Today is Baltimore’s 285th birthday. 
Or is it?
[Spoiler: "It’s like the old accountant who’s asked how much is two and two, and he said, ‘How much do you need it to be?’"]

Today is Baltimore’s 285th birthday.

Or is it?

[Spoiler: "It’s like the old accountant who’s asked how much is two and two, and he said, ‘How much do you need it to be?’"]

Move over Aunt Becky. Uncle Jesse found “true love” in Ocean City this weekend.

John Stamos, who played the lovable goofball uncle to the infant Olsen twins in “Full House” posted a picture of a mountain of hard-shell crabs to Instagram on Sunday. The caption: “Found true love in Ocean City MD.”

A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, “Y’all will never catch me,” in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday.
“Wait what?? Isn’t that him right above my comment??” wrote another commenter.

A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, “Y’all will never catch me,” in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday.

“Wait what?? Isn’t that him right above my comment??” wrote another commenter.

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

retrobaltimore:

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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)

i-shot:

Ferris Wheel. Artscape. Baltimore.
More @ Facebook.com/UncensoredCity

i-shot:

Ferris Wheel. Artscape. Baltimore.

More @ Facebook.com/UncensoredCity

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)

ejvasko:

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.

ejvasko:

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.

patgavin:

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.”