Meet the Editor


Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen is the digital senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers food, events, lifestyle, and community news. A Baltimore native and recent Towson University grad, she loves taking advantage of all that Charm City has to offer. She’s also a huge fan of spicy cocktails and ‘90s cover bands.


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On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 22-25

The best (virtual) things to do this Memorial Day Weekend.

Travel & Outdoors

Black Girls Dive Encourages Young Women to Embrace STEAM

Owings Mills nonprofit aims to broaden participation of minorities in aquatic-based sciences.

Arts & Culture

Selections from Baltimore School for the Arts’ Senior Photo Class

BSA seniors might be the last students to work in a darkroom setting for months ahead.

Food & Drink

Immune Boost

Plantbar owner Daniela Troia shares tips to kick your immunity into high gear.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 15-17

The best (virtual) things to do in Baltimore this weekend,

Food & Drink

Mt. Washington Tavern Pours One Out For The Preakness Stakes

Make your own Black-Eyed Susan with tips from owner Rob Frisch.

The Chatter

Photo Essay: Baltimore in Black and White

Photographer and Hopkins researcher James Trudeau captures scenes from the pandemic.

Arts & Culture

Author Mary Rizzo Examines The Arts’ Role in Baltimore’s Identity

We talk to Rizzo about her new book, ’Come and Be Shocked.’

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 8-10

The best (virtual) things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Style & Shopping

May Days

Send well wishes with these vibrant cards from local shops.

In Good Taste

Mother’s Day Meals and Sweets Available for Carryout This Weekend

Chefs get creative with takeout dishes to brighten the day for mom.

Arts & Culture

Book Reviews: May 2020

The latest reads from Mary Rizzo and K.M. Szpara

On The Town

Cinco de Mayo Specials to Liven Up Your Virtual Fiesta

Order to-go margaritas and other essentials from these local spots.

The Chatter

Ten Local Causes to Support on Giving Tuesday

Consider helping these organizations working in overdrive during the COVID-19 crisis.

Arts & Culture

Cherry on Top

A wacky Charm City mainstay celebrates 40 years.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 1-3

The best (virtual) things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Food & Drink

Three Spring Sips to Celebrate the Return of Warm Rays

Beer, wine, and spirit suggestions to welcome the season.

News & Community

Photo Essay: Silent Spring

Photographer Sean Scheidt captures his neighborhood during the pandemic.

Home & Living

Color Story

Artist Farida Hughes uses abstract art to tell humanity’s tales.

The Chatter

BOND Strengthens Relationships Between Single Mothers and Daughters

The local nonprofit continues its resources virtually in the wake of COVID-19.

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