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HIV in the American South: Q&A with ‘deepsouth’ documentary filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

HIV in the American South: Q&A with ‘deepsouth’ documentary filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti

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The Darkroom interviews documentary filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti about “deepsouth,” a new documentary about HIV in the South premiering this week in Washington D.C. The premiere coincides with the week-long International AIDS Conference.
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Double Exposure: Pictured on Page 1 in his undies, ‘Fudgsicle Kid’ takes fame in good humor

Double Exposure: Pictured on Page 1 in his undies, ‘Fudgsicle Kid’ takes fame in good humor

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In 1995, The Baltimore Sun ran a front-page photo of a 3-year-old boy, clad only in underpants, standing in front of an ice-cream truck licking a melting Fudgsicle. It sparked calls and letters to the newsroom and became the topic of city-wide conversation, and brought unsought fame to the big-for-his-age boy in the photo.

That boy was John Boias.

“I wouldn’t say the picture is a major part of my life,” said Boias, now 20, who still struggles with his weight. “But it’s a part of my life. I do think it has been important for me to accept that.”

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Baltimore 365: The spring of 2012

Baltimore 365: The spring of 2012

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The brainchild of The Sun’s Entertainment Content Editor Amanda Krotki, Baltimore 365* sprang forth in 2012 as a visual chronicle of a year in the life of our city. With our keen collective eye on local news, we began posting visually stimulating photos that best exemplified that day in Baltimore.

Here are 15 photos selected to represent Baltimore 365 during the months of April, May and June. Topics include Kegasus and UniCarl at Preakness Infieldfest, playful dolphins at the National Aquarium, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and a fire eater with 5,000 tattoos at Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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Bullish on bulls: All the gorey details from Pamplona, Spain

Bullish on bulls: All the gorey details from Pamplona, Spain

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Each year participants gather to celebrate the ‘Chupinazo,’ which marks the start of the San Fermin Festival in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people pack Pamplona’s streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain’s best-known fiesta. The highlight of the nine day festival is the running of the bulls where brave (or stupid depending on your point of view) festival goers dodge bulls as they run through the streets of Pamplona. To give you a sample of this spectacular event The Darkroom has added some images from last years running of the bulls along with the opening ceremony for the 2012 festival.
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Swimming with the fishies: A beginner’s guide

Swimming with the fishies: A beginner’s guide

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Director of Photography Bob Hamilton tried his hand at underwater photography while he was vacationing in St. John, Virgin Islands. He offers a couple tips to think about before you take the plunge.
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Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam photographs the Transit of Venus

Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam photographs the Transit of Venus

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The recent Transit of Venus occurred just over a month ago and it won’t happen again for another 105 years. Even with the healthiest of lifestyles, almost everyone alive today will miss Venus’s next journey across the Sun. Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam recounts how he photographed the Transit of Venus last month.
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Gone to the Dogs: Hot dog eating contests are gross!

Gone to the Dogs: Hot dog eating contests are gross!

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The annual Nathan’s famous Fourth of July international eating contest was held at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The contest draws lots of spectators and even animal rights protesters. The winner of the men’s division was Joey Chestnut who tied his own record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. It is the sixth victory in a row for the competitive eater. The winner of the women’s division was Sonya Thomas who set a new women’s world record by eating 45 hot dogs is 10 minutes.

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Storm damage in Northwest Baltimore neighborhoods

Storm damage in Northwest Baltimore neighborhoods

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After the Orioles’ victory on Friday night and the post-game fireworks show, my compatriots and I took refuge from the impending storm in a nearby establishment. We watched from inside as the trees blew sideways and the rain soaked the streets in the Ridgely’s Delight neighborhood. After making our way up the JFX onto Northern Parkway and then Falls Road, we saw fallen trees, branches and construction cones scattered through the streets, like a video game obstacle course. The damage caused by Derecho was hard to navigate in the absence of street lights as I weaved my car through the wooded and winding section of Cross Country Boulevard. There wasn’t much I could film that late and not knowing what kind of situation I could find myself in with fallen trees and broken power lines, I called it a night.

After about a 4-hour nap, I was back out at 6 a.m. with my camera at hand shooting photos and video. Here’s the scene from Mt. Washington, Roland Park, and Pikesville.

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