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Baltimore is the 8th 'rattiest' city in the U.S., Orkin says

The cooler temperatures in the fall often draw many of us inside for cozy, food-fueled movie binges — and, sadly, we are not alone. Rats want in, too, according to a recent news release by pest control company Orkin. And with many rodents looking for warmer, insulated places to spend the winter,...

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Retro Baltimore

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Retro Baltimore Trivia

Retro Baltimore Trivia

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia: QUESTION: Who was the woman from Baltimore who served as a British and American...


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Baltimore Insider

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HBO filming in Baltimore for Sonja Sohn documentary promotion

HBO filming in Baltimore for Sonja Sohn documentary promotion

A film crew for the upcoming HBO documentary “Baltimore Rising” are in Baltimore shooting promotional footage in advance of the film’s November premiere. The project, which is originally named “For the Love of Baltimore,” is directed by “The Wire” actress Sonja Sohn. The film centers on Baltimore...


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Weddings & Engagements

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Maryland Crabs

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  • How to pick crabs

    How to pick crabs

    A step-by-step guide to getting the most from your steamed crab. -- Kit Pollard Waskom

  • Maryland crabs

    Maryland crabs

  • Soft-shell crabs

    Soft-shell crabs

    There's no denying that soft-shell crabs are a little weird. They're slimy and slippery when raw. Cooked in a sandwich, their spindly legs and grabby claws poke out from the slices of bread and make some people wonder, "Do you seriously think I'm going to eat that?" Soft crabs are simply blue crabs...

  • Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Top 10 Baltimore crab decks

    Traditionally, Baltimoreans don't have their first crab feast until Memorial Day, when they can move the meal outside. The days are longer, and the crabs are fatter. Get to know our favorite Baltimore-area crab decks and patios. Because crabs just taste better when you're sitting outside.  

  • Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Maryland dishes that feature Old Bay

    Three cheers for the yellow, blue and red. Old Bay is celebrating its home-town pride with the Summer of Baytriotism, a summer-long celebration including restaurant promotions, a search for the Voice of Baltimore and the introduction of Blippar, an engaging technology that will allow Baltimoreans...

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  • Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting

    Shedding new light: 8 surprising facts that will have you rethinking your lighting

    You step into a dark room, turn on the light switch and go about your day without giving it another thought. But here's the thing — you should. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American home has approximately 50 light sockets, and most of those still contain inefficient...

  • 7 job titles that didn't exist before millennials

    Advertising and marketing agency job titles used to be a lot more concise and straightforward. A marketing assistant was someone who had a supporting role on marketing projects. Didn't matter what type of project it was. If the marketing director needed help, the assistant got pulled in. Today,...

  • Friends and money don't mix: Money cited as a key cause of stress in friendship (Infographic)

    Many consumers admit they would rather talk to their friends about nearly anything — including their love life or family drama — than money. People would rather trip and fall in public than ask a friend to pay them back. One solution? Forty-one percent of millennials say that sending money via...