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.
Ben Tanzer is a podcaster, writer, and teacher steeped in the world of books. On Booknotes this month, he talks about the effect of the pandemic on the book industry going forward, and the virtual fall release of his new book, Upstate.
From the San Francisco Conservatory, Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein will present a two-piano virtual recital of Rachmaninov, Busoni, and Ravel for the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday, November 8th. They give their insights into this more unusual repertoire.
Shifra Malka, in response to the childhood message that she did not matter, instead built a life that matters to her. In writing about her journey, she offers an example to others who may have been hurt by a similar message, and who want to make their lives large and remarkable. […]