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Whittle School & Studios – An Option for Baltimore Families

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Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

Baltimore Sun Picks a Fight with D.C.

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Sometimes Baltimore and D.C. remind me of a pair of siblings — they’re so close (and yet so different) that they can’t help getting into tiffs.

What If Baltimore Dressed Up as DC for Halloween?

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Beehive hairdos, Under Armour, Old Bay, and marble stoops: That’s what Washington, D.C.-based humor blog Rock Creek Snark suggests if D.C. were to dress up as Baltimore for Halloween.

New Smithsonian Museum Will Archive Baltimore Protest History

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A rendering of the future Museum of African American History & Culture, being built on the National Mall in DC
A rendering of the future Museum of African American History & Culture, being built on the National Mall in DC

This is a historic time for Baltimore–and historians are paying attention.

Washington, D.C. Is the Nation’s Most Loveless City

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Valentine via the Washington Post
Valentine via the Washington Post

Not that we have any interest in starting up another Baltimore-DC feud. But… well, it’s interesting, isn’t it, that our nation’s capital was recently named the country’s most loveless city?

Where Do Marylanders Come From?

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Screen shot 2014-08-17 at 10.29.36 PMIt’s common wisdom that immigration patterns have changed dramatically over the past 100 years–but those changes vary greatly from state to state. While many states have seen an influx of residents from other states, others are seeing much less in-migration. For example, in 1900, only 55 percent of Massachusetts residents had been born in the state; by 2012, the state’s residents were 63 percent Massachusetts-born.

This data comes from a fascinating interactive story from the New York Times, which minutely traces each state’s patterns of migration. So what of Maryland?

This List of America’s Coolest Cities Is Very, Very Wrong

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Photo via Gawker
Photo via Gawker

Cool is an ephemeral concept. It has something to do with confidence, with being forward-looking, with being brave enough to go your own way. As soon as you try to pin it down, it slips away; that old Supreme Court definition of pornography, you just know it when you see it, applies.

And so based on that very vague, slippery, non-rigorous definition, I feel completely qualified to say that Washington, DC is emphatically not the coolest city in the country.

“DC is Oh So Much Better Than Baltimore” — Oh Really?

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Last week, Thrillist published a post enumerating “10 reasons DC is so much better than Baltimore.” It is, as several commenters have pointed out, clearly incorrect; the writer appears to have never ventured beyond the Inner Harbor, and has some funny ideas about what constitutes “good parties.” Without further ado, here is my 10-point rebuttal of things that Baltimore does better than DC:

Washingtonians Flock to See/Smell Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve ever longed to sniff a flower that smells “horrible, fetid,” “like death,” and “like rotting flesh,” get yourself on a southbound MARC train; the incredibly repellent corpse flower is finally in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in D.C., and Washingtonians are flocking to behold/besmell its disgustingness.

Baltimore-Filmed Shows Rack Up the Emmy Nominations, and DC Tries to Take Credit

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“It’s a beautiful day in Baltimore,” Kevin Spacey said when the New York Times called him up last week to congratulate him on his Emmy Award nomination for lead actor in a drama series. That series is, of course, House of Cards, which received eight other nominations, including those for best drama, lead drama actress, and lead drama director. But it wasn’t the only Baltimore-filmed show to dominate this year’s nominations.

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