A BALTIMORE EDUCATION

It was a long trip from cultural ground zero in Schenectady, but ultimately, I settled in Baltimore. Despite years spent in New England, London and New York, the seamy-sweet tang of Baltimore’s culture sucked me right in. It felt palpable and compelling. In decline since before the riots and abandonment of the sixties, Baltimore careened like its old streetcars around the curves the late twentieth century threw at it. Successful in the past, it was now a drunken uncle rebelling his way toward retirement.

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Mathew Bainbridge

For the past 15 years, Detroit native Mathew Bainbridge has worked at the top of the Baltimore film industry. His résumé includes major motion pictures Liberty Heights, Cecil B. Demented,…

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Evolver’s Dream Spore

Photo by Philip Laubner It’s morning on the farm and Michael Tew leads a session of meditation and yoga. Clockwise from left: Singer/songwriter Gail Silverman, Singer/songwriter Adi Love, my assistant…

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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.

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