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Stage Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Stage Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Stage: A play presents a hilariously bleak picture of the travails of early African-American performers in Hollywood By Bret McCabe 4/23/2014
Working-Class Hero

Working-Class Hero

Books: Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize By Michelle Stefano 4/23/2014
Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

Art: Stepping in broken glass By Baynard Woods 4/23/2014
The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

Stage: Glass Mind Theatre reaches for bald emotional honesty—with some success By Bret McCabe 4/16/2014
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Art: BMI shows Baltimore was the heart of banjo production By Geoffrey Himes 4/16/2014
Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

Art: Steelworking, square-dancing, and the f-word By Baynard Woods 4/16/2014
Iain Sinclair <em>American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light</em>

Iain Sinclair American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light

Books: Associative journeys through the nightmares of American writers By Baynard Woods 4/16/2014

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Visual+Fine Arts
Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

Art: Stepping in broken glass By Baynard Woods 4/23/2014
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Art: BMI shows Baltimore was the heart of banjo production By Geoffrey Himes 4/16/2014
Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

Art: Steelworking, square-dancing, and the f-word By Baynard Woods 4/16/2014
Stage+Performance
Stage Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Stage Review: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Stage: A play presents a hilariously bleak picture of the travails of early African-American performers in Hollywood By Bret McCabe 4/23/2014
The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

The All-American Genderf*ck Cabaret

Stage: Glass Mind Theatre reaches for bald emotional honesty—with some success By Bret McCabe 4/16/2014
Stage Review: The Memo

Stage Review: The Memo

Stage: Single Carrot speaks a universal language By Evan Serpick 4/9/2014
  • Quoth the Crow Iron Crow Theatre highlights the queer qualities of Poe | 4/2/2014
  • Birbiglia Boom Mike Birbiglia definitely didn’t get into comedy for the money | 4/2/2014
  • Comedy of Heirs Center Stage takes on Shakespeare’s funniest play | 4/2/2014
  • Mr. Marmalade Home alone and abandoned and afraid and disturbed in the pitch-black comedy | 3/26/2014
  • The Context of No Context Effervescent Collective’s new piece revels in human movement | 3/19/2014
  • King for a day Madness and mischief backstage for a traveling Shakespeare company during World War II | 3/19/2014
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love Chekhov’s short plays plumb the absurdities of romantic life | 3/12/2014
Books+Literature
Working-Class Hero

Working-Class Hero

Books: Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize By Michelle Stefano 4/23/2014
Iain Sinclair <em>American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light</em>

Iain Sinclair American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light

Books: Associative journeys through the nightmares of American writers By Baynard Woods 4/16/2014
CityLit Festival

CityLit Festival

Books: An interview with Lia Purpura By Andrew Zaleski 4/9/2014
Children by the Millions

Children by the Millions

Books: New bio of Big Star’s Alex Chilton reveals multifaceted and tragic life By Andrew Holter 3/19/2014
Arts+Culture
Cultivating Spontaneity

Cultivating Spontaneity

Music: DJ Spooky remixes the classroom with MICA residency By Brandon Soderberg 2/12/2014
<em>The Amazing Johnny Eck</em>

The Amazing Johnny Eck

Art: MICA’s Johnny Eck exhibition reveals whole man By Baynard Woods 1/15/2014
Mr. Roboto

Mr. Roboto

Art: Wham City makes an infomercial By Baynard Woods 1/1/2014
  • Images of Struggle Robert Houston has been documenting life in Baltimore and elsewhere for over 50 years | 12/4/2013
  • Stage Review: Dance of the Holy Ghosts Center Stage introduces a new classic to the American stage | 10/23/2013
  • Riffing Marcus Gardley talks with City Paper about poetry and the blues | 10/23/2013
  • Portrait of a lady Artist Erin Fitzpatrick specializes in painting faces both recognizable and anonymous | 10/16/2013
  • Boy N (and Out) the Hood MK Asante’s new memoir dissects inner-city life with fierce intelligence | 8/28/2013
  • Moving Art Gregory Vershbow’s photographs make us wonder what makes objects museum-worthy | 8/7/2013
  • Fathers, sons, and film Zach Greenbaum’s film, narrated by his father, focuses on the importance of stories in Native American culture | 7/31/2013