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Baltimore Web Startup Aims to Engage Millenial News Consumers

A Baltimore web startup launched a site called NewsUp that uses trivia quizzes to engage millennials beyond the headlines and into the deeper context of today’s news and current events.

Oct. 1, 2014

Union Market Drive-In

Union Market, home to the highly acclaimed food market, will bring back its wildly popular Drive-In series this fall. The series will kick off on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. with an outdoor screening of the 2013 Disney hit, “Monsters University”. Click here for event details.

“Momhead”

Ricky Gervais Performs Song as “The Office” Character David Brent

The song is a musical tribute to Slough, the town where the British version of The Office took place. A new movie, “Life on the Road,” will put Gervais’s character David Brent back in the spotlight.

Sept. 30, 2014

Best and Worst States for Teachers

WalletHub put together a ranking of the best and worst states for teachers. You might be surprised which states are at the top of the list.

Ugliest American Accents

Gawker has created a bracket contest for America’s ugliest accent and Baltimore is one of the contenders. The Charm City is up against Boston for a spot in the next round.

Sept. 29, 2014

Tysons Job Expo

The Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) is producing the Tysons Jobs EXPO, the first event of its kind in Tysons, on Oct. 6-9.

Kids Test ‘Bendgate’ By Breaking iPhones

A pair of teenagers decided to test the iPhone 6 Plus bending rumors by going into an Apple store and doing about $2,500 worth of damage. Then they uploaded video proof of their crimes.

Pumped Up For Orioles Postseason?

Orioles postseason tickets will be available in limited numbers starting Monday morning. Not interested in tickets but still want to support the birds? Click here to find out how where #WeWontStop rallies are being held.

Iraqi Comedy Show Aims to ISIS

According to The Washington Post, the weapon of comedy has been unleashed against ISIS in the form of an Iraqi television show.

Sept. 28, 2014

The Baltimore Sun: Undue Force

A six-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun revealed that over the past four years, more than 100 people have won court judgments or settlements related to charges of police brutality or civil rights violations.

Sept. 27, 2014

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2014 will take place on Saturday, September 27.

Spa Creek Conservancy

Spa Creek Conservancy, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to stewardship of the Spa Creek Watershed through restoration, mitigation, preservation and education, is looking for members to participate as volunteers for environmental restoration projects, serve in leadership positions as officers or as committee chairs.

Sept. 26, 2014

Photo Map Highlights Each State’s Signature Food

Check out each state’s signature food item on this cool photo map.

D.C. Sidewalk Cafe Map

There’s been a huge increase in sidewalk cafes in D.C. over the past few years. Here’s where to find them.

Wearable Drone Camera

Lisa Baden Sings “Word Up”

Lisa Baden Sings 'Word Up'

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Delayed and Cancelled Flights

Flights at both Chicago airports (O’Hare International and Midway International) have been halted Friday morning, due to a fire at Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Aurora. Click here to see if your flight is affected.

Baltimore Low-Cost Water & Sewer Service Plans

Many Baltimore City residents live in homes that are 60, 80 even 100 years old, and the water and sewer lines on their property are often just as old and subject to wear and failure. When pipes break on a private owner’s property, the owner is responsible for the repairs. The national average cost for these repairs is estimated to be more than $2,200, and a sewer line replacement costs approximately $3,700. The city of Baltimore wants to let residents know the details of optional low-cost water and sewer line service plans available to Baltimore City property owners that would offer service coverage for water and sewer service line repair costs.

“You Poked My Heart”

Markoff’s Haunted Forest

Last year it was evil clowns, this year it’s “Markoff’s Inferno” at Markoff’s Haunted Forest in Dickerson, Md. It all starts October 3.

Sept. 25, 2014

Five Happiest States in U.S.

Wallethub has come up with a happiness metric that takes into account financial security, mental and physical health, job satisfaction, and feelings towards one’s environment, social life and community. The result: A state by state ranking of 50 states plus the District of Columbia in terms of happiness.

ACA Enrollment

The next Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins November 15, but some of you don’t have to wait. Registration for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs is always open for low income full-time or part-time employees.

If you’re in Maryland, go to the Maryland Health Connection website.

In D.C., go to DC Health Link.

In Virginia, go to Healthcare.gov.

Redskins Fan Creates Site to Change Team Name

DskinDC is a new website created by a Redskins fan who wants the team to change its controversial name and mascot. Fans can go to the site and give their input on a new brand for the team.

Maryland Zoo Penguin for Life Contest

In conjunction with the opening of a new penguin exhibit on Sept. 27, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is sponsoring a contest where one lucky winner will receive a lifetime family membership to the zoo. The “Penguins for Life” contest will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31. Enter here.

Revert Back to iOs 8.0

Apple has issued an apology and a promised to correct problems with the iOs 8.0.1 update by putting out an 8.0.2 update to come sometime “in the next few days.” In the meantime, here’s how to reinstall iOS 8.0.

South Carolina Trooper Shoots Unarmed Man

Sept. 24, 2014

Budweiser Dog Commercial Goes Viral

iPhone 6 Being Shot

A Good Read

“Sitting on Top of the World” follows the story of the Walker brothers, whose lives changed forever when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany.

Sept. 23, 2014

D.C. Bartenders Create Coaster to Prevent Date Rape

Baltimore Book Festival

The 19th annual Baltimore Book Festival is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 26-28. New for 2014, the event moves from Mt Vernon to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with expanded programming all weekend long. Also new, the festival opens from 10am to 4pm on Friday for the first ever #EpicBookFest, featuring specific programming for children and young adults. Other new elements include the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Stage and National Aquarium’s Ocean Exploration Stage. All Baltimore Book Festival programming is free.

Warren Commission Report Released Digitally

The U.S. Government Printing office has released a digital version of the entire Warren Commission Report. The release marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the report, which details the events surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963. The GPO site also contains recordings made to and from Air Force One from the time first word of the shooting came until it returned to D.C. with the body of the slain president, his widow and Kennedy’s newly sworn-in successor, Lyndon Johnson.

Sept. 22, 2014

Car Free Day

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every Sept. 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. To participate, fill out the pledge form, then go car free or rely less on your car by going car-lite.

Sept. 20, 2014

BBC Earth

Take a nature break with BBC Earth. An online view of amazing moments, and discoveries in nature.

Oscar Pistorius ‘The Verdict’ on NBC

NBC is doing something unusual with The Dateline documentary Oscar Pistorius “The Verdict.” It’s an online-only documentary.

The Saint of Auschwitz

The Saint of Auschwitz is about a Catholic priest who died protecting prisoners and infamous camp in Poland.

Sept. 19, 2014

Project Soulful

Project Soulful‘s collective stories are those of homelessness, abuse and more. Project Soulful goes out into communities, visits homeless shelters, and transitional houses.

J.J. Abrams/Star Wars and Batman Mashup

J.J. Abrams made the internet very happy. The Star Wars director tweeted out a video that at first seems like Episode VII footage, but then becomes something even greater: A Star Wars/Batman mashup.

Papal Skullcap Auction

Want Pope Francis’ skullcap? It could be yours, if the price is right.

Sept. 18, 2014

Hamster Wheel Desks on the Rise

Dining Out for Life in Baltimore

Forty-five restaurants are participating in the 21st annual Dining Out for Life in Baltimore on Thursday. They will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to Moveable Feast, which provides nutritious meals to individuals struggling with AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions..

Orioles Pep Rallies

The O’s want to generate excitement for the postseason, so a street team called “We Wont Stop” is hitting a bunch of different locations in the city for a series of rallies.

Sept. 17, 2014

Website Helps Americans Learn About the Constitution

It’s Constitution Day, but one survey found many American’s don’t know their nation’s history. The Civics Renewal Network is setting out to change that by offering free resources to educate children about the Constitution.

Armed Robbery Caught on GoPro

A man on a mission to visit every country in the world was recently on a bike tour of Argentina when he captured the terrifying moment an armed thief attempting to rob him in broad daylight.

Sept. 16, 2014

Online Country Club for the Affluent

A new online community called Netropolitan says it’s “The online country club for people with more money than time.” For a mere $9,000 you can meet others who want to chat about fine wine, fancy cars or lucrative business deals.

Sept. 15, 2014

AACPS To Request Extension of Immunization Deadline

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto will request the 45-day extension of the immunization deadline for students offered by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The request means that no students will be excluded from school on Monday, September 15, because documentation of required immunizations is not on file with their school. For more info, click here.

Fake Maids Rob Wealthy in LA

A new video shows two women caught on camera robbing wealthy homes in Los Angeles while disguised as maids.

Sept. 14, 2014

Largest Dog in the World Dies

A Great Dane that claimed the title for the world’s tallest dog died last week of old age. Click here to see just how tall Zeus stood.

Sept. 12, 2014

Student Wants Cat, Lasers in Yearbook Photo

A 16-year-old high school student in upstate New York wants his yearbook photo to stand out from the rest. Draven Rodriguez, is petitioning to use this picture featuring a cat and lasers.

Ebola Supplies

For every $100 in resource dollars donated to Brother’s Brother Foundation, only a single penny is used in overhead and fundraising.

Little Free Library

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

Sept. 11, 2014

11th Street Bridge Park Renderings

Four architecture teams submitted their design proposals for a park traversing the Anacostia River atop piers that held up the old 11th Street Bridge before it was replaced.

9/11 Documentaries

Police officers, firefighters, military men and women and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center are all subjects of documentaries airing on TV tonight on the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sept. 10, 2014

Star Spangled Banner Cam

If you can’t make it to the Inner Harbor or Fort McHenry for the Star Spangled Spectacular, you can visit virtually with the Star Spangled Banner Cam! Two cameras provide spectacular views of the fort and its surroundings.

Baltimore County Internet Essentials

Baltimore County Public Schools is teaming with Comcast to offer basic Internet at a lower rate for eligible residents. Click here for more information.

DuckTales Theme Song With Real Ducks

What’s the only thing better than the DuckTales theme song? The DuckTales theme song with real ducks!

Sept. 8, 2014

Montgomery County Public Schools Immunizations

It’s the last week for parents in Montgomery County to get their 7th grade students immunized against certain diseases or face being barred from school. Click here for more information.

Ray Rice Video

Leaked iPhone 6 Video

Just hours before Apple’s big iPhone 6 launch, video of a working 4.7 inch iPhone 6 has emerged from China.

‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer

Zombie-thriller TV show “The Walking Dead” returns on Oct. 12 on AMC. Click here to watch the trailer for the Season 5 premiere: “Hunt or be hunted.”

Sept. 7, 2014

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, reminding us that National calamities may strike at any moment, often unannounced, so advanced preparation can help ensure your family will quickly and safely recover. That’s why AAA Mid-Atlantic has created an easily accessible resource, a storm preparedness guide that includes important information for taking the necessary steps to be organized and ready for anything.

Utopia On Fox

Utopia is the name of the show. The plan is for 15 strangers to live together for an entire year. The idea is to create a new civilization. The three night premiere starts Sunday night on Fox, and viewers will have 24/7 access online.

Streamy Awards

There are 47 different digital video categories for the Streamy Awards. Some are: Beauty, Pranks and Live Events. Like the Streamy Awards which will be live streamed tonight from Beverly Hills. OWN debuts the Specials today about five young housemates – all of whom have intellectual disabilities.

Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Contest

Remember the Doritos Time Machine commercial from last year’s Super Bowl? It won the Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest and this year they’re doing it again – except this time, it’s bigger. The deadline for the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest is Nov. 9.

International Fusion Documentary Challenge

The 48 hour film festival is known for creativity through sleep deprivation. There’s a new quick turnaround film competition that might allow film makers to get a few winks. Here’s how it works: After signing up, you have 5 days to submit your 4 to 7 minute documentary in the International Fusion Documentary Challenge.

The Understudy

For another look at backstage life, Everyman Theatre in Baltimore features Rebecca Lachance, the understudy for the Carole King role in the Broadway musical Beautiful. She’ll be on the panel for Waiting in the Wings as part of the theatre’s upcoming production of The Understudy.

Paley Center for Media Offering Free Livestreams

From now until Sept. 15, the Paley Center for Media is offering free livestreams of panels with insights and maybe even some gossip about the new fall shows.

Sept. 6, 2014

Albino Lobsters

Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week. Just how rare are these colorless crustaceans? About one in 100 million, according to the Associated Press. Check out a photo of the lobsters here.

Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback collects used paperback and sends them to members of the military and their families at home and abroad. They also send books to VA hospitals. They do not collect romance or religious titles and often have special requests for non-fiction, science fiction and westerns. To donate books locally, email Sandy Marron at slmmuscles1@aol.com.

Sept. 4, 2014

D.C. 2024 Website

Washington-area nonprofit DC 2024 has launched a website centered on building support for the 2024 Summer Olympics bid in the nation’s capital.

New York Daily News Unveils New Redskins Logo

The New York Daily News has unveiled the new logo it will use in place of the Washington Redskins logo from now on.

Sept. 3, 2014

Alcohol Delivery App

Now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has given the thumbs up to services and apps that will deliver booze straight to your doorstep, another is launching in parts of D.C. Drizly, a new smartphone app that claims to deliver booze to your doorstep within 20-40 minutes, will officially launch on Thursday.

Sept. 2, 2014

‘Madden 15′ Glitch Gives Titans 14-Inch Linebacker

A glitch in EA Sports’ newest Madden NFL game causes linebacker Christian Kirksey to appear about 14 inches tall.

Sept. 1, 2014

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web and software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. You can find out more about the D.C. Chapter and Baltimore Chapter online.

August 30, 2014

Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run

The Annapolis Run will take place on the Sunday before 9/11, Sept. 7, at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Arlington Run will take place on the morning of September 13th around the streets of Crystal City. Those interested in taking part in the run can register at the Travis Manion Foundation website.

Animal Planet’s ‘Labor Live’

The Animal Planet is taking the term Labor Day literally. They’re streaming the births of calves, lambs piglets and others all of it live. Labor Live is already underway.

Plaxico Buress

Plaxico Buress is now featured on Vice Sports Meets. The digital series looks at the players, the fans and the management in the game beyond the game.

Vevo’s New Digital Series

Do you really care how musicians came up with their stage names? Vevo thinks you do. They’ve debuted a new digital series called “AKA.” First up, Iggy Azalea.

Oprah’s New Show On OWN

Oprah expands even further into the digital domain with a new show on OWN. On this digital series, “Who Am I” looks into the concept of self-identity. Celebrity guests will share the qualities that define who they are. Two shows are already posted with a new one coming up every Thursday.

Aug. 28, 2014

Legendary Surfer Rescue

Laird Hamilton, the 50-year-old surfing legend, rushed into the water to help a man who had lost his board amid unusually strong waves in Malibu, Calif.

Aug. 27, 2014

Help the House of Help

A shelter for homeless and battered women in Prince George’s County may be forced to close. House of Help organizers are trying to raise enough funds to prevent the building from being sold.

D.C.’s First ‘Smart Home’

In this $1.445 million townhouse, bill as Capitol Hill’s first “smart home,” every electronic device from the security alarm to the dishwasher can be controlled by one’s smartphone or tablet.

Aug. 26, 2014

Wires Down Video Challenge

All public and private elementary schools in the BGE electric service area are encouraged to create their own rendition of BGE’s ‘Wires Down’ commercial for the chance to win between $1,000 and $10,000. Click here for contest information, including official rules, downloadable entry kit and tips.

Best Guitar Riffs

What’s the best guitar riff ever? The BBC asked its radio listeners to vote for their favorite, and the results are in.

Donate to D.C. Public Libraries

Print out this image to get half of the proceeds from your Chipotle order donated to D.C. Public Libraries today.

Aug. 25, 2014

The United Sweets of America

If every state had an official dessert, what would it be? Click here to find out.

Maryland Food System Map

An interactive map and database of different farms, places to access nutrition subsidies, and places to buy local food throughout Maryland.

Aug. 23, 2014

Nepalese National Flag Formed by Over 35,000 People

More than 35,000 Nepalese came together to form the world’s largest human national flag in a bid to set a new world record. The current world record for the world’s largest human national flag was set in February 2014, when 28,957 people gathered in Lahore, Pakistan.

Animal Planet Producers Looking For Cats For My Cat From Hell Show

Animal behaviorist Jackson Galaxy says he can transform your cat back to the pet you love. Producers at Animal Planet are looking for more cats for the show “My Cat From Hell.”

Clubbed

There’s a new show coming to you tube that’s the “Dancing With the Stars” of golf. The PGA is looking for YouTube celebrities to pair with professional golfers for the upcoming show “Clubbed.”

Dr. Who Night On BBC America

Thanks to BBC America and PBS, many Americans want to know as much as possible about their shows from the British Isles. On Monday, the season premiere screens in movie theatres. To find out where, click here.

The War of 1812 Rock Opera

If you want to get off the couch there’s “1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera.”

Young Women of Society

Young Women of Society is a youth development program based in Montgomery County, MD. Young women in middle school or entering high school, who are seeking resources and tools on how to become and remain great future leaders will be encouraged to attend the workshops. We will provide helpful information as well as opportunities for those interested and referred. Young Women of Society is designed to mold better sisters, daughters, and most of all greater women of society.

Aug. 22, 2014

D.C. Public Schools Create Guide To Discuss Michael Brown In The Classroom

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri involving the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have prompted a broad range of emotions across the U.S. While the facts of the case are still being sorted out by those in the criminal justice system, these events are teachable moments in classrooms across the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Maryland State Fair Begins Today

The Maryland State Fair begins today and runs through Sept. 1 at the fairgrounds in Timonium. For a full list of events and attractions that can be found at the fair, visit MarylandStateFair.com.

Ebola PSA Song

Korean Central Television Posts Video On YouTube

Aug. 21, 2014

Most Popular Beer In The World

A brew that you probably haven’t even heard of is the most popular beer in the world. The rest of the top 10 may surprise you, too.

How Much Social Security Will You Get?

Have you ever wondered how much money you’ll get from social security when you retire? There’s an easy way to find out online: SocialSecurity.Gov/MyAccount.

From the Family That Brought You ‘XMAS JAMMIES’ Comes…

Aug. 20, 2014

Average Cost of Beer Around the World

If you’re ever traveling across the world, you’re gonna want to make every penny count, so here’s an infographic on how much an average beer costs around the world.

Adorable Kids Reenact TV’s Grittiest Dramas

Aug. 19, 2014

Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s Luxury in D.C. was named the best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine.

Thai Insurance Ad Is A Tearjerker

Aug. 18, 2014

Wish President Clinton a Happy 68th Birthday

Aug. 17, 2014

HOC Connects

HOC Connects is a new pilot initiative of the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County. The goal of HOC Connects is to provide low and moderate income families with expanded access to the technology products needed to effectively compete in the workplace or the classroom. The HOC Connects pilot program will launch at Stewartown Homes on July 1, 2014.

World’s Most Pierced Man

A Dubai nightclub that hoped to feature a man who holds the world record for having the most piercings says he was refused entry to the Gulf city because of security concerns. Check out a photo of the man here.

Aug. 16, 2014

Lucia St. Clair Robson

Lucia St. Clair Robson is a historical novelist living in Annapolis, Md. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Venezuela and a teacher in Brooklyn, New York. The Western Writers of America awarded her first book, Ride the Wind, the Spur Award for best historical western of 1982; it also made the New York Times Best Seller List and was included in the 100 best westerns of the 20th century.

True Blood Auction

Arlene’s Wedding Gown, the Fangtasia throne and Vampire Fangs are all for sale. ScreenBid has over 1,500 items on the auction block. The sale starts Wednesday and ends just one day after True Blood ends its run after 7 seasons on HBO.

Iggy Azalea Hosts New Version Of Old MTV Show

Iggy Azalea is the host of MTV’s House of Style. Her first show featured designer Jeremy Scott of Moschino. The second episode, online now, features the making of video for Azalea’s Black Widow.

Michael Jackson’s New Video Premiered On Twitter

The late Michael Jackson has a new video that premiered on Twitter earlier in the week. If you haven’t already seen “A Place With No Name,” click here.

Arena Stage Holding Perfect Match Contest

Arena Stage wants to pay for your wedding. The winning couple gets a wedding package worth $80,000. The deadline is August 31st.

Aug. 14, 2014

College Park Speeding Crackdown

You can’t miss it if you’re driving along Route 1 in College Park. Signs are everywhere announcing the start of a massive safety campaign after three people were struck and killed by cars since January. Here is what you need to know.

New Michael Jackson Music Video

Michael Jackson’s posthumous album Xscape featured “A Place With No Name” — Jackson’s rewrite of America’s “A Horse With No Name” — and the newly released music video features some rare behind-the-scenes and outtake footage shot during production of his 1991 “In the Closet” video. Watch it here.

Aug. 13, 2014

Man Looking For Owner Of Camera Found On Metro

Chris Gaskill, a Virginia resident, is hoping to get a camera back to a family lost on the metro.

Aug. 12, 2014

Pro-Redskins Name Video

This video was posted on the team’s pro-name website, RedskinsFacts.com, with the description: “Many Native Americans do not find the Redskins name offensive, and instead are more concerned with other issues facing their community.”

Books on Classical Music and Musicians

Did you ever wonder what influenced a particular musician to compose a piece? Here are five books on classical music and musicians.

University Mall Theatres Kickstarter

University Mall Theatres in Fairfax has started a “Save Our Butts!” kickstarter campaign to raise money for new seats. So far, the campaign has raised nearly $62,000 of its $100,000 goal. Click here to donate.

Aug. 9, 2014

The Preachers of L.A.

The Preachers of L.A. are going to the movies. Before the first episode of the second season airs on Oxygen on Aug. 20, they’re giving it the big screen treatment.

Cat Video Festival

The Animal Planet is live streaming the festival starting Thursday night including the Golden Kitty Award.

PBS Online Film Festival Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s PBS Online Film Festival are “Digging for Water” about hand digging a well in search of clean water in a small town in Haiti. The second winner is “My Dear Americans” about an Indian couple who’s celebration of the 4th of July is marred by racist graffiti at their home.

Downton Abbey

The auction house Christie’s is holding an online-only auction for one night’s stay at England’s HighCleare Castle, the setting of the series “Downton Abbey.” The winner gets to bring five friends who’ll share cocktails, dinner and breakfast, and the bidding starts at nearly $17,000. The auction ends Aug. 14 and the money will be donated to several armed forces charities.

Baltimore Humane Society Calendar

For just $25 your pet can share a place on the Baltimore Humane Society calendar’s back pages gallery of photos along with fellow pet owners. Click here to find out how.

Andy Marx

Time-travel to America’s showbiz beginnings this summer … with a beach-read by the grandson of two legends: comedian Groucho Marx and songwriter Gus Kahn. Andy Marx has written a novel about how ambition and drive transform Eve Soloman and Alex Getz into Hollywood royalty.

Aug. 7, 2014

“House of Cards” Filming in D.C.

The wildly popular web series, “House of Cards,” staring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will shoot scenes at various locations in D.C. from 12 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9.

Volunteering at Star-Spangled Spectacular

The Star-Spangled Spectacular is a free festival, to be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 16, that will celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Tall ships, Navy ships and the Blue Angels will come to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor to celebrate. To find out how to volunteer at the festival, click here.

Aug. 6, 2014

What $1 Can Buy Around the World

Don’t think you can get very far on a single dollar any more? Think again. When Lonely Planet asked its readers what $1 can buy in their neighborhood, the answers were astounding.

Kid Steals the Show During Interview At PA Fair

Aug. 5, 2014

America’s Most Dangerous States

Law Street took a look at the FBI’s violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a ranking of the most violent states.

Aug. 4, 2014

Jim Brady Remembrance Page

The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence has created a page where visitors can share their remembrances of the former White House Press Secretary.

The 21 Germiest Places You’re Not Cleaning

Check out this Yahoo.com list of the germiest places/things that you’re probably touching… and not cleaning.

California Police Apprehend Giant Tortoise

A Los Angeles County, California police department had some fun on its Facebook page over the weekend, after officers took a 150-pound tortoise into custody after he was found roaming the streets.

Aug. 2, 2014

Review Skeptic

If you use online reviews to decide where to spend your money, Review Skeptic can help. The website is based on research at Cornell University that uses machine learning to identify fake hotel reviews with nearly 90% accuracy.

MDA Show Strength Telathon

This year’s MDA telethon will feature the top four performances ever on the Muscular Dystrophy fundraiser. They want viewers to choose which four they will be.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Everything you need to know about Baltimore Restaurant Week going on now through August 10th.

Project Greenlight Returns to HBO

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are taking applications in their search for a new first time director.

Batman Poster/Trailer Contest

Fox is looking for Batman fans to design a poster and/or a trailer for their new fall series Gotham. The winner gets to go to the New York premiere of the show in September. The deadline is August 20th.

Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir

A Marine with 13 days left to serve in Vietnam hits a landmine, then endures three dozen plastic surgeries. Then the hospital says it’s time to leave and get a job. Despite disfiguring facial scars, he becomes one of the nation’s top reporters. Robert Timberg’s investigation of the Iran-Contra scandal for The Baltimore Sun resulted in the classic book “The Noghtingale’s Song.” His new book, Blue-Eyed Boy, is his personal story.

Aug. 1, 2014

Clinton Audio on bin Laden

The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he “could have killed” the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998, but he decided against launching a strike out of concern for civilian casualties.

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Make your reservations now for the tastiest week of the summer — Baltimore Restaurant Week. Try something new this year, or visit an old favorite for another taste of what their chef is cooking up.

Craft Beer Month

Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia’s more than 80 craft breweries.

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