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A Baltimore astrologer’s insights into the eclipse

Through the millennia, eclipses have been an object of cultural superstition, says Baltimore astrologer Eliza Graney. “Historically, eclipses were always viewed as bad,” she said. Astrologers even had a name for it: “the death of the king.”

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MICA faculty member makes waves for New Yorker cover illustration of Trump

A Maryland Institute College of Art faculty member is making waves for his New Yorker cover that depicts President Donald Trump in a boat — rudder in hand — as he blows at a sail that resembles a white Klu Klux Klan hood.

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Opening in sight for The Book Thing, says founder

Russell Wattenberg, founder of the free book haven and warehouse The Book Thing, has been hosting donation drives and drop-offs sporadically since its physical space on Vineyard Lane was closed due to a fire in March 2016.

Another drive will take place this weekend, but this time, with hopeful news: The Book Thing is soon to reopen.

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Prime Rib, Loch Bar among most 'charming' places in Baltimore, says InStyle magazine

Mount Vernon mainstay The Prime Rib and Harbor East’s Loch Bar are among the seven most charming spots in Baltimore, according to InStyle magazine.

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Meet the artist behind 'Madre Luz' – the protest statue in Wyman Park Dell 

The air was still wet from a passing rainstorm. Artist Pablo Machioli and his friends worked Tuesday to repair the damage to “Madre Luz” in Wyman Park Dell. He wrapped the statue’s arm in masking tape and spray-painted it black. He doused her raised fist in gold glitter. Four men crowded around to lift it — the glitter showering down as they did so, leaving flecks on the marble and in their hair.

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Columbia native starts latest viral craze, the Backflip Challenge