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Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

The visual artist and musician Paul Rucker has a secret sauce. That’s no metaphor — there’s a brown-gold liquid in a clear glass bottle sitting on a work table in Rucker’s studio at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where he’s an artist in residence. He’s spent the past four years refining the concoction,...

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    • To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

      To protect jobs, we must protect the ocean

      Since childhood, I’ve had the good fortune to gain an intimate knowledge of one of our nation’s greatest treasures. Through countless hours spent exploring the inlets and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay, I’ve gained a lifelong appreciation for this remarkable ecosystem and an undying commitment to...

    • 'The persistent plague of pain inflicted on African Americans cuts across centuries'

      I remember well the eloquent articulation of the agony and aspirations of African Americans as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a dream for justice and equality and people stood in solidarity at the March on Washington. His prophetic words are etched in our collective memory and are now considered...

    • Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

      Md. must reform process for filling legislative vacancies

      Nathaniel Oaks, who is facing federal fraud charges and refuses to resign, told the Baltimore Sun last month, “I’m a senator. I have obligations to the constituency that elected me.” Tell that to voters interested in having a say in choosing representatives who can do the hard job of improving...

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    • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

      Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

      Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

    • Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft forms an autonomous vehicle unit

      Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting automakers and...

    • Five Minutes with ... Tony Brusco, CEO of South Mountain Creamery

      Five Minutes with ... Tony Brusco, CEO of South Mountain Creamery

      Grocery delivery services are becoming increasingly popular — this is, after all, the on-demand age. But Tony Brusco said the growth of his Middletown-based farm-to-home company is also tapping into something else. “There’s a certain sense of feeling good about the food you’re getting when you...

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    • Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Sean Spicer was part of White House disrespect for press

      Don’t weep for Sean Spicer, who resigned today as press secretary to President Trump. He started out in his job six months ago lying about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration, and the rest of his tenure was mainly marked by belligerence and severely reduced access for the press. Remember...

    • Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

      Giada de Laurentiis says she's opening a restaurant in Baltimore

      Giada de Laurentiis, the Food Network chef known for her Italian cooking, says she is opening a restaurant in Baltimore (but don’t ask her why). In a Facebook Live video on the Food Network’s Facebook page Friday, de Laurentiis took questions from viewers while making lemon ricotta cookies. One...

    • Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Yes, Artscape weekend is usually hot — but not always the hottest

      Every summer, it seems like an inevitable heat wave rolls into Baltimore just in time for Artscape. This year, the largely outdoor free music and arts festival will take place during a Code Red heat advisory, meaning the heat poses a health risk. Art-lovers could face dehydration and hyperthermia...

    • Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

      Artscape 2017: 10 things not to miss

      For 36 years, Artscape has been Baltimore’s go-to summer party — an all-for-free celebration of the performing and visual arts, bringing together a vast range of Charm City’s creative minds, from street performers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. “Artscape is a tradition, but every year, it...

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    • Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

      Chris Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

      After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater fondness than the others. The first, in 2013, brought the bursting pride of a first success. But he won by more than four minutes,...

    • Five possible questions for Maryland coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      Five possible questions for Maryland coach DJ Durkin at Big Ten Media Days

      With Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday, it’s time to think up some questions to ask second-year Maryland coach DJ Durkin about the upcoming season. Here are five questions that are bound to be asked and some of the answers he might give (or a close facsimile). Question No. 1:...

    • Ravens 2017 training camp primer: A position-by-position breakdown

      Ravens 2017 training camp primer: A position-by-position breakdown

      Roster questions will be answered over the next six weeks as position battles are sorted out. Injuries will inevitably occur. A few veterans will be phased out and an unknown undrafted rookie or two will emerge as a potential key piece. The period players affectionately call “the grind” begins...

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    • Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

      Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

      The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health care bill, but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said...

    • Anthony Scaramucci said he wants Sarah Sanders 'to continue to use the hair and makeup person'

      Anthony Scaramucci said he wants Sarah Sanders 'to continue to use the hair and makeup person'

      Anthony Scaramucci had nothing but glowing praise for new White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when he made the rounds on morning shows on Sunday. "I think Sarah does a great job. She's an incredibly warm person. She's incredibly authentic," the new White House communications director...

    • White House offers muddled message on Russia sanctions legislation

      White House offers muddled message on Russia sanctions legislation

      White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine. Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Sanders, who on Friday was promoted to press...

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