Meet the Editor


Lydia Woolever

Lydia Woolever is senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers people, food, music, and the Chesapeake Bay. She was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and previously worked for Esquire magazine. Her work has been published there, as well as in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Time Out, and Edible. She also has an almost unhealthy love for oysters and her dog, Hooper.


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Outside World

Field Notes: So Long Styrofoam, Banned Plastic Bags, and a Revamped Rash Field

A roundup of eco-news from throughout the region.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: December 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Four Key Updates on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Here’s what the BSO has been up to since performances resumed in September.

Arts District

Maryland Native Maggie Rogers Receives First Grammy Nomination

The singer-songwriter was nominated for “Best New Artist” alongside big-name acts.

Arts District

Bands to Watch at Brilliant Baltimore

These local acts will be performing live throughout the one-of-a-kind festival.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: October 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: September 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

The Baltimore School for the Arts To Perform Pop-Up Concerts Across the City

For one day only, students will bring free music to multiple neighborhoods in honor of the school’s 40th anniversary.

Outside World

Field Notes: Endangered Species, Oyster Uncertainty, and Sunflowers Galore

A roundup of eco news from around the region.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: August 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Ami Dang Uses Music to Transcend Boundaries

The local artist’s new record explores her Indian heritage and intersectional identity.

News & Community

Public Trust

Fifty years in, Maryland Public Television continues to look to the future.

Arts District

Maryland Science Center and Believe In Music Announce Halloween Party Lineup

Headliners include J. Roddy Walston and The Business, DDm, and Psycho Killers.

Outside World

Field Notes: Crab Recovery, Bay Grass Resilience, Middle Branch Makeover, and Insect-Eating Plants

A roundup of eco-news from around the area.

Arts & Culture

Music Reviews: August 2019

The latest from Ami Dang and Patrick McAvinue.

Arts & Culture

A Bluegrass Legend Grows in Baltimore

Fiddle player Patrick McAvinue is taking the city’s musical traditions to the national stage.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: July 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Eight Must-See Concerts to Catch at Artscape

The annual free arts festival features some of the city's top musical acts.

Arts District

Beach House Shares Five of The Band’s Favorite Tracks

Before their Hippodrome show, the dream-pop duo reveals a sneak peek of the setlist.

Arts District

Is the BSO Headed for a Lockout?

In recent weeks, the ongoing dispute between musicians and management has reached a tipping point over financial woes.

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