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Parkville teen heads to World Maker Faire with viral light-up prom dress

Over the years, Claire Smith has worked on a number of tech-related projects, from robots to 3-D printing, but it wasn’t until she decided to rig her prom dress with multicolored lights that she started winning awards, attracting national media attention and catching the eye of the tech community....

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Now-and-then pictures: Eden St. at Eastern Ave. was once considered as site for Leakin Park


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Food & Wine magazine: Baltimore's Ivy has the 'best hotel breakfast you can't have'


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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

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    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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  • 5 easy ways to turn your house into a smart home

    5 easy ways to turn your house into a smart home

    There was a time when setting up a smart home was a labor-intensive endeavor. You had to know which devices worked together, spend tedious days getting everything to work just right, then master complicated software to control the whole experience. Things have changed. Nowadays, smart homes are...

  • 5 tips to keep ticks away

    5 tips to keep ticks away

    Researchers are predicting 2017 will be one of the worst years for ticks that we have seen in quite some time — and by all indications, those researchers are correct. People who have found themselves pulling ticks off their pets, children and their own bodies can readily attest to this. The question...

  • O Mythmas Tree! Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Tree Debate

    O Mythmas Tree! Debunking the Myths Behind the Real vs. Artificial Tree Debate

    Here comes Santa Claus … and a sleigh full of confusion about Christmas trees. Better to buy real or better to buy artificial? Popular myths are that real trees are bad for the environment, artificial trees make more financial sense and real trees are just a hassle, but read on for some facts that...