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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Travel & Outdoors

Close Comforts

Boutique hotels offer a getaway without having to leave Baltimore.

Outside World

Field Notes: Chesapeake Bay Report Card, 2019 Farm Bill, and Ultima Thule

A roundup of eco-news from around the region.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: January 2019

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

BSO Musicians Face Uncertainty As Contracts Expire

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is struggling financially, but musicians say a shorter season is not the answer.

Arts District

Dan Deacon Ready to Make His Meyerhoff Debut

The classically trained electronic musician discusses his upcoming BSO Pulse performance on Thursday.

Arts District

Vocal-Only Embody Show Returns to WTMD

The showcase celebrating the human voice comes to Towson this Thursday.

Arts District

My Favorite Music of 2018

Big albums by local artists yield a year of must-listen hits.

Arts District

Snail Mail and JPEGMAFIA to Play Firefly Music Festival in 2019

The multi-day music festival returns to Dover, Delaware, next June.

Outside World

Field Notes: Record Rains, Offshore Drilling, and More Deluge from the Conowingo Dam

A roundup of eco-news from around the region.

Arts District

The Baltimore Museum of Art Announces New Public Art Commission

The biennial installation will feature works by contemporary artists with an emphasis on diversity.

Arts District

The Big Baltimore Playlist: November 2018

The top five local songs you should download right now.

Arts District

Sean K. Preston Is Ready to Break Your Heart

And win it over on his new rock-and-roll album, Forgive.

Arts District

Joy Postell Drops Powerful New Album Diaspora

We spoke to the Baltimore singer-songwriter about her musical journey.

Arts District

Maggie Rogers Performs on Saturday Night Live

The Eastern Shore singer stars with Jonah Hill this Saturday.

Arts District

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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