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From Poe to crabs, Baltimore emojis could soon be on your phone

Communication is always evolving, and that even includes emojis, the malleable, pint-sized icons of faces, objects and symbols available on most smartphones.

Like any local with a love of Bawlmerese, Ross Nochumowitz wanted more options to reflect his love of his city, so the Mount Washington resident created an app titled Baltimore Emojis by Baltimore in a Box. (Nochumowitz is also the owner of Baltimore...

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The millennial dating scene has pros and cons

People are obsessed with talking about and analyzing millennials; at least it seems that way from my entitled, smartphone-sized millennial world view. There's endless talk about our career choices and spending habits and Internet usage and lingo. But no topic is more popular than millennials and dating.

The Internet is saturated with think pieces about romance and technology, research studies highlighting...

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'The Daily Show' host-in-waiting Trevor Noah keeps his cool in concert performance

If Trevor Noah is feeling any early jitters about settling into Jon Stewart's chair as the new host of the "The Daily Show," he's hiding it very well.

The South African comedian, who will take over for Stewart on Sept. 28, performed Tuesday at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, delivering a confident, well-paced set that showcased his sharp, topical humor. Comedy Central hosted the event, primarily...

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Sasheer Zamata on 'Saturday Night Live' and surprising audiences with her stand-up

When Sasheer Zamata joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” early last year, controversy and criticism surrounded the sketch-comedy institution.

A national conversation about the show's lack of diversity had grown increasingly louder, and Zamata — only the fifth black female cast member in “SNL's” 40-year history — became the embodiment of a pop-culture debate, whether she liked it or not. So Zamata...

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Lower Dens' Jana Hunter pens op-ed on white privilege in Baltimore music scene

Baltimore offers a sense of creative freedom to musicians, but those freedoms are almost exclusively limited to non-black artists, Jana Hunter writes in a new op-ed.

Hunter, singer of local band Lower Dens, authored the piece, titled "White Privilege and Black Lives in the Baltimore Music Scene," posted Tuesday on Pitchfork. In it, she addresses the disparity in success between mostly white musicians...

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