Farida Shourbaji: 2013 is a lucky year -- Penn Sculpture, like most Geminis, struggles with multiple personalities but will finally just embrace all of its sides and take advantage of mid-to-late 2013's lucky money stars. Perhaps by opening a new bar/art space in Station North? Lexie Mountain: Baltimore's relationship with Jonathan Borofsky's "Male/Female" statue will not be resolved in 2013. If anything, the public art piece will remain as divisive a landmark as it was when erected in 2004. Love it or hate it, Male/ Female is not going anywhere without a fight, regardless of how hard you blog or derisively you gesture when you tell your friends while showing them around town for the first time that, "Welp, (sigh), there's that thing." Angela Devoti: A bizarre electric buzzing emanating from Male/Female will prompt BGE to lock down the area in search of a shorted wire. But the joke is on us: Male/Female has actually been receiving a steady stream of texts from his/her new crush: The crash test dummy from last year's Artscape. He's looking for a place to crash this summer. Will this high-profile love affair turn the public's attention away from Utz Girl and Natty Boh man? T-shirt makers from Canton to Catonsville are crossing their fingers.
Gabriella Demczuk, Baltmore Sun photo