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 InquirerTime Out, and Edible. She also has an almost unhealthy love for oysters and her dog, Hooper.


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Arts District

Maggie Rogers Performs on Saturday Night Live

The Eastern Shore singer stars with Jonah Hill this Saturday.

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The Big Baltimore Playlist: October 2018

The five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Abdu Ali Finds Newfound Passion in Podcasting

We chat with the local artist about the new season of drumBOOTY.

On The Town

The Big Baltimore Playlist: September 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: August 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Aug. 17-19

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: July 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

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The Maryland Science Center and Believe In Music Halloween Party Returns With Epic Lineup

Headliners include Dan Deacon, J Pope and the HearNow, and Electric Love Machine.

Arts District

Ratscape Returns After a Three-Year Hiatus on Artscape Weekend

The underground music festival is back with a packed lineup in late July.

Outside World

Field Notes: Bay Health, Conowingo Conflict, and a Recycling Surplus.

A roundup of eco-news from around the area.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: June 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

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We Talk with Liz Cooper & The Stampede at the Firefly Music Festival

The Maryland native and folk-rock artist performed in Delaware on the eve of her debut record.

Outside World

Field Notes: Ellicott City, Crab Troubles, Dolphins Galore, and a new National Aquarium care center.

A roundup of eco-news from around the area.

Arts District

Wing Dam to Perform Final Show at The Windup Space

The indie rock trio reflects on fond memories and shares what’s next.

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The Big Baltimore Playlist: May 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

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DJ Trillnatured Marches To Her Own Beat

Jessica Hyman talks to us about connecting Baltimore through music.

Arts District

Lauren Ruth Ward Returns Home a Rock Star

The up-and-coming, Baltimore-born singer performs at the Ottobar this Saturday.

Arts District

TT The Artist debuts trailer for Dark City: Beneath The Beat

We talk with the local musician about her upcoming documentary on Baltimore's homegrown club music.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: April 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Outside World

Field Notes: Apples for All, Grasses Make a Comeback, and the Bay Journal stays afloat

A roundup of eco-news from throughout the region.

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