Your Weekend


Baltimore theater offers both good prices and class

March 9, 2017

There’s just something about a night at the theater, the joy of experiencing a story unfold in real time, of feeling the energy of human emotion in the room, of sharing laughs and tears with otherwise strangers in the dark for two hours. Of course ...

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Zoo Story will be performed this weekend at the John Astin Theater.

Senior spring weekends are ripe for reminiscing

March 2, 2017

As senior spring zooms closer to its end, I find that the weekends slip through my fingers like sand. My friends and I have seemingly endless to-do lists of places we have to go before we graduate, and cramming them all in poses a fun challenge.

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FACT: Charmington‘s lattes are approximately the size of your face.

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Jude Law plays the radical Pope Pius XIII in HBO’s The Young Pope.

HBO’s The Young Pope is complex and engaging

February 16, 2017

This Sunday marks the end of this season of The Young Pope, the new television drama series created and directed by Italian Paolo Sorrentino. With nine episodes having aired to date, the 10th and final installment is poised to be a major event.


Lexington Market offers a feeling of community

February 16, 2017

While many students at Hopkins venture off campus for concerts, poetry readings and sporting events, it is not uncommon for even the most adventurous students to find themselves remaining in the bubble when looking for a quick bite.

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Historic Lexington Market makes you feel like a real Baltimore local.

Goodbye B. Doughnut, hello disappointment

February 9, 2017

Last year, I wrote about a wonderful artisan donut shop in Hampden named B. Doughnut. Just a few short months later, B. Doughnut is no more. According to a statement on their Facebook page, it was the commute that exhausted them.

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Center Cut is near Hampden’s main street on Chestnut Avenue.

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Spro Coffee offers carefully made coffees roasted near and far along with a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

Spro is charming but not ideal for studying

February 9, 2017

As with any truly hipster neighborhood, Hampden has plenty of coffee shops. The three that come immediately to mind are Artifact, Common Ground and Spro. All of these are locally owned businesses and some locally roast their coffee beans in some capacity.


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BAMF cafe shows holiday spirit while displaying a Dalek in the window.

BAMF Café offers nostalgic Saturday-morning vibes

December 8, 2016

If you like Station North, you’ve probably been to Red Emma’s. It’s a great place, offering an inclusive community space that values intellectual curiosity and offers delicious vegan food. However, if you’re anything like as distractible as I am, you’ve probably also realized that Red Emma’s may not be the best choice for studying.


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Houses on 34th Street feature eclectic items, like a tree made from hubcaps.

70 years later, Miracle on 34th Street thrives

December 8, 2016

We live a mile away from one of the most festive blocks in America. Come December, the residents of 34th Street in Hampden step into their roles as holiday extraordinaires and plug in their twinkle lights. But we aren’t talking about some regular string of bulbs across the gutter: 34th Street turns into a holiday wonderland, with more lights than you’d see in a neighborhood, let alone a single block.