This Saturday will be the 140th running of the Preakness Race. Through all those years the second jewel in the Triple Crown has always been a big draw for crowds. Though the styles and fashion have changed through the years, the one constant has been the mystic of thoroughbred horse racing.
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The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”
Over five days, the 17th annual Maryland Film Festival screened approximately 50 feature films, 13 shorts programs, and hosted 100 filmmakers who discussed their work with fans. The festival screened movies throughout Station North and central Baltimore, hosting screenings at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Museum of Art, multiple MICA locations, Single Carrot Theater and the Windup Space.
“We always devote our Opening Night to a collection of short films; this year’s closing night film was Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack,” said Eric Allen Hatch, director of programming for the event. “The festival this year also included a special event conversation between Taylor Branch, Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Simon, and James McBride, the co-writers of upcoming mini-series ‘America in the King Years.’
“This year we announced our campaign to restore the historic Parkway Theatre, opened for film in 1915; we will restore the original auditorium and add two additional screens in adjacent spaces, creating a year-round 3-screen film center, to open in 2017.”
Photos and text by Jen Mizgata, a Baltimore-based photographer, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more of her work at jenmizphoto.com.
The world’s longest river, the Nile’s water is shared by 11 countries, ending in Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. Its main tributaries, the Blue and the White Niles, meet just north of Khartoum.
Nile fishermen sail for at least an hour towards an island off the coast of the capital, before throwing their nets into the water and waiting for the day’s catch.
Its cold walls are marked with words and colored murals, written and drawn over 139 years by prisoners ranging from chicken thieves to politicians. Rich and poor, good and bad, innocent and guilty, inmates used the walls to record their days living in this human storage facility known as the Garcia Moreno Prison.
The Baltimore Sun was granted exclusive access to a task force responsible for the investigation of Freddie Grays death and monitored the investigation for days. The Sun agreed not to publish details about the investigation until Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby decided whether to prosecute any of the officers involved in the Gray incident, though reporters continued to use other sources for information. On Friday, she announced charges against six officers.