What’s in a chair? They’ve got four legs (usually), a flat surface, perhaps a back, maybe a cushion if you’re lucky. But in Catonsville around the Fourth of July, a chair is so much more: it’s a stake-out spot for the beloved Independence Day parade along Frederick Road. Each year hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of chairs are set up on the parade route, often days and weeks in advance. Baltimore Sun Media Group video intern Anastasia Champ takes a look into the tradition of Catonsville’s Independence Day in the video below.
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 Best Hon.
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As it approaches its 20th anniversary, take a look back through the years at Hampden’s annual HonFest, celebrating the style and culture unique to Baltimore. In the video below, Cafe Hon founder and HonFest creator Denise Whiting talks about the history of the event.
See aerial photos of the landslide scene after part of 26th Street in Charles Village collapsed onto a CSX railroad track Wednesday following heavy rains. About 20 Charles Village residents face up to 40 days away from their homes while city engineers assess the stability of the area. These photos were taken Thursday by Baltimore photography duo Belinda and Terry Kilby of Elevated Element.
French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel arrived on an artist’s grant in Baltimore in 2011 eager to point his lens at the culture that inspired the gay stick-up character “Omar” from the famed HBO series “The Wire.” Instead, he stumbled across queer ballroom voguers performing in a parking lot during Baltimore Pride, and decided he had found his muse.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Sunday, April 6 through April 13.
1982: It was Sunday in downtown Baltimore, Ireland, and a couple of visitors from Baltimore, Md., the city that got its name from family in the tiny Irish town, couldn’t help making comparisons.
There were some distinct similarities. The habits of the townfolk, for instance. In the harbor, sailboat captains were fussing over their craft. On shore, the locals were paging through the Sunday papers. And in the street, tourists were taking all the legal parking spaces.
Ben Marcin has documented the struggle of Baltimore’s homeless through the shanties in backwoods homeless camps and captured lonely last-standing rowhomes in two series documenting transition in Baltimore.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes new international trade numbers and a hearing on whether or not British anti-fracking protests can continue.