Christina Tkacik

Writer

Christina Tkacik is a multimedia journalist specializing in video, photography and social media. She worked at National Geographic in Washington and A Magazine in Beirut. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in media studies from American University of Beirut. 

Recent Articles

  • Tangier cat airlift: Baltimore man helps rescue island-dwelling cats

    Tangier cat airlift: Baltimore man helps rescue island-dwelling cats

    The pilot loaded up his plane Saturday with a bag of Meow Mix, a bag of Cat Chow and two 50-pound bags of kitty litter. On an island in the Chesapeake Bay, there were cats that needed homes and cats that needed food. And so, David Johnson, a retired 70-year-old Fells Point adman was headed to Tangier...

  • Don't expect this retro delicacy to make a comeback

    Don't expect this retro delicacy to make a comeback

    Restaurant week kicks off this week in Baltimore, with great deals on meals to be had at some of the city’s choicest spots. Though artisanal spins on traditional foods are likely to be in high supply — think, fancy pot pies and gourmet fried chicken — there’s one old-school favorite you won’t see...

  • Cold weather and low tide could pose threat to Maryland oyster supply

    Cold weather and low tide could pose threat to Maryland oyster supply

    Extremely low tides combined with sustained freezing temperatures are posing what one Maryland oyster farmer calls a potential “doomsday scenario” for the harvest of farm-raised oysters. While oysters can live in water even if they’re underneath frozen ice, they’ll die if exposed to cold air for...

  • Retro HoCo: St. Louis Chapel

    Retro HoCo: St. Louis Chapel

    Where a kebab shop and nail salon now stand on Route 108 not long ago was farmland, and so was the rolling plain now dotted with single-family homes. In those days, Clarksville was synonymous with St. Louis Catholic Church, says Monsignor Joseph L. Luca: “There was nothing else here.” The church...

  • When Baltimoreans had Rx for whiskey

    When Baltimoreans had Rx for whiskey

    As medical marijuana dispensaries make their first appearance in the state, it’s worth remembering a time when prescription alcohol flowed in the cups of Marylanders. The Prohibition years from 1920-1933 saw a glut of doctor-prescribed alcohol across the United States. None other than famously...

  • From unexpected generosity to the 'Rise Up' heard round the world, Baltimore loved an underdog in 2017

    From unexpected generosity to the 'Rise Up' heard round the world, Baltimore loved an underdog in 2017

    Strangers offering to pay a Baltimore woman’s water bills. City students pooling their pennies for hurricane victims. A Baltimore youth choir touching people around the world. This year, a few stories of unexpected generosity and strangers going out of their way to bring a smile to people they’d...

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