Nick Hornby (About a Boy) says of Baltimore writer, Jessica Anya Blau: Blau has a steady nerve, as well as a wicked imagination . . . It takes you a little while to realize that what you’re reading is top-notch comic writing because you’re getting all the stuff you normally get in literary fiction […]
Even if you’ve lived in Baltimore all you life, chances are your ancestors came from a different part of America – if not the world. Geographers research this phenomenon as the discipline of Transnationalism, and Alan Marcus, a professor at Towson at University, has edited a book called Transnational Geographers […]
As we continue to honor Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, Booknotes caught up with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, whose mission it is to re-create, as closely as possible, the staging conditions of Shakespeare’s time. Here is the Founder and Artistic Director of BSF, Tom Delise.
Chainlines are the widely spaced lines visible in the texture of hand-made laid paper, and Chainlines, LLC is the name of the company founded by Kristine Smets, one of a select group of Baltimore-based professional genealogists. She came in to talk to us about this intriguing science.
Imagine A Midsummer Night’s Dream peopled by puppets that swoop around and amongst the actors as shadow characters! This was how I first came across the Handspring Puppet Company at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre. The company, established in Cape Town by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, draws its inspiration from the West African tradition of puppetry […]
Rafael Alvarez, who makes a living as a Baltimore writer, up to and including writing for The Wire, is pairing up to offer a writing workshop … and you could win a space.
“The older the better” is the motto of Passager, a journal and an imprint publishing the work of writers over 50 … and over 60, 70, 80, 90, . . . Kendra Kopelke, co-editor, came in to talk about the publication.
Brian Kay, dubbed a modern-day troubadour, is releasing a new CD with Ayreheart. He talks about the tradition of historical plucked instruments and ancient songs of the world.
I love how the music scene in and around Baltimore is always offering new discoveries. I was a guest at Music in the Valley for the first time this evening, only to discover that the concert series has been going since 2008 in partnership with the BSO’s concertmaster, Jonathan Carney. It’s in the bucolic setting of St. John’s Church, […]
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has an exciting season planned for their 15th anniversary – but first, they’re offering their annual summer outdoor shows in-the-ruins. Founding artistic director Ian Gallanar came in to talk about it all.