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  • HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]

    HonFest turns 20 and John Waters gets 'Carsick' [Hampden]
    This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first. Friday, June 6 is First Fridays...
  • Parking plan for Rotunda area divides Hampden community

    Parking plan for Rotunda area divides Hampden community
    Sitting in the back row of a crowded, contentious meeting Thursday, neighbors Misty Kercz and Sarah Diehl had opposite opinions of a city councilwoman's plans for residential permit parking around the Rotunda mall. Misty Kercz said she would like to see...
  • Changing Baltimore's storyline [Commentary]

    Changing Baltimore's storyline [Commentary]
    While describing the potentially devastating effects of climate change during a recent segment of "The Colbert Report," host Stephen Colbert warned that if climate change continues unabated, much of the planet will turn into an uninhabitable wasteland,...
  • Framework adopted to help food truck industry expand

    Framework adopted to help food truck industry expand
    Baltimore's food truck industry will be able to petition Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration for additional places to sell their fares, under a bill approved Monday by the City Council. The legislation calls on the Department of General...
  • Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun

    Trivia Night trend takes over Towson-area restaurants for mid-week fun
    Mid-week socializing used to involve bowling shoes or secret handshakes. Now bowling leagues and fraternal associations have some serious competition. Trivia Night. The Towson area is home to more than 20 of them. For two hours a week, at restaurants...
  • The hons of Honfest

    The hons of Honfest
    Since 1994, Hampden's Honfest has been celebrating the archetypal Baltimore hon. Women — and even some men — have flocked to 36th Street (if you're a local, you know it as the Avenue) for the sole purpose of winning the title of Baltimore's...
  • How 'hons' came to be and other tales from the 20th annual HonFest in Hampden

    How 'hons' came to be and other tales from the 20th annual HonFest in Hampden
    The prevailing wisdom is that 'hon' is short for honey, a term of endearment for the working women of Baltimore. But a new, radically different theory emerged in a large sign that leaned against a psychedelically painted bus, converted to a mobile...
  • Baltimore barbershops mount community comeback

    Baltimore barbershops mount community comeback
    As the buzz of hair clippers mixed with Gene Simmons' howl through speakers inside Beatnik Barbershop, Ali Farzad awaited his last haircut inside the tiny Mount Vernon establishment. Raising his voice to be heard over the din, Farzad said he's moving...
  • Region's movie theaters staging a comeback

    Region's movie theaters staging a comeback
    With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area — that is, within the Beltway — is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself. That's not bad when one considers...
  • Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits

    Hampden parking woes lead to call for strict limits
    A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood. A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda...
  • Don't ruin your tires - hoof it to The Avenue for March events [Hampden]

    Springtime is slowly creeping into Hampden, so you know what that means? You guessed it! The return of water pipe obstructions. And since this is a neighborhood-wide, much needed infrastructure upgrade, you can bet it's coming soon to a block near you....
  • Baltimore parking authority shopping for phone app for meter payments

    Baltimore parking authority shopping for phone app for meter payments
    Quarters? How quaint. When paying city parking meters, Baltimore drivers may soon be able to rely on smartphones. Just as in cities such as Washington and Tel Aviv, Paris and San Francisco, Baltimore is looking to develop an app for that. The...