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Thursday, October 20, 2011



Steve Charing OUTspoken: 'Occupy' must harness its good energy


What needs to be done, what would be smart, is for the Occupy movement in the U.S. to follow the model of the right wing's protest counterpart, the Tea Party, and delve into electoral politics whereby these complaints could be effectively addressed by a government that's sympathetic to its causes. ... The Occupy movement needs to harness its own good energy and do more than protest.

The Baltimore Chop: The best bars for daydrinking


Here are a lot of great bars in Baltimore, but many establishments are great for different reasons. The bar that's great in the hour before last call is seldom ever also great before noon. We give you some of our top choices for daydrinking bars in Charm City.

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street News: Saturday: Harford Road Zombie Crawl


Rik and Shannon Marshall, a couple of Halloween enthusiasts, started the Harford Road Zombie Crawl in 2009 after a disappointing crawl downtown. It was their response to underwhelming drink specials and typical costumes ("too many people dressed as Superman and Chewbacca," Rik wrote in an email). Another perk: a non-sponsored crawl would give the zombies control in how much they spend.

The Urban Rabbi: The din of the sukkah


Living in the country, away from people, things are quieter. The city is a place saturated with human and natural events. Living in the New Jewish Neighborhood might just mean getting beyond the "four cubits" of our own desires (as I needed to). How often do we simply take in the fact that our neighbors have conversations to enjoy and things to laugh about?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



DIY Investor: Neither is my party and I'll switch if I want to


I have to admit that I've switched parties and may switch again, but I'm getting so confused that I'm not sure which primary I'm supposed to vote in. I guess I should make my life easier and just register as an Independent.

Bmore Musically Informed: Dan Deacon, Celebration tix on sale


The Dan Deacon Ensemble has fluctuated in size and dynamic since its original Bromst components several years ago. On Friday, December 16 in Baltimore, a new ensemble will be unveiled. The new five piece will make it's debut at the Ottobar on the just announced triple-threat bill that also includes Celebration and Matmos.

Dining Dish: Eco-friendly pizza box doubles as plates


Baltimore based Pizza Boli has stepped up their eco friendly game with the help of local supplier, Acme Paper and Supply Company. Pizza Boli is using Green Box products, the Green Boxes' innovative design allows customers to dissemble the box and use the parts as plates, cutting down on waste.

Bay Daily: Young striped bass are up, but pressures remain