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

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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  • What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    Our view: Talking about restoring American adoption of Russian children is code for excusing human rights abuses When Donald Trump Jr. was first confronted about his campaign meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer, he explained that the topic of conversation was adoption. When President Donald...

  • Trump can't stop being himself

    Trump can't stop being himself

    In the same week we learned there was yet another reason to admire Amelia Earhart as a feminist icon and were reminded of the brilliance of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, our president reduced France’s first lady to the status of a racehorse....

  • Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Baltimore police's integrity problem

    Let’s accept, for the sake of argument, the most innocent possible explanation for the Baltimore police officer whose body camera footage appears to show him planting drugs in a trash strewn alley that he “finds” shortly thereafter. Let’s consider the additional context that Commissioner Kevin...

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  • Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft offering discounted rides, pick-up/drop-off zones at Artscape

    Lyft will provide pick-up and drop-off zones, charging stations, refreshments and discounted rides for new riders at Artscape this weekend, the ride-share company announced. First-time Lyft riders can get $5 off two rides to get to and from Artscape by using the code ARTSCAPEX17 in the Promos section...

  • Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Area industrial portfolio sold for $201 million

    Cushman & Wakefield said Thursday it had facilitated the $201 million sale of a an industrial portfolio concentrated in the Baltimore. The Baltimore-based real estate firm represented the seller, TA Realty, and will now serve as property manager for the portfolio’s 20 properties on behalf of the...

  • Waterfront Partnership moves forward with redesigned Rash Field

    Waterfront Partnership moves forward with redesigned Rash Field

    Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is moving forward with an updated plan for Rash Field that includes an overhaul of the park’s pavilion. At a presentation Thursday before the city’s Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel, Waterfront Partnership and architect Mahan Rykiel Associates said...

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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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  • 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...

  • United States weathers Canadian threat to win women's World Cup lacrosse gold

    United States weathers Canadian threat to win women's World Cup lacrosse gold

    The United States withstood its toughest test of the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup, defeating Canada, 10-5, in the gold medal game on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. The United States improved to 60-6-1 all-time in World Cup competition...

  • Branden Grace shoots 62 at British Open to set majors record

    Branden Grace shoots 62 at British Open to set majors record

    Branden Grace was playing in the daylight — good weather, at last — and the dark. The South African had no idea that he was headed for history Saturday, that his eight-birdie round of 62 in the British Open was the lowest ever in a major championship. As a result, Grace went from ho-hum to history....

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