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.

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.

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)

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. 
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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.

FROM THE FRONT PAGE: Harris Najim, 5 plays in the water of the Walter Sondheim fountain at the Inner Harbor as his family, from Melbourne AU, enjoy time in the city during their cross-country tour of the United States. The Baltimore area is due for another burst of heat Wednesday, as heat and humidity are forecast to bring heat indices to nearly 100 degrees by the afternoon. (Photo: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

FROM THE FRONT PAGE: Harris Najim, 5 plays in the water of the Walter Sondheim fountain at the Inner Harbor as his family, from Melbourne AU, enjoy time in the city during their cross-country tour of the United States. The Baltimore area is due for another burst of heat Wednesday, as heat and humidity are forecast to bring heat indices to nearly 100 degrees by the afternoon. (Photo: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)

Honfest, through the years.
Spray, wigs and lampshades are just some of the ways 20 years of Honfest Best Hon winners did their hairdos.

Like the sound of a Greek Revival mansion with an “amazing view”? Want to own a “piece of Baltimore history”? Willing to look beyond a “scarred exterior”? Want to own a “piece of Baltimore history”? The city thinks it has the vacant for you.

Like the sound of a Greek Revival mansion with an “amazing view”? Want to own a “piece of Baltimore history”? Willing to look beyond a “scarred exterior”? Want to own a “piece of Baltimore history”? The city thinks it has the vacant for you.

Pop-culture references are not new to sermons, but a high-profile Baltimore pastor is making national headlines for quoting a popular Chris Brown song.

“God help me. Old saints, y’all forgive me, but I got to tell you: These hoes ain’t loyal!” Bryant said to cheers. (It begins at around the 18-minute mark in the above YouTube clip that was published on Tuesday.)

How much do blue crabs cost this week?
If you saw a disheveled, clearly despondent 66-year-old man hitchhiking, would you pick him up?
Would you pick him up if you realized he was John Waters?
Two springs ago, Baltimore’s most unrepentant degenerate set out on a mission of discovery. Beginning on Charles Street, not far from his home, Waters would hitchhike all the way to his San Francisco condo, following Interstate 70 most of way. There would be little in the way of advance planning; he’d be relying totally on his thumb and the kindness of strangers.(Photo: Shauta Marsh)

If you saw a disheveled, clearly despondent 66-year-old man hitchhiking, would you pick him up?

Would you pick him up if you realized he was John Waters?

Two springs ago, Baltimore’s most unrepentant degenerate set out on a mission of discovery. Beginning on Charles Street, not far from his home, Waters would hitchhike all the way to his San Francisco condo, following Interstate 70 most of way. There would be little in the way of advance planning; he’d be relying totally on his thumb and the kindness of strangers.

(Photo: Shauta Marsh)