October 20th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Art is known for its expansive array of subjects, materials, and mediums. One art form that pushes the limits of all those aspects is certainly tattoos. At the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, not only can you brush up on your history of electric tattooing but there’s a fully functioning tattoo studio as well.
Tattoos are gotten for all sorts of motives – aesthetic, spiritual, remembrance, etc – and it’s likely someone you know has at least one. Tattoos have been a large part of culture for a long time, but electric tattooing has sprung up just since the late 19th century. In the museum, you’ll get to explore the rapid history along with modern technology and masterpieces. From American to Japanese techniques, black and gray portraits, photo-realism and more, you’re sure to walk out knowing something you didn’t before.
October 19th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Looking to get away from the touristy side of Baltimore and into the heart and soul of it? Then Lexington Market is the place to go. With over 140 merchant stands and small eateries, you’re sure to find a variety of food to satisfy any Baltimore appetite.
With the Market nearing its 225th anniversary, you can taste the tradition in the Market, as merchants have passed down their stalls from generation to generation. From meat to fruit, seafood to baked goods, and even candy, you can find many famed foods like crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood, Polock Johnny’s Hot Dogs, and those shortbread cookies covered in fudge we’ve come to know as Berger Cookies.
October 18th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Ever wanted to stand toe to toe with some of the most inspirational figures in history? You’ll find your chance at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Not only will you be visiting the first ever wax museum in Baltimore, but the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.
Established in 1983, the museum focuses on the study and preservation of African American history through some of the most well-known role models, like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll also run into several lesser-known, but just as inspiring figures like the in the exhibit dedicated to the first three African American astronauts.
October 17th, 2010 by The Professor
Brian (Originally aired October 10, 2010 and October 17, 2010)
Originally from Pennsylvania, Brian completed a Masters program in Philosophy and taught Intro to Philosophy college classes. He shares his story of how he became homeless, moved to Baltimore, and has now nearly finished writing a book with a humorous take on his life, titled, “The World is My Home, Life as a Free-Range Human.” Download a sample chapter. Also, Sylvia, Charles (a homeless veteran) and Sharrion, share their thoughts on what HOME means to them.
October 16th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
While the playoffs are in full swing, take a breather and brush up on one of baseball’s greats: Babe Ruth. Here in Baltimore, we have the great honor of being home to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.
The site consists of the house (and the three houses next door) where he was born in 1895 to serve as a tribute to the great Bambino, filled with many Babe artifacts like his boyhood bat and the official score book from Babe’s first professional game with the 1914 Orioles. Read the rest of this entry »
October 15th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Can’t make that weekend trip to Sicily work? Don’t be too dismayed. Pazo has all your Mediterranean needs covered. From the Spanish coast to the Italian isles, Pazo will provide you with delectable cuisine and the closest Mediterranean experience you can have without actually leaving the country – or Baltimore. Read the rest of this entry »
October 14th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
There’s nothing quite like an intimate community theater to break us away from the big screen and bring us back to live performance. At Fells Point Corner Theatre, that’s precisely what you’ll get.
Right now you can catch Fool For Love, a modern day love triangle. Featuring a mysterious cowboy drifter, an old lover, and another man vying for her attention, a war of words rather than gun finds itself played out onstage.
If Fool For Love strikes your fancy, be sure to check it out this weekend. It closes this Sunday, October 17th. Read the rest of this entry »
October 13th, 2010 by The Professor
Yes, the classic WLOY Zombie GLOW-IN-THE-DARK shirts are coming back for Halloween 2010! They sold out fast last year and we sold 1/3 of them in the first day this year! Can’t make it to our Friday table to buy one? No problem! Order your shirt via Paypal and get it for only $10.00! Don’t miss out on the hottest Halloween T-shirts! Why settle for a normal tshirt when you can wear the best!
Hey Alumni & Parents! If you’re off campus and want a shirt, please use the second button which includes $5 for shipping.
October 13th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Illuminated vegetables, 10-foot tall farmers, and dancing ladybugs… it’s only appropriate this is the first line of Wacky Wednesday, isn’t it? And you’ll find such creatures only at the Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival.
On Saturday, October 30th, from 3 to 9 PM head over to Patterson Park to see stilt walkers, huge floats, and 1,000 lanterns from members of the community and the world’s only giant, glowing vegetable garden in honor of this years theme – GROW! Read the rest of this entry »
October 12th, 2010 by Allison Ebner
Delicious food, live entertainment, and spectacular views of some of the most well known attractions in Baltimore all at once. You might think it’s not possible, but the Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore would prove you wrong. Read the rest of this entry »