Martin O’Malley and David Simon together on a train - Really.

Is beer summit too grand a term?

Remember Dan Janssen, the Ellicott City man who has eaten pizza every day for the past 25 years?

Justin Levy, a New York-based documentary film maker (and former Baltimorean) who broke Janssen’s story for VICE, has returned with a 15-minute documentary depicting Janssen’s relationship with pizza.

Now-and-then pictures: Hippodrome Theatre

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THEN: A sign showing that the Hippodrome Theatre was showing the movie “The Kid” indicates this photo was taken in 1921. The theater seated 3,000 and opened in 1914 as a movie palace that also featured vaudeville acts. (Baltimore Sun photo, 1921)

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NOW: This is the restored and revived Hippodrome today, as seen from the Redwood Street garage. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo, 2014)

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The cast and crew of “House of Cards” kicked off their third season of filming in Baltimore with a party at The BoatHouse Canton last weekend. Kevin Spacey — who stars as Machiavellian politician Frank Underwood — attended the Saturday evening gathering, as did Michael Kelly — who plays Underwood’s right-hand man, Doug Stamper — according to the restaurant’s marketing manager, Hanly Heubeck.
The restaurant’s staff was barred from photographing the stars of the show, but they provided us with photos of the gathering and platters of yummy-looking food. Since everyone wants to see the show’s star, we took a little creative license with the photos and doused them with a heavy dose of Spacey.
Is this the way the party went down? We can’t be sure, since the gathering was closed to outsiders, but this is how the party appears in our imaginations. — Julie Scharper
(via 'House of Cards' party at The BoatHouse Canton [Pictures] - baltimoresun.com)

The cast and crew of “House of Cards” kicked off their third season of filming in Baltimore with a party at The BoatHouse Canton last weekend. Kevin Spacey — who stars as Machiavellian politician Frank Underwood — attended the Saturday evening gathering, as did Michael Kelly — who plays Underwood’s right-hand man, Doug Stamper — according to the restaurant’s marketing manager, Hanly Heubeck.

The restaurant’s staff was barred from photographing the stars of the show, but they provided us with photos of the gathering and platters of yummy-looking food. Since everyone wants to see the show’s star, we took a little creative license with the photos and doused them with a heavy dose of Spacey.

Is this the way the party went down? We can’t be sure, since the gathering was closed to outsiders, but this is how the party appears in our imaginations. — Julie Scharper

(via 'House of Cards' party at The BoatHouse Canton [Pictures] - baltimoresun.com)

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Ferris Wheel. Artscape. Baltimore.
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Ferris Wheel. Artscape. Baltimore.

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Pizza Party Twister? Now that’s some Twister we can get on board with. (via Artscape, in Baltimore)

Pizza Party Twister? Now that’s some Twister we can get on board with. (via Artscape, in Baltimore)

Today’s B cover: 10 bold Orioles predictions for the second half. 
Ever wonder what Inner Harbor looked like without the Harborplace promenade? Well, it looked a little something like this.

(via Along Baltimore’s Light Street)

Ever wonder what Inner Harbor looked like without the Harborplace promenade? Well, it looked a little something like this.

(via Along Baltimore’s Light Street)

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Sharon Jones at The Beachland Ballroom(2011) Cleveland, OH
50mm lens, 1/100 second at f/1.8

INTERVIEW: Artscape headliner Sharon Jones is stronger than ever after pancreatic cancer battle.

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Sharon Jones at The Beachland Ballroom(2011) Cleveland, OH

50mm lens, 1/100 second at f/1.8

INTERVIEW: Artscape headliner Sharon Jones is stronger than ever after pancreatic cancer battle.

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Still Standing.

patgavin:

Still Standing.

She stands just five-feet tall and weighs less than some pumpkins, but that didn’t stop Towson grad Kacy Catanzaro from dominating “American Ninja Warrior.”

Cowboy. Monkey. Rodeo. 

(Photos: Jon Sham, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Aberdeen, Md.)

Catch of the day: Maryland’s famous crustacean from the Bay to the table

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Tracking down Chesapeake Blue Crabs is easier said than done. These creatures have a mind of their own, and can easily migrate tens of miles a day. So naturally the chase becomes part of the job.

Here’s a look down memory lane at some retro crabbing photos from The Sun’s photo archives.

Retro Baltimore Trivia

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QUESTION: John Waters is known for that pencil-thin mustache. What celebrity inspired him to grow it?

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John Waters  (William Hotz, Baltimore Sun file photo, 1972)

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Bonus: Picture of John Waters with long hair.

Have no fear: There’s not actually anything different about your Berger cookie. (Yet.)