, local writer and author of ‘The Rest of the World’


In his award-winning collection, “The Rest of the World,” veteran high school teacher Adam Schwartz imagines the lives of teenagers in Baltimore City’s broken neighborhoods. With action-packed, often heartbreaking plotlines, vivid settings, and screen-ready dialogue, eight stories make it clear how carefully Schwartz has observed and listened, how deeply he has felt, in his decades in and out of the classroom.

Preservation Maryland releases study of state’s LGBTQ+ history, map of sites that are significant to community

A group holds a sign for the National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays. Photo credit: Louis Hughes.

Maryland is the second state in the nation to complete a statewide historic study of the LGBTQ+ community, nonprofit Preservation Maryland announced Tuesday.

The multi-year study culminated in a more than 100-page report detailing Maryland’s LGBTQ+ history from the 17th century through 2016, authored by Dr. Susan Ferentinos, an LGBTQ+ research expert from Indiana. The project also features a map of important LGBTQ-associated locations across Maryland, which was compiled by Benjamin Egerman, a paid intern for Preservation Maryland.

Controversial Baltimore Museum of Art auction called off

1957-G (1957) by Clyfford Still
The Baltimore Museum of Art announced today that its trustees have decided to “pause” a planned sale of three works from the museum’s collection to raise $65 million for operating funds and to support programs encouraging diversity.