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From 'Black Panther' fanfare to inclusive fan convention, Baltimore celebrates superhero diversity

Even in the superhero universe, representation matters — especially to Baltimore.

The city and surrounding areas have geared up for the premiere of Marvel’s “Black Panther” this week in a major way, with organizations renting out theaters and hosting sold-out private screenings to celebrate the superhero flick that includes a predominantly black cast.

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The original Baltimore bad girl: New Wallis Warfield Simpson bio out from royals biographer

A Mays Chapel woman remembers the long-ago night in Paris when she cradled the former King of England in her arms as the dying ex-monarch rasped his final breath.

“Poor old man,” Juliana Chatard Alexander said. “He was very sweet.”

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Timonium woman recalls final days of England's King Edward VIII

When she was in her 20s, Juliana Chatard Alexander was the night nurse for the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, the man who abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson.

After long declining interviews with historians and biographers, the Mays Chapel woman spoke with royal biographer Andrew Morton — and with The Baltimore Sun.

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Amy Schumer marries chef Chris Fischer in a secret wedding Tuesday
In honor of Olympics, Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan dishes on Korean cuisine, favorite recipes

Food has always played a big part in Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan’s life. The youngest of eight, Hogan grew up in a small town in South Korea. She would often gather around the table with her siblings, grandparents and parents to share a meal.

“We were always eating and happy,” said Hogan, who later learned to cook from her mother and her sister.

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Fells Point to host trio of new street festivals in 2018

Anxious to remind Baltimoreans how cool their neighborhood is, officials of Fells Point Main Street are bringing three new street festivals to their waterfront community this year.

“We’re looking to showcase the area,” said Misty Keens, the organization’s executive director, noting the festivals have been spread out “over the good seasons,” from spring to fall.

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