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  • Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    I wish Taylor Swift had taken him to the cleaners. David Mueller — a 51-year-old DJ — had the gall to not only grab her 23-year-old behind during a photo op in 2013 (standing next to his then-girlfriend, no less), but to also sue the world-famous pop star for losing his radio job because of it. But...

  • Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    I’ve been struggling for days with how to properly hold all the thoughts and emotions swirling around the disgusting displays of hatred, violence, intolerance and racism in Charlottesville last weekend — compounded by our president’s failure to properly condemn the domestic terror of the white...

  • Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    There’s a saying in politics that the first thing you should do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. On the issue of Charlottesville and Civil War statues, Donald Trump is approaching Luray Cavern depth, and he’s still shoveling away. What began as a foolish reaction Saturday, an...

  • Pugh's commitment on crime

    Pugh's commitment on crime

    Mayor Catherine Pugh says the pieces are nearly in place for Baltimore to start reducing its rate of violent crime. More resources are coming from the federal and state governments. Recruiting in the police department is up. The city is on the verge of selecting a monitor for its consent decree...

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  • Spending is up for back-to-school purchases

    Spending is up for back-to-school purchases

    Lured by mid-August sales and a break on the state’s sales tax, Mimi Fissiha chose to take her children shopping for school clothes and supplies this week. “It only happens once a year, so we’re taking advantage of it,” said Fissiha’s daughter, Saron Abera, a 16-year-old rising senior at Eastern...

  • McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick & Co. has closed a deal to buy the maker of Frank’s RedHot sauce and French’s mustard for $4.2 billion, the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker said Thursday. The company announced plans last month to buy the food division of United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Group, a move expected...

  • Aimed at 'cord cutters,' YouTube TV expands into Baltimore market

    Aimed at 'cord cutters,' YouTube TV expands into Baltimore market

    YouTube TV, which bills itself as an alternative to cable television, is expanding into Baltimore and 13 other markets. With the new markets — including Boston, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Louisville, Ky., Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Pittsburgh — YouTube TV said Thursday it is now available...

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  • 'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    North Avenue received an extra jolt last year when the theater troupe ArtsCentric started to make its home base in the already humming arts hub Motor House and delivered a big, buoyant production of “Dreamgirls.” The dynamic beat from ArtsCentric, a self-described “color-conscious” company that...

  • Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    Zurawik: Torch-lit Charlottesville images, Vice News report ignited moral fire

    It’s been almost a week since the torch-lit white supremacists rally at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, but the images of those Tiki flames illuminating hate-filled, white faces are still very much with me.

  • Flick picks: The best of Baltimore's film scene this week

    Flick picks: The best of Baltimore's film scene this week

    One of the most beautiful voices ever raised in the struggle against injustice and inequality is getting a welcome showcase at the Parkway. “Mama Africa” tells the story of singer and activist Miriam Makeba, a native of South Africa who was banned from her home for more than three decades, most...

  • Everyman Theatre brings back 'Taste of Everyman' series

    Everyman Theatre brings back 'Taste of Everyman' series

    Everyman Theatre’s pairing series will return for its 2017-2018 season. The theater’s “Taste of Everyman” series, which launched in 2015, pairs food and drinks with the theme of its shows. The first pairing of the season, Edible Insects, will offer patrons crispy bugs to go with Everyman’s “M....

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  • Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

    Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

    President Donald Trump's most unconventional senior adviser, Stephen Bannon, may have left the White House, but the political turbulence that has characterized the first seven months of Trump's presidency doesn't appear to be going anywhere. The tenure and departure of Bannon, the president's chief...

  • Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

    Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

    Another Palm Beach, Florida, charity announced Saturday that it was canceling plans to hold a gala at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club — the ninth to cancel a big-ticket charity event at the club this week. The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a charity focused on the ritzy island's...

  • Republican doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

    Republican doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

    President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party. Behind the...

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  • Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Baltimore day care remains closed following death of 8-month-old

    Following the death of an infant in May, the Rocket Tiers Learning Center in Baltimore remains under emergency suspension as the Maryland State Department of Education investigates whether the facility is safe for children. The center had appealed the suspension, but it was recently upheld after...

  • Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore to pay $3.9 million to help clean up pollution from dump site

    Baltimore officials agreed this week to pay $3.9 million to help clean up hazardous pollution from a dump site in East Baltimore. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, voted Wednesday to enter into a consent decree with the federal government and state of Maryland...

  • State transportation department spends $36,000 to rebrand, unify agencies

    State transportation department spends $36,000 to rebrand, unify agencies

    The Maryland Department of Transportation has spent more than $36,000 on a rebranding, part of an effort to centralize operations and unify the state’s transportation agencies under Secretary Pete Rahn’s office. Rahn, appointed to Gov. Larry Hogan’s Cabinet in 2015 after leading transportation...

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