Summer arrived with more than 17,000 county residents seeking work. Still, a unique employment opportunity has remained available for weeks. The Capital ran unanswered classified ads and the hiring manager is nearing desperation. Pay exceeds minimum wage. Hours are flexible. Work outdoors and deepen your tan. Oh, one more thing …
Location: Welcome to Pine Tree Associates, a resort nestled on 96 acres of forested hills north of Annapolis. Pine Tree is one of the country’s oldest naturist clubs. This former farmland, still with its bucolic charm, was converted in the 1930s by families with a shared hobby. Today, there are shady campsites and grassy lawns, a sauna and an outdoor pool. Naturist means nudist.
Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.
If the crabs came from one of the area’s carryout restaurants or crab houses, more than likely the seasoning isn’t the iconic Old Bay. Chances are, it’s a seasoning mix produced in an industrial park off Sulphur Spring Road.
This is no McCormick with its giant campus in Hunt Valley and hundreds of employees. J.O. Spice Co. on Old Georgetown Road is still family run and employs a couple dozen people to produce seafood seasoning, as well as a whole line of products to spice up meat, fish and poultry.
You get a crab, and you get a crab, and you get a crab! Everybody here gets a crab!
As the Station North arts and entertainment district matures, community leaders are setting their sights on another long-promised part of the neighborhood’s renaissance — market-rate apartments.
Today is Baltimore’s 285th birthday.
[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?’"]
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
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.
QUESTION: John Waters is known for that pencil-thin mustache. What celebrity inspired him to grow it?
John Waters (William Hotz, Baltimore Sun file photo, 1972)
Bonus: Picture of John Waters with long hair.
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.)