Meet the Editor


Lauren LaRocca

Lauren LaRocca grew up in Pittsburgh and Hagerstown and studied writing at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. She came to Baltimore magazine as its arts and culture editor after 12 years covering the arts at The Frederick News-Post. She’s also an astrologer, herbalist, and musician and loves making zines and abstract collages and cards.


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Arts & Culture

Start the Presses!

If the printed word is dying, small, independent presses might just be its savior.

Arts District

Joyce Scott Mother-Daughter Show Opens at the BMA

Exhibition shows the mutual influence between artists Joyce J. Scott and her mother, Elizabeth Talford Scott.

Arts & Culture

Art/Life Balance

Cara Ober is the woman behind the longest running arts and culture magazine in the city.

Arts District

Writer Richie Frieman Talks Snowballs for Severance, Slated to Become a Feature Film

New picture book tells the story of how a 9-year-old boy brought a snowball revolution to his Colorado hometown.

Arts District

Little Match Girl Performance Immerses Audience in Completely New Way

Baltimore Choral Arts Society and MICA team up to deliver innovative approach to Hans Christian Andersen story.

Arts & Culture

Place of Possibilities

New Enoch Pratt head Heidi Daniel brings passion and vision to the city’s evolving library system.

Arts District

Annual Crankie Fest Helps Sustain Baltimore’s Puppetry Scene

At the annual Creative Alliance festival, there’s really no such thing as typical.

Arts District

Black Nativity Brings Message of Hope to the Motor House

All-black cast delivers powerful songs from classic Langston Hughes work.

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My Favorite Baltimore Books of 2018

In no particular order, we recommend the must-read Baltimore books of the year.

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A Wonder in My Soul Playwright Talks Incorporating Baltimore Into Revamped Script

Marcus Gardley's play opens at Center Stage this week.

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Light City and Baltimore Book Festival Combine for 10-Day Event in 2019

The celebration will illuminate the city with literature and lights next fall.

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Carolyn Turgeon of Faerie Magazine Finds Magic in the Everyday

Novelist and editor weaves fairy tales from her Baltimore home.

The Chatter

The Community That Saved Clayworks

This Baltimore ceramics institution in Mt. Washington celebrates one year under new leadership.

Arts District

Six Things Not to Miss at Charm City Fringe

This annual fest features 11 days of theater throughout Baltimore.

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WTMD Merges Visual Art and Music at Upcoming Exhibit

Music, Seen, opens in November and brings many Baltimore creative communities under one roof.

Arts & Culture

Learning Curve

Maker spaces transform you—whether blacksmith, potter, or jeweler—from novice to master.

Arts District

We Take You Inside the 30th Annual Open Studio Tour

From warehouse spaces to lounge areas, the studios reveal private world of each artist.

Arts District

AVAM’s New Exhibit Meditates on the Complexities of Parenting

Parenting: An Art Without A Manual opens on Saturday.

Arts District

Mark Bradford’s Tomorrow Is Another Day Exhibit Opens at the BMA

A community talk on Saturday will kick off this major exhibition, which brings a piece of the Venice Biennale to Baltimore.

Arts District

Lit!Pop!Bang! Podcast to Record Live at the Baltimore Book Festival

Local podcast hosts Anthony Moll and CeCe will bring Maren Wright-Kerr and Ailish Hopper to the CityLit Stage for a live recording.

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