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Elizabeth Suman

Coming to Baltimore as a transplant has allowed me to understand the city in a unique way.

Elizabeth Suman is a freelance journalist who recently declined a high-paying job collecting 2010 data for the United States Census Bureau in order to come to Baltimore and write for The Brew, where she covers crime, housing, culture, and various Baltimore oddities. Suman recently finished providing biographical materials and preliminary interviews for Vanity Fair's features on Bernard Madoff, Clark Rockefeller, David Letterman, and Tiger Woods. She also conducted research for "Wildflower," a recent Random House release about the life and murder of wildlife conservationist Joan Root. When in New York City, Suman is a freelance reporter for The Daily Beast, where she covers film and television premieres. Until recently, she wrote regularly for Nerdabout, Discovery Channel's blog about art and technology in New York City. At The Brew, Suman works hard to cover angles traditional outlets don't always catch, such as the anti-violence efforts of the Waverly neighborhood in response to recent murders. Suman grew up in Seattle and graduated Summa Cum Laude in writing and urban studies from NYU in 2006. Last year, she completed the Columbia Publishing Course at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

  • February 12, 2016

  • February 11, 2016

    • What makes a good park bench? The same elements the Roman architect Vitruvius found in all good design: Firmness, Commodity and Delight. What’s the difference between a good park bench and a great park bench? That’s a question Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Development Co. wants to explore as it seeks to create a world-class waterfront environment […]

  • February 10, 2016

    • Arguing that a trash-burning power plant proposed for South Baltimore would violate the federal Clean Air Act – and that its permit expired nine months ago – two groups are suing the New York-based company developing it. The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and United Workers today notified Energy Answers that they intend to file a […]

  • February 9, 2016

    • Some political candidates use Apple products to write their position papers and email their staff. Northeast Baltimore’s Rodney C. Burris dangled a couple of the trendy devices in front of potential contributors as a way of raising cash. In return for a contribution of $10, contributors get a chance to win an Apple Watch or […]

  • February 6, 2016

    • Emergency repairs to a 20-inch main will result in temporary water shutoffs to about 450 houses in the Canton area on either Monday or Wednesday. Service will be interrupted at 165 houses on Monday starting at 8 a.m. and ending about 4 p.m. The affected properties will be on Montford between Foster and Fait, Fait […]

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