Around the Web: Advice to occupiers, daytime bars, zombies, serenity in the city

October 19, 2011

Around the Web is a weekday roundup of posts by Sun community network members and other Baltimore area bloggers and websites. To suggest a post, share it on our wall on Facebook, tweet a link to it using the #mdblogs hashtag or fill out this form.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Steve Charing OUTspoken: 'Occupy' must harness its good energy

What needs to be done, what would be smart, is for the Occupy movement in the U.S. to follow the model of the right wing's protest counterpart, the Tea Party, and delve into electoral politics whereby these complaints could be effectively addressed by a government that's sympathetic to its causes. ... The Occupy movement needs to harness its own good energy and do more than protest.

The Baltimore Chop: The best bars for daydrinking

Here are a lot of great bars in Baltimore, but many establishments are great for different reasons. The bar that's great in the hour before last call is seldom ever also great before noon. We give you some of our top choices for daydrinking bars in Charm City.

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street News: Saturday: Harford Road Zombie Crawl

Rik and Shannon Marshall, a couple of Halloween enthusiasts, started the Harford Road Zombie Crawl in 2009 after a disappointing crawl downtown. It was their response to underwhelming drink specials and typical costumes ("too many people dressed as Superman and Chewbacca," Rik wrote in an email). Another perk: a non-sponsored crawl would give the zombies control in how much they spend.

The Urban Rabbi: The din of the sukkah

Living in the country, away from people, things are quieter. The city is a place saturated with human and natural events. Living in the New Jewish Neighborhood might just mean getting beyond the "four cubits" of our own desires (as I needed to). How often do we simply take in the fact that our neighbors have conversations to enjoy and things to laugh about?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DIY Investor: Neither is my party and I'll switch if I want to

I have to admit that I've switched parties and may switch again, but I'm getting so confused that I'm not sure which primary I'm supposed to vote in. I guess I should make my life easier and just register as an Independent.

Bmore Musically Informed: Dan Deacon, Celebration tix on sale

The Dan Deacon Ensemble has fluctuated in size and dynamic since its original Bromst components several years ago. On Friday, December 16 in Baltimore, a new ensemble will be unveiled. The new five piece will make it's debut at the Ottobar on the just announced triple-threat bill that also includes Celebration and Matmos.

Dining Dish: Eco-friendly pizza box doubles as plates

Baltimore based Pizza Boli has stepped up their eco friendly game with the help of local supplier, Acme Paper and Supply Company. Pizza Boli is using Green Box products, the Green Boxes' innovative design allows customers to dissemble the box and use the parts as plates, cutting down on waste.

Bay Daily: Young striped bass are up, but pressures remain

A note of caution, however: striper populations often go up and down, often rising with favorable weather conditions in the spring. So don't read too much into what could be a temporary rise in young stripers, which might not survive in such large numbers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Urbanite: Behind the pink ribbons

The project grew to include more women, and became 100 Survivors, a nonprofit website that showcases photos, video, and stories by women currently in treatment for breast cancer or diagnosed in the past three years. It's a moving and powerful testament to the women behind the pink ribbons, and the project itself is full of intimate and personal revelations from women that are both heart-breaking and inspiring.

Baltimore Sports Report: X's, O's and iPads: New Ravens playbooks

The Ravens have gone 007 style with their playbooks this season. They're not printed on paper, feature embedded video and an incorrect password self destructs the data.

Strawberries in Paris: Pumpkin cupcakes the perfect fall treat

And voila! The most perfect little fall treat. The cake part turned out moist, perfectly spiced and very light (think the cake flour helped with that). The cream cheese maple frosting was a bit tangy and a bit sweet and had that je ne sais quoi from the maple syrup. And the candy corn helped out with the fall-ness of this treat too. Can't wait for Halloween!

Scary Mommy: Guest post: Raising a special needs child

I am the mother of a special needs child. I have a ten year old daughter who has pediatric bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, and neurological/cognitive functioning problems. One could say that my plate is full. I will be the first to tell you that it is. Right away I want to say that I know there are mothers who have it worse than me. I am not trying to compete for the title of "Most Messed Up Traumatized Mother." I am here to tell my story.

Friday, October 14, 2011

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