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Hampden is the Hipster Haven, But What’s a Hipster?

Benn Ray of the Hampden Village Merchants Association talks to The List about Hampden’s listing in Forbes as the 15th hippest hipster neighborhood: America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods: #15. Hampden, Baltimore, MD (Forbes, 9/20/2012) “Home to the annual “Hon Fest,” where women tease their hair … Continue reading

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Did VW Swipe Beach House’s Sound For A Commercial?

(By Benn Ray, The Mobtown Shank, 6/7/2012) When ad agency DDB was contracted by Volkswagen to to create a new commercial, conceptually, the ad was built around Beach House’s song, “Take Care”. After all, what’s the big deal? Indie bands … Continue reading

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A Mysterious Death At Baltimore’s The Belvedere

By Benn Ray (Atomic Books Blog, 3/21/2012) In this month’s issue of Fortean Times (#286), local author Mikita Brottman has an article involving the curious 2006 death of Rey Rivera, a 32 year old financial writer working for Agora called … Continue reading

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National Premium Set To Return

By Benn Ray (The Mobtown Shank, 9/25/2011) One of my all time favorite beers was National Premium. Specifically, National Premium Dark (but I’m also fond of the regular National Premium as well). Sure, locally, National Bohemian gets all the love. … Continue reading

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