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

An Updated Guide to Getting Outside During COVID-19

With some stay-home orders lifted, here’s what you need to know about taking advantage the local great outdoors.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: April 2020

With concerts canceled due to coronavirus, here are 10 local songs to download now.

Outside World

Field Notes: Earth Day, Chesapeake Bay Week, and Maryland Crab Update

​A roundup of eco-news from around the region.

In Good Taste

Maryland Farmers Market Association Closes in Vital Time for Local Foodways

What will the loss mean for Baltimore farms and food-insecure communities?

The Chatter

A Local Hand Sanitizer Factory is Born Out of an Unlikely Collaboration

Local businesses Mount Royal Soap, Charm City Meadworks, and Waverly Color unite to fight coronavirus.

Arts District

Community Rallies to Bring Financial Aid to Struggling Artists

The Baltimore Artist Emergency Relief Fund will help creatives impacted by the coronavirus.

In Good Taste

Local Farms Embrace Change in the Face of Coronavirus

Weathering early losses, Maryland farmers evolve to feed their communities.

Arts District

The Baltimore Arts Community Goes Virtual

A running list of online concerts, performances, and classes from local artists.

Arts District

Creative Alliance Organizes Sidewalk Serenades with Local Musicians

Amid coronavirus cancellations, local arts space thinks outside the box with virtual storytime, at-home crafts, and more.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: March 2020

With concerts cancelled due to coronavirus, here are 10 local songs to download now.

Arts District

With Emptying Venues, Local Music Community Faces Uncertainty

There are still ways to support local artists during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Chatter

Maryland Braces for Spread of Coronavirus

Governor Hogan announces a broad list of new actions, including the closure of all public schools.

In Good Taste

Could a Crab Cake Shortage Be on the Horizon?

Fewer seasonal workers might mean less meat and higher prices.

Arts District

Marin Alsop To Step Down from BSO

The announcement comes as the orchestra examines its future.

Arts District

Did That TurboTax Super Bowl Commercial Sound Familiar?

A longtime Baltimore rapper made her vocal debut during the football championship.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: January 2020

The five local songs you should download right now.

Arts & Culture

Dan Deacon Makes the City’s Next Great Masterpiece

We talk with the electronic musician about fear, friendship, and his mindful new album.

Arts District

The Top Baltimore Music Moments of 2019

This year, the city’s music scene came of age.

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.

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