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

  • Sadness and shock as Baltimore Clayworks clears out

    Sadness and shock as Baltimore Clayworks clears out

    Retired pediatrician Eric Fine unwrapped the wet horse head from plastic and looked at it, not knowing what to do. He’d been working on it for weeks — the course was called “sculptural narrative with animal form.” The teacher was Kevin Rohde. But the course will never finish. Clayworks has closed...

  • 'Two Lane Stories' explores the work of black male artists

    'Two Lane Stories' explores the work of black male artists

    His parents wish he’d stuck with his day job, he says — working at the computer lab at Morgan State University. But Charles Mason III wanted something more. “I want to live,” said Mason, 26, sitting at a shared table in Mount Vernon’s Bun Shop. He wore a jean jacket with patches on the arm, and...

  • Martin O'Malley to attend gathering of O'Malley clan in Ireland

    Martin O'Malley to attend gathering of O'Malley clan in Ireland

    Later this month, people from around the world with the last name "O'Malley" will gather in the courtyard of a medieval castle in Galway, Ireland. While Irish tunes play, they'll feast on lamb cooked over an open spit and celebrate a clan that counts a 16th century pirate queen among its members....

  • 'Every kid wants a bike ever:' Earning wheels at BYKE in Greenmount West

    'Every kid wants a bike ever:' Earning wheels at BYKE in Greenmount West

    If you ask Lenny Marshall, he'll tell you: "It's easier to get in trouble, moreso than staying clean." Marshall, 27, speaks from experience. As a teen, he says, he dealt drugs all over the city. Then his daughter was born. He got a full-time job and turned his life around. Now, in his spare time,...

  • 65 years ago, Tommy and Margie got married in Baltimore's own royal wedding

    65 years ago, Tommy and Margie got married in Baltimore's own royal wedding

    It was June 8, 1952, and it was Baltimore’s equivalent of a royal wedding. According to The Baltimore Sun, so many thousands of people jammed onto the grounds of the Baltimore Basilica to watch the mayor’s son, "Little Tommy" D’Alesandro, marry Margaret ("Margie") Piracci that the fire department...

  • Retro HoCo: Columbia's whimsical street names

    Retro HoCo: Columbia's whimsical street names

    Columbia is known for its whimsical street names: There’s Liquid Laughter Lane, Crazy Quilt Court and Painted Yellow Gate. They sound like roads you might travel on an acid trip. But the reason for the unusual names is somewhat prosaic. “We had maybe 1,000 names to come up with — villages, streets,...

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