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Cheeky writing . . . deep dives into city news and arcana . . . culture criticism from well beyond the mainstream . . . sex ads for every possible …

The hunt for Babe Ruth's Baltimore beginnings

If Babe Ruth were to walk into what was his father's bar, Ruth's Cafe on Eutaw Street, he'd never recognize it. Based on his legendary habits, he'd likely enjoy his visit — Ruth's Cafe is now a gentlemen's club called The Goddess — but he wouldn't recognize it.<p>In the 98 years since Ruth bought the …

Baseball

Art Bytes: hackathon inside the Walters Art Museum returns in January

The <b>Walters Art Museum</b> invited computer programmers and designers into the museum in summer 2012 for a weekend-long hackathon. It’s happening</b> …

Notes | A Few Thoughts on Startups, from a Company That Isn't One

Sometimes I grumble about startups.<p>When someone calls Figure 53 a startup, I'm quick to correct them: we're not.<p>I've even been known to question the …

Grand Possibilities - ChangingMedia

While I typically shy away from the obvious topic in my biweekly blogpost, writing about the Grand Prix thrills me. To think, the City of Baltimore …

Time I

This is What Baltimore Harbor Looked Like in 1973

This is bleak. Times were tough in the 1970s. Here’s a shot of what Baltimore Harbor looked like in 1973.

More than trading laptops for guns, IT entrepreneur aims to rewire Baltimore | Ars Technica

Schools as an IT pro pipeline; student-run data centers bringing Wi-Fi to areas in need.<p>BALTIMORE—Lance Lucas believes he has a way to change the …

Ben Marcin: “Last House Standing” is a study of solitary row houses (PHOTOS).

According to an article in the <i>Baltimore Sun</i><i>,</i> there are roughly 16,000 vacant homes in Baltimore that the city plans to restore or destroy to replace …

Some words about Baltimore from its master observer

H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken was born on September 12, 1880, making this day the 133th birthday of the city’s most famous journalist, essayist, satirist, …

Old St. Paul’s New Look

My father attended the 8:00 a.m. service at Old St. Paul’s Church ever since I can remember. He was sometimes one of only ten or fifteen attendees, …

Payday: 1905 high-resolution photo

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

Business

GBC launching group to study, recommend tax reform

The Greater Baltimore Committee said Wednesday that it will organize a private-sector commission to study Maryland's tax structure after dozens of …

Private Sector

Baltimore-Washington MARC trains to run on weekends - Baltimore Business Journal

The five-day MARC commuter train between Baltimore and Washington will begin running on Saturdays and Sundays starting in December, as reported by …

11 Ways To Have The Best Summer In Baltimore

John Waters. <i>The Wire</i>. Beach House. Edgar Allen Poe. Crabs. Summertime in Baltimore is a lot like the rest of the year in Baltimore — a little …

Baltimore Activists Use Art And The Web To Fight Blight

The Johnston Square neighborhood of East Baltimore used to be a thriving, working-class community. But that was a long time ago.<p>"I don't see kids playing games like we used to play, like the girls playing jacks and skipping jump-rope," says Richard Dean, who has lived here his whole life. "To me …

Real Food Farm's Mobile Market is a Produce Oasis in the Food Deserts of Baltimore

There isn't much access to fresh food in the northeast section of Baltimore, so a local farm is bringing produce to the people with their Mobile …

Ye Olde Mall: 1958 high-resolution photo

Group targets Baltimore vacants with art, activism

The two-story abstract mural — featuring a pharaoh's headpiece, a cotton field and fire spewing out of rowhouse windows — showed up suddenly this …

Housing

Prefab for Humanity

In inner-city Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake paves a path to affordable prefab.<p>Architect Edward Paul Haladay is one of those people who retires and immediately starts looking for work. Soon after closing the door on a practice heavy on Caribbean resorts, the Baltimore, Maryland, …

Architecture

iFive: Gulf Shrimping, Israeli Army Facebook Abuse, Stop to Gay Weddings, Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Hiccup, Blair’s $7M Donation

Innovation? MISTER Innovation to you.<p>You may have slept, but innovation was raging against the dying of the light.<p>1. Let’s go back to the Gulf. Yesterday was the first day of the shrimping season, and life carried on as normal. However, although there have been no official tests put in place, …

Wyclef Jean

Atomic Books in Hampden looks to put a 3D printer in-store [Links]

Atomic Books needs a 3D printer [Atombler]: “We’re working on getting one in the store so you can come in and learn about 3D printing and play around …

Former downtown Radisson to be restored to its Lord Baltimore roots - Baltimore Business Journal

By Sarah Meehan <br>– Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal<p>Aug 2, 2013, 11:32am EDT<p>The Lord Baltimore Hotel is preparing for a full-scale renovation that …

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Detroit on the Verge

<i>“What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.” ― Charles</i> …