Street Destination

So, Istanbul. Decades after the Ottoman Empire said goodbye to its last Sultan in 1922 the population of Istanbul was what it had been at the end of the 19th century—hovering around a million. That’s not a lot for a city that big; it must have felt as empty as Baltimore does sometimes. Since then, Istanbul’s population has grown thirteen fold, and like its income, it’s still growing fast compared to metropolitan areas in other industrialized nations. How does this happen?

The 2nd Annual Alley Aerial Festival

Imagine performers hoisted in the air and suspended by industrial sculptures and rigging, set against the vibrantly painted walls of an alley covered in street art. Here are the makings of a one-of-a-kind event that is nothing less than mesmerizing.

A New Backstory: Rekindling Maryland’s Craft

Perez Klebahn peels back the layers of the reemergence of Maryland distilling. Meet some of the people developing fine spirits locally and get a glimpse of the variety of libations being produced right here at home.

Mr. Oz

Mr. Oz, Filmmaker & Claymation Artist Omar Mroz is a Claymation artist, filmmaker, actor, and writer from Owings Mills. His…

Erica Hinson Denny

She said, “we are flowers of one garden” and we’re left to wonder if she knew how profound those words would be to us now. Erica Hinson Denny (aka Artfisch) leaves behind a loving family and a community of friends and admirers who have been deeply touched by her light. Her ability to see the world with a singular vision and relay that to others in an entirely unique and sincere way makes the time we had with her that much more precious. She was gifted in the sense that she was the conduit that enabled others to see and feel from an entirely new perspective. The world through her eyes bursts with color and light and often reveals the better spirit in all of us. For this, we are grateful for having known her.