While Americans have been deeply absorbed with the topic of immigration for generations, emigration from the United States has been almost entirely ignored. A new book by Alan Marcus examines the largest organized group of white Americans ever to emigrate from the United States voluntarily.
Michelle Madow, who grew up in Maryland and now makes her home in Florida, is a bestselling author of fast-paced, young adult fantasy novels. She has realized her dream of making a career as a full-time writer by self-publishing the multiple books she puts out a year. She still has a 410 phone […]
Janet Alexander Griffin, who has shaped the vision and strategy for all of Folger’s cultural programming including theater performances, music concerts, poetry readings, talks, and other humanities programs, will retire on March 31st. It was my pleasure to reflect on her tenure of 44 years.
Black and white, young and old, a group of women risk their personal identities to build a second family while creating a documentary-film across the inequities of their Baltimore City neighborhoods. Twelve years in the making, this powerful documentary is being shown at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival, February 12-25. I spoke with Co-Producers, […]
The Spring 2021 semester for the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University is underway, offering its wide range of topics from music to art to the natural world and beyond. I spoke to Director, Douglas Blackstone.
The ever-versatile Baltimore writer, Eric D. Goodman, has taken to exploring the genre of literary thrillers. He’s created Clive Allen, a suave private eye, who ventures throughout China in search of an ancient jadeite tablet from the Ming dynasty.
The early music group Quicksilver will be featured in a Shriver Hall Concert Series virtual performance at 5:30 PM on Sunday, available on demand for a week thereafter. Violinist and co-director JULIE ANDRIJESKI gave me some wonderful insights into this rarefied field.
During the months of quarantining that have morphed into so many other destabilizing events in the country, Passager Books has been inviting contributors to join in the conversation by sending in a diary entry about what has been happening in their lives. (If you’d like to submit a diary entry, you can do so here, […]
The Enoch Pratt Free Library has made a point of being there for the Baltimore community during the Covid-19 response, and this holiday season is no different. I spoke with their Director of Marketing & Communications, Meghan McCorkell.
The McGill-McHale-trio—an intriguing combination of clarinet, flute, and piano—is presenting a virtual program of French and American works for the Shriver Hall Concert Series. It was my pleasure to speak by phone with flutist Demarre McGill.