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A Year in Photos by Jill Fannon

At the cusp of a new year, it feels important to look back and take stock, to record the past year the only way we know how: through the vision and work of an artist, in this case Baltimore-based photographer Jill Fannon.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's Baltimore news includes: Larry Hogan's use of Wickr, City students' long commutes, Maryland's energy marketplace, and more reporting from Baltimore Brew, The Washington Post, Maryland Matters, and other local and independent news sources.

Photos from behind the scenes at the Baltimore School for the Arts Nutcracker Ballet

Nearly 40 years ago, Baltimore School for the Arts started an annual winter tradition to perform the Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker featuring high school and TWIGS dancers in the BSA’s grand ballroom.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Women of Steel outside at Baltimore Museum of Industry, Healing & The Art of Compassion (and the Lack Thereof!) at AVAM, Baltimore quilts in Wild and Untamed at Maryland Center for History and Culture, The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings Portrait exhibition opens at BMA, and more!

The top ten contemporary art exhibitions from Baltimore (including two from DC) that have inspired, challenged, and sustained us in 2021

Even under the best circumstances, Baltimore can be a humbling place to live and work as an artist, but our sense of shared community purpose and creative potential keeps us going.

The 2021 list of lists!

Highlights: Longreads and essays, those we lost, music, TV, memes and internet culture, and weird websites.

A Baltimore Holiday Photo Essay by Joe Cardamone

Seasonal Favorites: NIght time images of the annual monument lighting ceremony in Mount Vernon and the "Miracle" on 34th Street

Photographers E. Brady Robinson and Kenzie Barnes braved the elements (the unseasonably warm day) to capture the merry festivities

On Sunday, December 5, streets around the Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods shut down to make way for the holiday floats, dance troupes, marching bands, adorable/terrifying enormous balloon characters, various Santas, reindeer, hot Grinches, Krampus, and the Mayor, of course.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's Baltimore news includes: Omicron is making itself at home for the holidays, Confederate monuments staying in Baltimore, Roland Park gets a park, and more reporting from Baltimore Magazine, The Real News Network, WYPR, and other local and independent news sources.

(Mostly) 2021 Baltimore book highlights

Okay, there are also some 2020 releases included here, but let's give each other some grace...

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Baltimore School of the Arts 2021 Fall Exhibition online, Freedom Bound Exhibit + Virtual Tour at Banneker-Douglass Museum, Small Works | Big Cause at Creative Alliance, Betty Cooke at the Walters, A Fence Around the Torah at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Chef Yassmeen H. Jackson at the

The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke at The Walters is up through January 2, 2022

There is subtlety, but never repetition in this retrospective of 160 objects. There is revelation in the tiniest nuance.

Losing bell hooks, remembering Greg Tate, being single in America, speeding, offline and the wilderness, cheesy pasta, the Throat Goat, and more

A lot happened on the internet this week.

The Guardians: Reshaping History presented by the Peale at Carroll Mansion

"I take care of myself when I'm taking care of people,” Audrey Carter says. “When I know people are okay, I'm okay.”

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's Baltimore news includes: General Assembly overrides Hogan veto of voting map, mysterious Department of Health cyber attack, the market for Confederate statues and more reporting from Baltimore Brew, Maryland Matters, Slate, and other local and independent news sources.

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