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Black History Month travel destinations

African-American History Month began as "Negro History Week" in February 1926, initiated by historian Carter G. Woodson to recognize achievements related to the Black Diaspora. But in those days, getting to places with events celebrating those feats wasn't easy for people of color, as wide-ranging...

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'Carol,' 'Danish Girl,' 'Empire' among GLAAD Media Awards nominees

'Carol,' 'Danish Girl,' 'Empire' among GLAAD Media Awards nominees

“Carol,” “The Danish Girl,” "Master of None" and “Empire," which is filmed in Chicago, are among the films and shows that have nabbed GLAAD Media Awards nominations on Wednesday morning. The nods, announced on Wednesday morning, also include the wide release films "Dope," "Freeheld" and "Grandma."...


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Wedded: Christina Shoemaker and Ben Kable had a farm proposal, garden wedding


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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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