SHADE SURFING: How I Realized I Should be Writing the Way I’m Running

Today I went for a run for the first time in weeks. I have been busy (I know, no excuse) with a new caregiving responsibility for my mom, who is navigating a recent cancer diagnosis. I am also navigating my own life-changing moment of having left my full-time journalism job (no I’m not comparing her... Continue Reading →

Brushes with History: Baltimore Artists Recapture Bygone Synagogue Glory

BY SUSAN C. INGRAM Photos by David Stuck Baltimore Jewish Times JULY 17, 2019 (This is my final cover story for the Jewish Times) Drive around old Jewish Baltimore on any recent sunny summer morning and you might encounter a gaggle of artists, easels deployed, busy capturing the grace and majesty of the city’s historic... Continue Reading →

Dressing History: JMM exhibits trace Jewish experience through fashion

By Susan C. Ingram Baltimore Jewish Times April 5, 2019 What does a contemporary hand-crocheted ivory kippah embellished with pearls and gold thread have in common with a hand-painted dress design by a Czech designer in 1939 Prague? And what connection could there be between a decades-old black-and-white tallit gadol and a black-leather motorcycle jacket emblazoned with... Continue Reading →

‘The Coaster’ with Ravel soundtrack

Author and pianist Kris Faatz features story readings paired with piano performances Special thanks to author/musician, friend and colleague Kris Faatz for featuring my flash fiction piece, "The Coaster," paired with two Ravel pieces as part of her Storytelling and Sound seies on her Zen for Ten video/performance blog in December of 2017.  

‘Austerlitz’ Questions Holocaust Tourism

MAY 26, 2017 BY SUSAN C. INGRAM The Jewish Times To call Sergei Loznitsa’s 2016 film “Austerlitz” self-reflexive would be an understatement. Self-reflexive of filmmaker Loznitsa and his quest for understanding of a painful subject, yes, but also of us, the audience, the observers. The watchers. For “Austerlitz,” above all, is about us. About watching... Continue Reading →

A Welcome Return to Journalism

I recently began working as a journalist again, when Baltimore Jewish Times editor Marc Shapiro asked if I'd be interested in freelancing for the metro weekly magazine. I jumped at the chance. I missed being a reporter these past five years and appreciated Marc's thinking of me when he had some freelance budget to burn. My first assignment... Continue Reading →

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