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Guide to the High Life

Guide to the High Life

Feature: For the first time in ages, you are not afraid that the police will come and kick down your door because you might have a little bit of weed inside. 4/16/2014
High Times

High Times

Feature: The winners and losers in Maryland’s pot debate in 2014 By Van Smith 4/16/2014
Scratch ’N’ Sniff Product Reviews

Scratch ’N’ Sniff Product Reviews

Feature: your intrepid City Paper staff offers reviews that are as fragrant as they are flagrant, and super-helpful too! 4/16/2014
Bubba X Larry OG

Bubba X Larry OG

Feature: Scratch ’N’ Sniff product reviews 4/16/2014
Presidential OG

Presidential OG

Feature: Scratch ’N’ Sniff product reviews 4/16/2014
Larry OG

Larry OG

Feature: Scratch ’N’ Sniff product reviews 4/16/2014
Jack Herer

Jack Herer

Feature: Scratch ’N’ Sniff product reviews 4/16/2014

Green Butter

Feature: Scratch ’N’ Sniff product reviews 4/16/2014
Putting the High in High Art

Putting the High in High Art

Feature: Sometimes, at its best, a little toke can wake you up to the splendor that surrounds you every day. By Aynardbay Oodsway 4/16/2014
Baltimore’s Biggest Hits

Baltimore’s Biggest Hits

Feature: Ten artists to toke to By Brandon Soderberg 4/16/2014

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  • “Super-kingpin” Tommy Lee Canty Jr. may return to Baltimore

    Since suffering a stroke six years ago that paralyzed the right side of his body, Tommy Lee Canty Jr.—the first drug dealer convicted as a federal “super-kingpin” in Maryland, under a 1988 law—has been virtually helpless, requiring a lift to get to and from his bed and wheelchair and a catheter to urinate. Yesterday, his prosecutor, veteran assistant U.S. attorney Andrea Smith, filed a motion to reduce Canty’s life sentence to time served, so that he can move to a Baltimore nursing home to live out his days on federal probation. He was convicted in 1990, when he was 24 years old, and now is 48 and living at a prison hospital in Minnesota called Federal Medical Center, Rochester. Smith’s motion says Canty’s “life expectancy is indeterminate, but his long-term prognosis is poor due to a high risk of injury from seizures [or] another stroke or heart attack due to poorly controlled hypertension.” Though he “can understand what is being said to him,” Canty “is unable to speak,” the motion adds. Canty’s prosecution was a major feather in the cap of law enforcers in the late 1980s, when he was considered one of a new breed of young dealers, who, […]

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  • Shake Shack is coming to Baltimore

    Shake Shack, the New York-based burger joint that has also become a favorite in Washington, D.C., is opening its first Baltimore location, at 400 E. Pratt St., according to a tweet from Downtown Partnership president Kirby Fowler. According to a press release, the eatery is aiming to start serving delicious hot dogs and its ShackBurger with the signature ShackSauce in early 2015. This much is certain: the place will be mobbed when the Yankees are in town for a series at Camden Yards.

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  • What’s good today?: DJ Dog Dick, “Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street,” Balor’s Eye

    We’re glad to see DJ Dog Dick come back to Baltimore, where he used to live and perform some of the crazier shows we’ve seen. With Dog Dick bringing us the weirdo avant-pop of LP The Life Stains, tonight’s gig at the Crown should be no exception. UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Jem Cohen, who will discuss his video series on the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York that kicked off in 2011. Cohen had this to say of his work, Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, per the event’s Facebook page: “In regards to Occupy Wall Street, when friends asked me where the newsreels were, I decided to plunge in and make some myself. We knew there’d eventually be many documentaries made about the phenomenon and that there were already short advocacy pieces in support of the movement (as well as YouTube slams against it). My own interest lay elsewhere: in a kind of reporting based on direct observation that expresses solidarity without propaganda, while leaving room for experimentation and lyricism.” From the Short List: “98 Rock’s Noise In The Basement brings local bands to the Ottobar. North Carolina rockers Awkward Friends stop at […]

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  • UPDATE: Harrowing video shows cyclist assault on Guilford Avenue

    A video uploaded to YouTube by user Michael Bowman shows a group assault on Bowman as he rode his bicycle north on Guilford Avenue, a designated cycling boulevard. Just after Bowman passes the Copycat Building, there’s a crashing sound, apparently the breaking of a bottle thrown at Bowman, and then a group riding southbound on the street appears to knock him over before taking swings shortly before the video cuts off. Here’s Bowman’s description: “Recorded on 4/12/14. Attacked by a group of teenagers on the bike route on the 1600-1700 block of Guilford Ave. You can hear when they threw a bottle at me from behind and then see when I try to grab my lock as a last resort as they started to attack, but dropped it. Grabbed it before they did. Only damage was to my thumb when they stomped it. Took punches, but they must have hit my helmet, because I don’t have any marks. Camera cuts out at the end around this time. On the ground I started yelling “help help help”. Residents started coming out and a distant siren scared them off. Called 911 after and met with an officer a few minutes later.” The […]

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  • What’s good this weekend?: Katt Williams, Caleb Stine, “The Memo”

    Friday Spring training, the preseason schedule before baseball season starts, may be over, but James Nasty and DJ Dad Weed are bringing it back for a sick sports-themed dance party called Spring Training tonight at the Ottobar. Dress up as a player or referee for discounted admission. Our personal opinion: you should be rocking O’s gear. Katt Williams, a great comedian and the inspiration for many very unfunny Twitter parody accounts, is in town to perform new standup at the Baltimore Arena. Maybe the dopes who run the aforementioned Twitter knock-offs can learn a thing or two. From the Short List: “Genre-blending Baltimore genius Blaqstarr sings at Joe Squared under his Jamal Loving alias. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson presents Alabama blues singer-guitarist George Kilby Jr. The Sidebar holds a Moveable Feast benefit show with Old Lines, Bouncing Betty, and Blood Horses. NYC metalcore band Tiger Flowers plays the Charm City Art Space with Bueno Crusher and Queensway. John Haywood presents Kentucky Traditions, a night of art, music and square dancing at the Windup Space. Jazz vocalist Beth McDonald and pianist Joe Holt combine originals and classics for “Singing Our Stories” at The Cabaret at Germano’s. Don’t miss: The […]

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  • A sad day for the Pizzas of Angelo’s Pizza

    It’s a sad day for pizza in Baltimore—and for the Pizzas of Baltimore. Angelo’s Pizza in Hampden, co-owned by Angelo and Tommy Pizza—yes, that’s their last name—has closed down, according to the Sun. Mr. Wrong wrote about Angelo’s and its “Big Slice” in City Paper‘s recent PIZZA issue: Angelo’s is the home of “The Big Slice,” and of course everyone should experience this once in their pizza-life, because it is an opportunity break the rule about never eating anything bigger than your head. Also, everybody should find a reason to purchase a whole entire giant novelty-sized pie used to make “The Big Slice,” because nothing makes people happier at a public gathering than to see someone show up with a pizza the size of half a ping-pong table, seriously, it’s a great way to make friends, Pizza Diplomacy. I frequent Angelo’s because an image of the regular, non-giant Angelo’s pie is what pops into the pizza-shaped thought-bubble over my head when I think of pizza, a large pie that barely fits into the box, and the slices are kinda flat in the middle with a big chewy crust-handle to hang on to, not too much sauce, lotsa salty cheese, and a lovely little […]

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Features
The Art of Organizing

The Art of Organizing

Feature: MICA’s adjunct faculty moves to unionize, and academics everywhere watch to see what happens By Edward Ericson Jr. 3/19/2014
Crime Family

Crime Family

Feature: Urged by husband David Simon, Laura Lippman takes on a real-life Mobtown mystery By Baynard Woods 2/5/2014

Simon on Salsbury

Feature: David Simon shares his theories on the story of Julius Salsbury, which inspired his wife’s new novel 2/5/2014
Mobtown Beat
General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers

General Assembly 2014 Winners and Losers

Mobtown Beat: Taking stock of the session that just ended By Van Smith 4/16/2014

Show us your licensing

Mobtown Beat: Following controversial case, new policy requires liquor board to make more decisions public By Edward Ericson Jr. 4/16/2014
Who Do We Love?

Who Do We Love?

Mobtown Beat: Maryland gives tax breaks to lots of businesses, not just Kevin Spacey’s By Edward Ericson Jr. 4/9/2014
  • Sale On Baltimore is about to sell off its public housing. Someone is going to make money—and that’s the plan. | 4/2/2014
  • Crews In For a Bruisin’? Local film crew vets question their future as House of Cards and Annapolis battle over tax credits | 4/2/2014
  • Talking Dread Former Sonar and Talking Head co-owner Dan McIntosh got the best pot-conspiracy sentence he could: a decade in prison. | 3/26/2014
City Folk
Mind Blowing

Mind Blowing

City Folk: Ryan Grizzell found purpose in an old art By Gabrielle Wathen 4/16/2014
Amped Rider

Amped Rider

City Folk: With the help of a prosthetic foot, Garry Moore still shreds By Baynard Woods 4/9/2014
The Fifth Labor

The Fifth Labor

City Folk: Tony Todd, a lifelong arabber, keeps the stables clean By Baynard Woods 4/2/2014
  • City Folk Days of their lives | 3/26/2014
  • Nursing the Muse True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office | 2/26/2014
Power Rankings
Murder Ink
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 47 | 4/16/2014
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 3; Murders this Year: 46 | 4/9/2014
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 43 | 4/2/2014
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 1; Murders this Year: 41 | 3/26/2014
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 0; Murders this Year: 40 | 3/19/2014
  • Murder Ink Murders this Week: 2; Murders this Year: 40 | 3/12/2014
The Mail
  • Tough Sell Few real-estate developers have the capacity or the perseverance to take on such a difficult undertaking as developing, or redeveloping, affordable housing. | 4/16/2014
  • Faith Shaken, Not Stirred What would the future hold for Charm City’s beloved alternative weekly? | 4/9/2014
  • For the Birds I’ll know CP is toast when you all run a cover with the headline “That Sure Was A Lotta Snow.” | 4/2/2014
  • Adjunct Poverty I came to consider my two classes as volunteer work to justify working so hard for so little. | 3/26/2014
  • Video Daze If my friend told me she was dating someone, I would ask if she put his name on her Video Americain card as a way of knowing how serious they were. | 3/19/2014
  • Words and Deeds Trepidation about what would come under the new regime. | 3/12/2014