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By Sam Sessa | June 2, 2005
Where: 17 W. Mulberry St. When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today Why: The whole hostel's not open yet, but it's getting closer, and visitors can check out the progress. Share stories with travelers in the hostel's recently renovated common room while enjoying some free wine and snacks. Also, check out a display of photographer Esha Janssens-Sannon's travel shots. Information: 410-576-8880, www.baltimorehostel.org. Free.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Reporter | April 20, 2008
IN A DRIZZLY SUNDAY IN PORTland, Ore., I had no immediate obligation other than to became one with the languorous and the buzzed at World Cup Coffee and Tea. There, over an economical Americano, I contemplated the city's appeal, particularly for budget travelers: Portland is its own piece of performance art, a place where everyday life is a public spectacle and the price of admission is negligible. It's lifestyle as theater. Commuters ride skateboards to work, tricksters post amusing dog portraits on public bulletin boards, and sidewalk-cafe society materializes as soon as the sun comes out. In most cases, flying to the West for a long weekend on a $500 budget might seem farfetched -- even with the advantage of a $240 (including tax)
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By Jerelyn Eddings and Jerelyn Eddings,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 10, 1990
SOWETO, South Africa -- An angry message has been spray-painted on a wall outside the Merafi railway station, where every day thousands of black commuters board trains and buses for the half-hour ride to Johannesburg."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | March 14, 2008
Can you turn a torture film into an intellectual thesis film simply by putting quotation marks around it? Funny Games is an art house Hostel -- it mistakes self-consciousness for intelligence. In Michael Haneke's American remake of his own 1997 Austrian film, a pair of young psychopaths, Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbett), seize control of a haute-bourgeois couple's waterfront getaway home. (Haneke shot the film in deluxe spots around Long Island, N.Y.) Funny Games (Warner Independent Pictures)
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
The world has come to Baltimore. More specifically, to West Mulberry Street, where a Hostelling International Travel Center opened March 4 on the site of the Baltimore International AYH Hostel.The Travel Center is an all-purpose resource center where aspiring adventurers can book discount flights, buy Eurail passes and travel packs, peruse guide books and seek advice on budget travel. "You can have it all here," says Joelle Porter, manager of the Baltimore hostel.Most important, the Travel Center, part of a network of American Youth Hostels and Travel Centers, serves as a way to broadcast the glories of hostelling, a means of travel that "people here still haven't heard of," Ms. Porter says.
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By BOB STRAUSS | January 6, 2006
Hostel starts off as the best dang Eurotrip two American guys, and their new buddy from Iceland, could ever dream of, then turns into a nightmare of sadism, murder and revenge. Which is too bad for them, but pretty satisfying for those who like to just groove on decadence and mayhem in the safety of a good ol' multiplex. Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) are hanging with the wackazoid Nordic giant Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson) in Amsterdam when a creepy guy tells them about an extra-special hostel in remote Slovakia, where the women are all gorgeous and melt at American accents.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | September 23, 1992
Svetlana Stalin, daughter of the late Soviet dictator who earned more than $1.7 million from two best-selling books, has been found penniless and living in a London charity hostel, a British paper reported yesterday.She's registered at the seedy west London neighborhood lodgings under her married name of Lana Peters.Said the hostel's head: "I only found out who she was after she was given a place. As far as I know she met all our criteria for admission in that she was someone 'presenting problems' and in housing need.
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By Ryan Justin Fox and Ryan Justin Fox,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2001
In the dark, cluttered basement of a 19th-century building, two workers saw and hammer at rusted equipment in a cramped boiler room. The steady wail of their drills makes shouting and finger-pointing the only feasible forms of communicating. The workers are in the first stage of the ground-to-roof renovation of the Bennett Mansion in the first block of W. Mulberry St., where officials hope to re-establish the Baltimore International Youth Hostel and attract world travelers to the city's cultural center.
FEATURES
January 13, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- Queen Latifah in Last Holiday and the inspiring basketball squad of Glory Road will attempt to beat back the high-earning Hostel at the box office this weekend. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. are:
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By ALLISON KLEIN | August 8, 1993
When British travelers Sharon Whitehead and Katharine Wrathall were approached on Charles Street by a disheveled man claiming he had psychic powers, they were startled. When he correctly identified one of them as having an Aquarius birthday, they became uncomfortable and quickly moved on. After walking a few steps, they began to laugh and told each other they had to remember to tell this funny story to their new friends at the Youth Hostel where they were staying.They are 22-year-old students who made Baltimore a stop on their tour of the United States.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | April 10, 2007
After eight years without one, Baltimore is close to welcoming a hostel back to town. The opening, a rare occurrence for the languishing national hostel scene, means travelers to the city will once again be able to find safe lodging that costs less than most hotels' continental breakfast. "I really believe Baltimore needs a place for young people to come and be able to stay affordably to experience the rich culture of the city," says Scott MacLeod, a hostel volunteer. "I really believe in the mission."
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March 25, 2007
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND, VA. TALK TO THE SNAIL Ten Commandments for Understanding the French Bloomsbury / $14.95 It's not easy being French nowadays. In fact, it's downright maddening. They can't quite understand why everyone else on the planet is ganging up on them. And so author (and Englishman to boot) Stephen Clarke presents 10 (actually 11) commandments that try to explain the French to the non-French. He does a masterful job. The commandments are not only funny, but they also manage to capture the essence of what being French is all about.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | March 1, 2007
The Friends of the Baltimore Hostel know how to warm a cavernous old mansion on a cold winter night. During their monthly open houses, they give tours of the 17 W. Mulberry St. hostel they're restoring, put out sodas and finger food and ask a couple of good local bands to set up and play acoustic sets in a huge room downstairs. The next one is tonight. "We're just trying to get people in and interested in what we're doing with the hostel," said Scott MacLeod, a member of the Friends of the Baltimore Hostel.
NEWS
January 29, 2007
TODAY TEEN ARTISTS -- Howard Community College will present work by high school artists from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the college's Akins Gallery, in the lobby of Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The exhibit will continue Monday through Saturday through Feb. 14. 410-772-4512. TOMORROW WINTER LECTURE -- Historic London Town and Gardens will open its Winter Lecture Series with "Exploring Heritage: Bringing the Past to Life" at 10 a.m. in the pavilion at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater.
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January 13, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- Queen Latifah in Last Holiday and the inspiring basketball squad of Glory Road will attempt to beat back the high-earning Hostel at the box office this weekend. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. are:
FEATURES
By BOB STRAUSS | January 6, 2006
Hostel starts off as the best dang Eurotrip two American guys, and their new buddy from Iceland, could ever dream of, then turns into a nightmare of sadism, murder and revenge. Which is too bad for them, but pretty satisfying for those who like to just groove on decadence and mayhem in the safety of a good ol' multiplex. Paxton (Jay Hernandez) and Josh (Derek Richardson) are hanging with the wackazoid Nordic giant Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson) in Amsterdam when a creepy guy tells them about an extra-special hostel in remote Slovakia, where the women are all gorgeous and melt at American accents.
NEWS
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | April 10, 2007
After eight years without one, Baltimore is close to welcoming a hostel back to town. The opening, a rare occurrence for the languishing national hostel scene, means travelers to the city will once again be able to find safe lodging that costs less than most hotels' continental breakfast. "I really believe Baltimore needs a place for young people to come and be able to stay affordably to experience the rich culture of the city," says Scott MacLeod, a hostel volunteer. "I really believe in the mission."
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By David Gonzales and David Gonzales,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 13, 1997
Summer has arrived, and you're lusting for a long, lazy, meandering road trip. This yearning is endemic to our culture; its roots are snarled inexorably in our childhoods, when we learned that summer means a fully loaded family station wagon, long days spent over four humming wheels and new worlds explored at a leisurely, parentally mandated pace.Go. Submit to your road-lust. But this time, skip bland motels and crowded campgrounds for hostels. In any of North America's 250-plus hostels, you'll find laughably low prices, local ambience, the comforts of home, more information than you'll ever find in roadside visitor centers and fellow travelers as enamored of the open road as you are. Instead of staring at a TV or slapping mosquitoes in a sagging tent, you'll trade travel tips, recount adventures and banish, with new acquaintances, the ennui of the empty road.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | June 2, 2005
Where: 17 W. Mulberry St. When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today Why: The whole hostel's not open yet, but it's getting closer, and visitors can check out the progress. Share stories with travelers in the hostel's recently renovated common room while enjoying some free wine and snacks. Also, check out a display of photographer Esha Janssens-Sannon's travel shots. Information: 410-576-8880, www.baltimorehostel.org. Free.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 9, 2005
Patricia Lee Carey, an operating room nurse and former teacher of the deaf, died of liver disease Sunday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. A Stoney Creek resident, she lived for many years in Catonsville. She was 61. Born Patricia Lee Keklak in Wyandotte, Mich., she earned a bachelor's degree in speech and hearing from Michigan State University in East Lansing. After graduation in 1965, she worked as a speech therapist at the School for the Deaf in Flint, taught at St. Hugo's School in Bloomfield Hills and worked at the Lansing School for the Deaf.
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