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The Senator named one of top 20 movie theaters in the world

The Senator named one of the top 20 movie theaters in the world

Men's Journal magazine thinks very highly of Baltimore's Senator Theatre.

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Duff Goldman bakes the cakes for Katy Perry's 'Birthday' video

Duff Goldman bakes the cakes for Katy Perry's 'Birthday' video

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Hopkins students create musical staircase

Hopkins students create musical staircase

A group of Johns Hopkins University students have turned a staircase into a giant keyboard.

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Stevie Wonder eats dinner in Baltimore, stops by Apple Store

Stevie Wonder eats dinner in Baltimore, stops by Apple Store

Stevie Wonder just called to say I love you, Baltimore, over the weekend.

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'Game of Thrones' duo to adapt Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's novel

'Game of Thrones' duo to adapt Baltimore author Stephen Hunter's novel

Word from Hollywood is that former Baltimore Sun and Washington Post movie critic Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel, "Dirty White Boys," will be the next project for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the pair behind HBO's hugely successful "Game of Thrones."

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Ravens' Lardarius Webb to walk runway in Harbor East fashion show

Ravens' Lardarius Webb to walk runway in Harbor East fashion show

Baltimore Ravens’ Lardarius Webb will headline FashionEASTa, the annual Harbor East fashion show that highlights the neighborhood’s top retailers.

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Stacy Keibler expecting a baby girl

Stacy Keibler expecting a baby girl

Start buying pink for Stacy Keibler!

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Smyth seeks permanent home for Natty Boh/Utz Girl billboard

Smyth seeks permanent home for Natty Boh/Utz Girl billboard

Did the Little Utz Girl say "yes" to Mr. Natty Boh?

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'Born in Baltimore' show seeks host

'Born in Baltimore' show seeks host

Do you have the charisma of Oprah, the peppiness of Katie Couric and the wit of Letterman?

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Hard Rock Cafe offers free dinners to those who sing on Tax Day

Hard Rock Cafe offers free dinners to those who sing on Tax Day

Sometimes singers get pelted with tomatoes. 

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Baltimore sisters organizing 'pantless' protest for Artscape

Baltimore sisters organizing 'pantless' protest for Artscape

Nearly 400 activists are planning to stage a protest at Artscape this year and they'll be leaving their pants at home.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh's $2.1 million home under contract

Ravens coach John Harbaugh's $2.1 million home under contract

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is selling his Reisterstown home for $2.1 million, according to recent real estate listings.

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Baltimore oriole featured in new Songbirds Forever Stamps collection

Baltimore oriole featured in new Songbirds Forever Stamps collection

The Baltimore oriole -- the Maryland state bird and namesake for our beloved baseball team -- has made the cut as one of the 10 birds featured on the U.S. Postal Service's Songbirds Forever Stamps. Other featured songbirds include the American goldfinch, the white-throated sparrow and the mountain bluebird.

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Walter White of 'Breaking Bad' is a terrible teacher, Hopkins professor says

Walter White of 'Breaking Bad' is a terrible teacher, Hopkins professor says

Fans of "Breaking Bad" know that chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White made a number of uh, morally questionable decisions.  

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'Saturday Night Live' literally burns Jos. A. Bank with brutal parody

'Saturday Night Live' literally burns Jos. A. Bank with brutal parody

"Saturday Night Live" skewered Jos. A. Bank this weekend, suggesting that the Carroll County-based company's suits are a cheap alternative to paper towels.

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Ray Rice marries Janay Palmer amid assault case

Ray Rice marries Janay Palmer amid assault case

A day after he was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ravens running back Ray Rice and Janay Palmer got married.

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Nobel Peace Prize medal sells for $1.1 million at auction

Nobel Peace Prize medal sells for $1.1 million at auction

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Homeless dog cast in Baltimore production of 'Richard III'

Homeless dog cast in Baltimore production of 'Richard III'

A dog, a dog, my kingdom for a dog!

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER


Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners, and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.

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