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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
Excerpt from <em>After I’m Gone</em>

Excerpt from After I’m Gone

Feature: They left at dusk, about an hour before the fireworks were scheduled By laura Lippman 2/5/2014
The Quiet Revolution

The Quiet Revolution

Feature: Can Heather Mizeur ride Maryland’s wave of progressive politics to the governor’s office? By Van Smith 1/15/2014
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Feature: Baltimore’s youngest councilman has high hopes for himself and for his city By Edward Ericson Jr. 1/8/2014
New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore

New Year’s Resolutions for Baltimore

Feature: 10 ideas to make our city safer, smarter, and more fun 1/1/2014
Issue 51: 2013 Top Ten

Issue 51: 2013 Top Ten

Feature: Our annual top ten lists for news, film, music, books, art, restaurants, and more. 12/18/2013
Write Now

Write Now

Feature: The winners of City Paper’s 15th annual short-fiction and 14th annual poetry contests 11/27/2013
Surviving the Warm Months

Surviving the Warm Months

Feature: City Paper 2013 Short-fiction Contest: Third Place By Timmy Reed 11/27/2013
A Cool Dark Place

A Cool Dark Place

Feature: City Paper 2013 Short-fiction Contest: Second Place By Lola B. Pierson 11/27/2013
Never Change

Never Change

Feature: City Paper 2013 Short-fiction Contest: First Place By Matthew Zingg 11/27/2013

Peter Pan in the Catacombs

Feature: City Paper 2013 Poetry Contest: First Place By Sarah Weissman 11/27/2013

Now the Night Is One Blue Dew

Feature: City Paper 2013 Poetry Contest: Third Place By Matthew Zingg 11/27/2013
Dead Animal Pickup*

Dead Animal Pickup*

Feature: City Paper 2013 Poetry Contest: Second Place By Jeremy Chase-Israel 11/27/2013
Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

Feature: Why is homeless policy so disconnected from the daily struggle of people trying to find a place to stay? By Edward Ericson Jr. 11/13/2013
Hot Grease

Hot Grease

Feature: The high-powered hunt is on for slippery thieves who steal restaurants’ used cooking oil By Van Smith 11/6/2013
The Ghosts of World War II

The Ghosts of World War II

Feature: Baltimore writer Wil Hylton goes deep to solve a decades-old mystery By Baynard Woods 10/30/2013
Vanished: An excerpt

Vanished: An excerpt

Feature: The sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II By Wil S. Hylton 10/30/2013
Big Beer

Big Beer

Feature: Inside Baltimore’s burgeoning craft beer scene, worts and all By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
Union Craft Brewing

Union Craft Brewing

Feature: “One of our big goals is to kind of show Baltimore how proud we are of [it]” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
The Brewer’s Art

The Brewer’s Art

Feature: “The birth of the craziness of the beers we like to do had its roots in the Belgian beer scene.” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas Beer

Feature: “The character of Baltimore beer drinkers has changed, in some ways; and in some ways, it’s absolutely the goddamn same,” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
Oliver Breweries

Oliver Breweries

Feature: “The brewers, the owners, they’re doing it for a reason and that reason is not just money.” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
DuClaw Brewing Company

DuClaw Brewing Company

Feature: “We don’t want to grow too fast, but we always want to be at capacity, whatever we do,” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
Peabody Heights Brewery

Peabody Heights Brewery

Feature: There is a “new craft movement.” “And I think I will be proud to say later, ‘I was part of that.’” By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
What’s brewin’ at Baltimore Beer Week

What’s brewin’ at Baltimore Beer Week

Feature: Baltimore Beer Tap Takeover, This Beer’s Cooking, No Hops! Gruit Ale Competition, and more By Jenn Ladd 10/16/2013
Justice Delayed

Justice Delayed

Feature: Terrible police work sent a man to prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Was it incompetence or something else? By Edward Ericson Jr. 10/2/2013
Is That a Story in Your Pocket?

Is That a Story in Your Pocket?

Feature: Justin Sirois sets up a digital hall of mirrors with a book about an app and an app about the book By Baynard Woods 9/25/2013
Bards in a Car

Bards in a Car

Feature: Furniture Press Books takes poetry to the brewery and on the road By Bret McCabe 9/25/2013
Paranoia and Power

Paranoia and Power

Feature: Local author’s book follows up on the paranoid style in American politics By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/25/2013
A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

Feature: Thomas Pynchon returns with what may be the definitive post-9/11 New York novel By Raymond Cummings 9/25/2013
Guide to the Baltimore Book Festival

Guide to the Baltimore Book Festival

Feature: We here at Baltimore’s Most Well-Read Alternative Weekly love the Baltimore Book Festival. 9/25/2013
Birth of the Out

Birth of the Out

Feature: An improvisational history of the origin of Baltimore as a hotbed for avant-garde music By Baynard Woods 9/11/2013
College Guide

College Guide

Feature: Advice from the City Paper interns 8/21/2013
The Campus Bubble

The Campus Bubble

Feature: Getting out By Emily Glickman, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
MTA and UMBC

MTA and UMBC

Feature: How to get around By Nailah Henry, UMBC, Class of 2014 8/21/2013
Free Speech  on a Catholic Campus

Free Speech on a Catholic Campus

Feature: The loose cannons of Christendom By Michael McGurk, Loyola University Class of 2015 8/21/2013
Get Outside

Get Outside

Feature: Wait, broomball? By Jenna McLaughlin, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
Going Fratting

Going Fratting

Feature: If you can’t keep your wits about you, then get a beer By Tory Haltermann, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
So You’re Gonna Be a Doctor, Right?

So You’re Gonna Be a Doctor, Right?

Feature: There’s a lot more to Hopkins than future doctors taking organic chemistry and crying themselves to sleep over MCAT prep By Jenna McLaughlin, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
Volunteer, Explore, and Eat

Volunteer, Explore, and Eat

Feature: Get a group of your friends and go live By Courtney Morgan, Morgan State University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
Places to Study

Places to Study

Feature: Just because you are a MICA student doesn’t mean you’ll get to spend all your time in the studio. You’ll still have to cram and you’ll still need coffee. By Rebecca Scott Lord, MICA Class of 2014 8/21/2013
A Greyhound’s Tell-All,  No-Holds-Barred Guide to  the Bars of Loyola

A Greyhound’s Tell-All, No-Holds-Barred Guide to the Bars of Loyola

Feature: Loyola’s a bar school By Peter Hadjokas, Loyola University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
Sleeping with the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy

Feature: How to Survive Your Roommate By Sydney Rende, University of Maryland, College Park, Class of 2014 8/21/2013
WTF is HOP

WTF is HOP

Feature: Here’s a primer By Tory Haltermann, Johns Hopkins University Class of 2014 8/21/2013
The City that Hacks

The City that Hacks

Feature: A guide to Baltimore’s emerging maker culture By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/14/2013
What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love, and BronyCon?

What’s so funny ‘bout peace, love, and BronyCon?

Feature: Deep inside the perfectly normal world of grown men who love My Little Pony By Kate Drabinski 8/7/2013
Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business

Feature: With their new record, J. Roddy Walston and the Business’ stock just might soar By Baynard Woods 7/31/2013
Wild Pitch

Wild Pitch

Feature: Camden Yards DJ sneaks in gems by the Smiths, Translator, and the Jesus and Mary Chain By Brandon Weigel 7/31/2013
A$AP ANT infiltrates Harlem

A$AP ANT infiltrates Harlem

Feature: Local MC does Mobtown proud as the only local in A$AP Rocky’s Harlem-based A$AP Mob By Lawrence Burney 7/31/2013
Raindeer Games

Raindeer Games

Feature: Charlie Hughes has a beguiling, eccentric pop album; now he needs to play well with others By Michael Shank 7/31/2013
The Economy of Scales

The Economy of Scales

Feature: A Baltimore lab aims to take the science of growing clean, healthy salt-water fish to the global marketplace By Van Smith 7/24/2013
Holy Heretics

Holy Heretics

Feature: Inside a renegade Catholic community, where women are priests and minds are open By Deborah Rudacille 6/26/2013
Pride Guide

Pride Guide

Feature: Friday 14 Twilight on the Terrace. Join the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) for a garden party fundraiser. 6/12/2013
You May Now Kiss the Brides

You May Now Kiss the Brides

Feature: Even as other battles loom, the LGBT community stops to celebrate marriage equality at Pride 2013 By Kate Drabinski 6/12/2013
State of the Queer Arts

State of the Queer Arts

Feature: Snapshots of a diverse, DIY scene that crosses borders but stays rooted in Charm City By Michael Farley 6/12/2013
Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer: Summer in Baltimore is a sensory explosion, from the scent of Old Bay-smothered steamed crabs and the taste of marshmallow-topped chocolate snoballs to the smell of Ocean City salt water mixed with sunscreen and the vision of fireflies. 5/15/2013
How to Throw a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil!

How to Throw a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil!

Sizzlin’ Summer: Ordering 1. Figure out how many people you have attending. I usually do this by selling tickets for $25 each via Paypal. 2. Once you know how many people will be attending, you can figure out how many pounds of crawfish you need to order. The suggested a By Ben Claassen III 5/15/2013
Fishing with Lefty

Fishing with Lefty

Sizzlin’ Summer: Maryland’s foremost celebrity angler is still at it, hooking the most stubborn prey, and trying to ensure that there will be fish left for his grandkids to catch By Michelle Gienow 5/15/2013
How To Make Infused Liquors

How To Make Infused Liquors

Sizzlin’ Summer: I like to think I know my booze. That’s too diplomatic: I know my booze but I also might be kind of a pretentious douche when discussing the subject. By Henry Hong 5/15/2013
How to Make a Pickup Pool

How to Make a Pickup Pool

Sizzlin’ Summer: It’s super-hot,your AC’s not cutting it, and you think to yourself: My pickup’s parked in front of the cellar door, just inside of which is a hose. Also in the cellar is that Slip ’N Slide you bought used for $5. By Van Smith 5/15/2013
Ain’t the Beer Cold

Ain’t the Beer Cold

Sizzlin’ Summer: The endless quest for baltimore’s coldest draft beer brought to you by the City Paper I-Team™ 5/15/2013
Camping Close to Home

Camping Close to Home

Sizzlin’ Summer: Eight places to sleep outdoors within a 90-minute drive from Baltimore By Van Smith 5/15/2013
Poseidon’s Metro Desk

Poseidon’s Metro Desk

Sizzlin’ Summer: Reflections on covering Ocean City, 30 years later By Rafael Alvarez 5/15/2013
Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

Sizzlin’ Summer: It’s more than just eating outside By Henry Hong 5/15/2013
Marketable Skills

Marketable Skills

Sizzlin’ Summer: Getting the most out of the farmers market By John Houser III 5/15/2013
When Wood Could

When Wood Could

Sizzlin’ Summer: Antique and Classic Boats Are a-Callin’ By Edward Ericson Jr. 5/15/2013
Aquageddon

Aquageddon

Feature: A disappearing island shows what rising sea levels mean for the Chesapeake Bay By Van Smith 4/17/2013
Love on the Block

Love on the Block

Feature: A tale of heartbreak and hustle in 1979 Baltimore By Michael Gonzales 4/10/2013
Next Year is Here

Next Year is Here

Feature: Looking back, forward, and sideways at the O’s chances By Charlie Vascellaro 4/3/2013
250 Years of Cheap Eats:

250 Years of Cheap Eats:

Feature: A celebration of and complete guide to Baltimore City Public Markets 3/6/2013
Avenue Market

Avenue Market

Feature: An outpost along the western frontier of North Avenue that fulfills the role traditional public markets were invented to serve: food for the citizenry. By Michelle Gienow 3/6/2013
Cross Street Market

Cross Street Market

Feature: A great place to spend a hazy weekday afternoon perched on a stool eating a half-a-dozen oysters and a 32-oz. beer. By Michelle Gienow 3/6/2013
Lexington Market

Lexington Market

Feature: A humble farmers market in the 18th century to transformed into the regional gourmet epicenter in the 19th, and finally to the largest, most famous, and only privately run municipal market in Baltimore. By Henry Hong 3/6/2013
Northeast Market

Northeast Market

Feature: This most recently established of the municipal markets serves both Hopkins employees and area residents. By Henry Hong 3/6/2013
Hollins Market

Hollins Market

Feature: For those seeking some history to go with their market fare, Hollins Market is 16 years shy of its bicentennial and, thus, the city’s oldest existing market. By Van Smith 3/6/2013
Gentlemen, Charge Your Batteries

Gentlemen, Charge Your Batteries

Feature: Amped-up motorcycles and cars have credibility on the drag strip By Edward Ericson Jr. 2/27/2013
Easy Riders

Easy Riders

Feature: The Mufflers live for the open road By Van Smith 2/27/2013
Built for Speed

Built for Speed

Feature: Mud hops, MOPAR, and Me Maw’s blue Nova By J.M. Giordano 2/27/2013
Too Rich

Too Rich

Feature: Alleged cocaine trafficking Mastermind Richie Rich isn’t going down without a fight By Van Smith 2/20/2013
The Sex Issue

The Sex Issue

Feature: Love seems awful treacly at this time of year, given all of the Hallmark-card and Kay Jewelers insistence upon it. 2/13/2013
Free Love

Free Love

Feature: 2013's Reader Valentines 2/13/2013
G Marks the Spot

G Marks the Spot

Feature: Sugar’s Jacq Jones talks about teaching sexuality from the perspective of pleasure By Baynard Woods 2/13/2013
“It used to be a skill, now it’s a pill”

“It used to be a skill, now it’s a pill”

Feature: A male porn star from Dundalk talks about sex, politics, and rock ’n’ roll By Baynard Woods 2/13/2013
Baltimore’s Sex All-Stars

Baltimore’s Sex All-Stars

Feature: From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Gertrude Stein, and John Waters 2/13/2013
Real-Life Embarassing Sex Stories

Real-Life Embarassing Sex Stories

Feature: Submitted by City Paper readers 2/13/2013
Porn in the USA

Porn in the USA

Feature: The right to give the world its kink has long been exercised—and defended—from an old Baltimore warehouse By Van Smith 2/13/2013
Ravens Embrace Their Ugly Ways

Ravens Embrace Their Ugly Ways

Feature: “It’s never pretty, it’s never perfect. But it is us.” By Charles Cohen 2/6/2013
An Ode to Baltimore

An Ode to Baltimore

Feature: SF Weekly editor Brandon Reynolds graciously settles his bet with City Paper 2/6/2013
Stay Warm... Drink Whiskey

Stay Warm... Drink Whiskey

Feature: City Paper provides you with all the tools you’ll need 1/23/2013
Rye Shills

Rye Shills

Feature: A Short History of City Paper's Long Obsession with Pikesville Rye By Van Smith 1/23/2013
Know Your Bartender

Know Your Bartender

Feature: Jason Miller, L.J. Berube, Roman Kuzmiw,James Skelly, and Norman Greenspun 1/23/2013
Rye Near Wye?

Rye Near Wye?

Feature: Local vodka maker Sloop Betty looks to go brown By Brennen Jensen 1/23/2013
Show Me the Way to the Next Whiskey Bar

Show Me the Way to the Next Whiskey Bar

Feature: Or at least the closest joint that serves whiskey—it’s cold! 1/23/2013
Whiskey 101

Whiskey 101

Feature: From Irish and Canadian to single malt and blended, we’ve got all the education you’ll ever need 1/23/2013
Everyman a King

Everyman a King

Feature: With move to the west side, the accomplished local theater is a pretender no more By Geoffrey Himes 1/16/2013
Winning Ugly

Winning Ugly

Feature: The Ravens keep winning while looking bad, just like the city they come from. By Charles Cohen 1/9/2013

Poetry Third Place: Sunday

Feature: City Paper’s 13th Annual Poetry Contest By Kyle Eichmann 12/19/2012

Poetry Second Place: So Far Child

Feature: City Paper’s 13th Annual Poetry Contest By Lydia Rich 12/19/2012

Poetry First Place: Marie’s Dance

Feature: City Paper’s 13th Annual Poetry Contest By Angie Cochrun 12/19/2012
Fiction Third Place: So Much Closer and Far More Brilliant

Fiction Third Place: So Much Closer and Far More Brilliant

Feature: City Paper’s 14th Annual Fiction Contest By Jody Costa 12/19/2012
Fiction Second Place: The Plagiarist

Fiction Second Place: The Plagiarist

Feature: City Paper’s 14th Annual Fiction Contest By F.P. Gamber 12/19/2012
Fiction First Place: CHAOS

Fiction First Place: CHAOS

Feature: City Paper’s 14th Annual Fiction Contest By C.C. Vail 12/19/2012
Write Now

Write Now

Feature: The winners of City Paper’s 14th annual short-fiction and 13th annual poetry contests 12/19/2012
2012 Top Ten Most Intriguing Local Stories

2012 Top Ten Most Intriguing Local Stories

Feature: Marriage Equality, Oriole fever, Stormy weather, Reality reporting, Audits, and more 12/12/2012
2012 Top 10 Films

2012 Top 10 Films

Feature: Also featuring: Jed Dietz and Eric Allen Hatch’s Top 10 Films 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten in Home Video

2012 Top Ten in Home Video

Feature: Margaret, Heaven’s Gate, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Weekend, Alps, and more By Lee Gardner 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Albums

2012 Top Ten Albums

Feature: Frank Ocean, Swans, Dan Deacon, The Coup, Kendrick Lamar, and more 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Local Albums

2012 Top Ten Local Albums

Feature: Dan Deacon, Beach House, Lower Dens, Horse Lords, Rye Rye, and more 12/12/2012

2012 Top Ten Releases by Genre

Feature: Top Ten Indie-Rock, Hip-Hop, Experimental and Avant-Garde, Heavy, Dance , Club , Jazz and Blues, and Country and Folk 12/12/2012

2012 Top Ten Shows

Feature: Kevin O’Meara and Jeremy Hyman, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Horse Lords, The Solar Solipsis, Phoebe Jean, and more By Dan Deacon 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Fiction Books

2012 Top Ten Fiction Books

Feature: Also featuring: Atomic Books’ Top Ten Bestsellers of 2012 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Non-Fiction Books

2012 Top Ten Non-Fiction Books

Feature: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, We Learn Nothing, All We Know, Zona, How Music Works, and more 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Art Shows

2012 Top Ten Art Shows

Feature: Also featuring: Gary Kachadourian’s Top Ten Art Shows 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten Stage

2012 Top Ten Stage

Feature: Also featuring: Top Ten Performances 12/12/2012
2012 Top Ten New Restaurants

2012 Top Ten New Restaurants

Feature: Also featuring: 2012 Top Twelve Wines 12/12/2012
Baltimore’s Baddest Brain

Baltimore’s Baddest Brain

Feature: How the city helped heal H.R. and reunite the legendary Bad Brains to make their best album in decades By Baynard Woods 11/28/2012
Larry Scott’s Baltimore

Larry Scott’s Baltimore

Feature: Five years after the artist’s death, an acolyte recalls the universe he created By Michael Gonzales 11/7/2012
Point of Departure

Point of Departure

Feature: Imagining a new future for Sparrows Point By Edward Ericson Jr. 10/17/2012
The View from Section 8

The View from Section 8

Feature: Long-suffering fans rejoice as Orioles reconnect with their winning past By Charlie Vascellaro 10/10/2012
Holy War

Holy War

Feature: Inside the Crusade to Kill Maryland’s New Marriage-Equality Law By Van Smith 10/3/2012
Nate Silver: <em>The Signal and the Noise</em>

Nate Silver: The Signal and the Noise

Books: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don’t By Raymond Cummings 9/26/2012
Now Read This

Now Read This

Feature: Your guide to the juiciest parts of the Baltimore Book Festival 9/26/2012
Fatal Narrative

Fatal Narrative

Feature: Filmmaker Errol Morris re-examines the case of the Green Beret doctor accused of killing his family By Baynard Woods 9/26/2012
Health Care Deform

Health Care Deform

Feature: Author details everything hospitals don’t want you to know By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/26/2012
True Crime

True Crime

Feature: Baltimore police sergeant brings his real-life tales to crime fiction By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/26/2012
Raising Cain

Raising Cain

Feature: Crime novelist Ariel S. Winter explores James M. Cain’s Baltimore By Ariel S. Winter 9/26/2012
Minding Her Own Business

Minding Her Own Business

Feature: Deborah Quasney is sane enough to take care of herself—why is someone else controlling her finances? By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/11/2012
Sex Trade

Sex Trade

Feature: Exploring the lives of transgender women on the street By Baynard Woods 9/5/2012

Not In My Backyard

Feature: Impact of sex trade on Charles St. residents By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/5/2012
Street Soldier

Street Soldier

Feature: Ex-marine brings his skills to the west Baltimore drug trade By Matt Kelley 7/25/2012
Dan Deacon’s America

Dan Deacon’s America

Feature: The godfather of Baltimore’s arts renaissance goes national By Evan Serpick 7/18/2012
Animal Farm

Animal Farm

Feature: Animal Collective hole up in a barn to create their sweaty new album By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012
Say Yes

Say Yes

Feature: Yeasayer, set to release new album, declares pride in Maryland roots By Baynard Woods 7/18/2012
State of the Art

State of the Art

Feature: Six finalists vie for Baltimore’s top art award, the Sondheim Prize 7/11/2012
The Other Occupiers

The Other Occupiers

Feature: Immigrants and indigents hide in plain sight in South Baltimore shantytown By Baynard Woods 7/4/2012
Memoir of a Black Punk

Memoir of a Black Punk

Feature: The only time I ever considered suicide was when, unexpectedly, mom informed me and baby bro Carlos that we were moving from Harlem to Baltimore. By Michael A. Gonzales 6/27/2012
“A Great Rock ‘n Roll Bar”

“A Great Rock ‘n Roll Bar”

Feature: Timeline of Baltimore punk By Evan Serpick 6/27/2012
Planet Rock

Planet Rock

Feature: Rare Transit of Venus brings cosmic energy to diehard sky-watchers By Laura Dattaro 6/20/2012
Guide to Seeing Stars in Charm City

Guide to Seeing Stars in Charm City

Feature: Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory Maryland Science Center 601 Light St., (410) 685-2370, mdsci.org Open House: Friday evenings from 7-10 p.m.; call (410) 545-2999 after 5 p.m. to find out if the observatory is open that night. Logistic By Laura Dattaro 6/20/2012
Pussy Power

Pussy Power

Feature: An oral history of the Charm City Kitty Club’s first 10 years By Michelle Gienow 6/13/2012
Pride Guide

Pride Guide

Feature: Wednesday 13 Transgender Issues Working Group. Focusing on the perspectives and input of the transgender community and its supporters, the Equality Maryland team discusses the advancement of transgender issues, education, and legislation in our communit 6/13/2012
Perils of a Honfest Photographer

Perils of a Honfest Photographer

Feature: I did not notice the giant, violent drunken man, with three other large men, focusing on me. By Frank Klein 6/13/2012
Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon

Feature: A 500-year-old bronze relic may be at the bottom of a Dundalk marina—or maybe not By Edward Ericson Jr. 6/6/2012
The Weird One

The Weird One

Feature: How an oddball recluse came to co-host one of the most popular radio shows in Baltimore By Jim Meyer 5/30/2012
Straight Outta Accra

Straight Outta Accra

Feature: West Africa looms large in Baltimore heroin-trafficking cases By Van Smith 5/23/2012
Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer: City Paper’s homage to the season when it’s so hot and humid your legs to stick to the chair 5/16/2012
Wall To Wall

Wall To Wall

Feature: Murals by street artists from around the world now occupy Station North By Andrea Appleton 5/9/2012
Lower Dens

Lower Dens

Feature: Baltimore’s latest indie-rock hopefuls made the most of their big break and it almost broke them By Brandon Weigel 4/25/2012
The Bike Issue

The Bike Issue

Feature: There was an interesting time in Baltimore where it seemed like city government was ahead of bicyclists in the city. Not in the sense of there being awesome smooth roads and tons of cycling improvements and polite drivers and understanding cops, but in the By Michael Byrne 4/18/2012
Opening Sprint

Opening Sprint

Feature: New local cycling advocacy group Bikemore comes off the starting line fighting By Michael Byrne 4/18/2012
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Feature: By Michael Byrne 4/18/2012
How To Not Try This At Home: 12’ Clock Wheelie

How To Not Try This At Home: 12’ Clock Wheelie

Feature: Find a wide open area suitable for falling down a lot By Michael Byrne 4/18/2012
Breaking Away

Breaking Away

Feature: The Baltimore superhumans that manage to race bicycles while leading actual normal lives on the side By Bret McCabe 4/18/2012
Sneaker Freaks

Sneaker Freaks

Feature: A whole different kind of shoe fetish steps out at the Baltimore Sneaker Show By Edward Ericson Jr. 4/11/2012
Mom and Pop

Mom and Pop

Feature: Up and down (and up and down) with Baltimore County internet-porn pioneers Jen and Dave By Baynard Woods 4/4/2012
What Is an Alt-Weekly?

What Is an Alt-Weekly?

Feature: We’ve been trying to figure that out for 35 years By Lee Gardner 3/28/2012
Cover Story

Cover Story

Feature: Judging City Paper and life in Baltimore by 35 years’ worth of each By Lee Gardner 3/28/2012
Murder Mark

Murder Mark

Feature: The torchbearer for club music’s new generation is just getting started By Michael Byrne 3/21/2012
Keeping Secrets

Keeping Secrets

Feature: Two women say a Fells Point barkeep raped them for years. The judge sent him back to his bar By Edward Ericson Jr. 3/14/2012
Never Mind the Crab Cakes

Never Mind the Crab Cakes

Feature: Here’s the Cheese Fish and other seafood delicacies Baltimore really eats By Henry Hong 3/7/2012

Henry’s Coddies and Fried Fish

Feature: Fry up your very own fresh coddies or fish at home By Henry Hong 3/7/2012
Fish Commonly Available for Frying

Fish Commonly Available for Frying

Feature: Catfish, Cod, Flounder, Trout, Perch, Hake, and more By Henry Hong 3/7/2012
Places To Catch Fish In Your Mouth

Places To Catch Fish In Your Mouth

Feature: Breezy Point Seafood, The Crab Pot, Jackpot Seafood, and many more By Henry Hong 3/7/2012
Seafood Glossary

Seafood Glossary

Feature: Your comprehensive study guide to Baltimore seafood By Henry Hong 3/7/2012
Eat Russia With Love

Eat Russia With Love

Feature: Pickles, dumpling, and other adventures in learning about the food of the other Motherland By Lee Gardner 3/7/2012
On The Bottle

On The Bottle

Feature: Baltimore’s antique bottle collectors covet the milk, ink, and beer of yesteryear By Andrea Appleton 2/29/2012
It’s Not Over

It’s Not Over

Feature: Marriage equality finally passed in Maryland. Now the real battle begins By Laura Laing 2/29/2012
<em>Seen & Heard: Maryland’s Civil Rights Era in Photographs and Oral Histories</em>

Seen & Heard: Maryland’s Civil Rights Era in Photographs and Oral Histories

Feature: An exhibition and panel discussion celebrate a gold mine of local civil rights history By Andrea Appleton 2/22/2012
Helena Hicks

Helena Hicks

Feature: A participant in the Read’s Drug Store sit-in talks about changing history on the spur of the moment By Andrea Appleton 2/22/2012
Out of Reach

Out of Reach

Feature: The Black Guerrilla Family gang aimed to show a way out of the criminal lifestyle—until its criminal activities brought it down By Van Smith 2/15/2012
Contributing Photographer: Ben Cricchi

Contributing Photographer: Ben Cricchi

Feature: An occasional showcase of recent work from City Paper freelancers 2/15/2012
Free Love

Free Love

Feature: Our annual reader valentines 2/8/2012
Vermin Supreme

Vermin Supreme

Feature: For 25 years, anarchist, “psy-ops clown,” and former Baltimore club promoter Vermin Supreme has occupied the narrowing gap between the candidates and the cops. By Edward Ericson Jr. 2/1/2012
Baltimore Guerrilla Suspension Crew

Baltimore Guerrilla Suspension Crew

Feature: A love story By Baynard Woods 1/25/2012
An Inside Look at Baltimore\'s Cash-For-Gold Business

An Inside Look at Baltimore's Cash-For-Gold Business

Feature: It's a Gold Rush as the prices on gold skyrocket. By Baynard Woods 1/18/2012
Dennis Haney, The Wizard of Rosedale

Dennis Haney, The Wizard of Rosedale

Feature: One of the country’s most respected magicians quietly holds court in a Baltimore County industrial park. By Jim Meyer 1/11/2012
The Final Number

The Final Number

Feature: With the Iraq War over, we can stop adding up the casualties and start adding up the cost. By Lee Gardner 1/4/2012
Theadora Van Runkle

Theadora Van Runkle

Feature: To Die For By Andrea Appleton 12/28/2011
John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Feature: Brain in a Box By Laura Dattaro 12/28/2011
Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch

Feature: It Don’t Bother Me By Lee Gardner 12/28/2011
Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Robinson

Feature: Yes, Y’All By Lee Gardner 12/28/2011
Michael S. Hart

Michael S. Hart

Feature: E-Reader By Edward Ericson Jr. 12/28/2011
Robert Ettinger

Robert Ettinger

Feature: Deep Freeze By Laura Dattaro 12/28/2011
Owsley Stanley

Owsley Stanley

Feature: Get Along, Kid Charlemagne By Edward Ericson Jr. 12/28/2011
Bernard Nathanson

Bernard Nathanson

Feature: Passion Player By Edward Ericson Jr. 12/28/2011
Tura Satana

Tura Satana

Feature: The Sharpest Claws By Lee Gardner 12/28/2011
People Who Died

People Who Died

Feature: Our annual homage to the late, little-known shapers of our world By Lee Gardner 12/28/2011
City Paper 2011 Top 10

City Paper 2011 Top 10

Feature: Art, Books, Film, Home Video, Intertubes, Music, Local Music, News, Stage, and Television 12/14/2011
Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Feature: The Baltimore-born director celebrates the 30th anniversary of Diner with a hometown screening—and a conversation about his career apart from Baltimoriana By Lee Gardner 12/7/2011
Barry Levinson Sleepers

Barry Levinson Sleepers

Feature: Some local film folks go to bat for their (non-Baltimore) Barry Levinson favorites 12/7/2011
MICA Students Create An On-the-Spot Portrait of Occupy Baltimore

MICA Students Create An On-the-Spot Portrait of Occupy Baltimore

Feature: A new MICA course called Visual Journalism requires students to take their drawing materials out into the city By Lee Gardner 11/16/2011
James O’Shea

James O’Shea

Feature: The former Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times editor talks about the “deal from hell,” Tribune Company’s bankruptcy, and journalism’s scramble for footing on the internet By Edward Ericson Jr. 11/9/2011
If This Is a General Election, Then These Are Endorsements

If This Is a General Election, Then These Are Endorsements

Feature: City Paper trots out its coverage of the various races. By Lee Gardner 11/2/2011
Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens aim to make Baltimore’s general election matter

Republicans, Libertarians, and Greens aim to make Baltimore’s general election matter

Feature: Only Democrats have served as mayor since 1967, and only Democrats have sat on City Council for nearly 70 years. By Van Smith 10/26/2011
Double Dagger Last Show

Double Dagger Last Show

Feature: Free DIY poster! Print and assemble! 10/19/2011

Occupy Baltimore makes up a movement as it goes along

Feature: Calls for the end of corporate personhood, the repeal of the Patriot Act, and a laundry list of other causes animate the crowd. By Edward Ericson Jr. 10/12/2011
Ale Blazer

Ale Blazer

Feature: Hugh Sisson brought the brewpub to Baltimore. Then he really learned about the beer business By Jenn Ladd 10/5/2011
Best guess . . .

Best guess . . .

Feature: 2011 Best of Baltimore: Intro 9/21/2011
EXHAUSTED Photographs From the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix

EXHAUSTED Photographs From the 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix

Feature: Photos by Sam Holden, Frank Klein, Michael Northrup, Rarah, and Josh Sisk By Joe Macloed 9/14/2011
Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Feature: Bill Doyle believes that Saudi Arabia bankrolled the Sept. 11 attacks, and despite U.S. government opposition, he hopes to prove it By Jeff Gore 9/7/2011
Ten Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

Feature: Everyone remembers where they were. We asked readers and contributors to share their stories 9/7/2011

Vote on Sept. 13

Feature: Primary election endorsements By Lee Gardner 9/7/2011
Front-Running

Front-Running

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has the office and the cash, but lacks her rivals’ ambitious plans for change By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/31/2011
The Baltimore Grand Prix promises civic riches

The Baltimore Grand Prix promises civic riches

Feature: . . . but who are these guys, anyway? By Edward Ericson Jr. 8/17/2011
Dateline: Online

Dateline: Online

Feature: A guide to Baltimore’s online news ecology By Michael Byrne 8/3/2011
Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

Feature: NASA manned space flight may be grounded, but Maryland space science is preparing for lift off By Laura Dattaro 7/20/2011
Barking Mad

Barking Mad

Feature: A group of former volunteers says the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter has gone to the dogs By Andrea Appleton 6/29/2011
Bocce Brawl

Bocce Brawl

Feature: A Little Italy bocce feud winds up in court By Van Smith 6/22/2011
Transgender Gap

Transgender Gap

Feature: Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances By Andrea Appleton 6/15/2011
Hardly Working

Hardly Working

Feature: America’s disability-benefits system is exploding, complicated, ripe for exploitation, almost broke, and all some people have By Edward Ericson Jr. 6/1/2011

Saint or Sinner?

Feature: William Donald Schaefer’s unexamined legacy in Baltimore and beyond By Edward Ericson Jr. 5/11/2011
Prison Prose

Prison Prose

Feature: A lifer explains his life By Michael Corbin 4/27/2011
Lifer Lessons

Lifer Lessons

Feature: Marshall “Eddie” Conway talks about prison life By Van Smith 4/27/2011
No Excuse

No Excuse

Feature: Cop killer’s treatise doesn’t add up By Edward Ericson Jr. 4/27/2011
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Feature: Baltimore makes slow progress as a cycling town By Michael Byrne 4/20/2011
Two Wheels Good?

Two Wheels Good?

Feature: The case for —and against—bike share in Baltimore By Michael Byrne 4/20/2011
Returning Champion

Returning Champion

Feature: “Gravity goddess” Marla Streb is pulled back to Baltimore By Van Smith 4/20/2011

Where the Bike Lanes End

Feature: A Baltimore field guide By Michael Byrne 4/20/2011
Let Us Count The Ways

Let Us Count The Ways

Feature: Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy By David Cay Johnston 4/13/2011
Points of View

Points of View

Art: Sixty-six artists, 243 photos, and the innumerable stories suggested by the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 By Bret McCabe 4/6/2011
Homes of Contention

Homes of Contention

Feature: So where do the city’s elected officials live, again? By Edward Ericson Jr. and Van Smith 3/30/2011
According to Plan

According to Plan

Feature: If Otis Rolley’s bright ideas are enough to get him elected mayor, are they enough to fix the city? By Edward Ericson Jr. 3/16/2011
Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts

Feature: Food trucks roll out in Baltimore By Andrea Appleton 3/2/2011
Corner Cartel

Corner Cartel

Feature: A federal trial shows how Mexican cartel drugs get to Baltimore street corners By Van Smith 2/23/2011
Right to Life

Right to Life

Feature: Twenty years on, Maryland death-metal veteran Dying Fetus is still in it to win it By Lee Gardner 2/16/2011

Free Love

Feature: Our annual reader valentines 2/9/2011
Ms. HON-derstood?

Ms. HON-derstood?

Feature: Denise Whiting has a PR problem. Here's why By Edward Ericson Jr. 2/2/2011
Pressed for Time

Pressed for Time

Feature: Baltimore's Globe Poster Company holds decades of music and printing history--and it's on the verge of being lost By Lee Gardner 1/26/2011
Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

Feature: The Eyes Have It By Lee Gardner 12/29/2010
Jill Johnston

Jill Johnston

Feature: In Her Own Write By Bret McCabe 12/29/2010
Van Snowden

Van Snowden

Feature: Puppetmaster By Lee Gardner 12/29/2010
Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot

Feature: Mind-Blowing Sets By Michael Byrne 12/29/2010
Marion Brown

Marion Brown

Feature: The Beautiful One By Bret McCabe 12/29/2010
S. Neil Fujita

S. Neil Fujita

Feature: By the Cover By Lee Gardner 12/29/2010
Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt

Feature: Vamp By Andrea Appleton 12/29/2010
Rammellzee

Rammellzee

Feature: The Future By Bret McCabe 12/29/2010
People Who Died

People Who Died

Feature: Our annual salute to the undersung lives we lost 12/29/2010
<em>Andy Warhol: The Last Decade</em>

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Feature: Searching for the hidden depths in the deeply superficial By Bret McCabe 12/22/2010
Do You Know This Man?

Do You Know This Man?

Feature: Gregg Bernstein will soon be Baltimore's state's attorney. Get to know him By Van Smith 12/15/2010
Union Busted

Union Busted

Feature: Ex-cons, and some current ones, find a home in troubled Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association By Van Smith 11/24/2010
Waiting for the Plan

Waiting for the Plan

Feature: As more money flows into drug treatment centers and the number of addicts rises, Baltimore can't determine which programs actually work By Edward Ericson Jr. 11/10/2010
General Election Endorsements

General Election Endorsements

Feature: Yes, we must, and so must you By Lee Gardner 10/27/2010
The Pie Slicers

The Pie Slicers

Feature: As Ehrlich and O’Malley run for office again, here’s a look at which state budget pie slices grew and shrank the most By Edward Ericson Jr. and Van Smith 10/20/2010
The Bolesta Letter

The Bolesta Letter

Feature: Before passing away on Aug. 19, former Baltimore Police Col. Joseph Robert "Bob" Bolesta Jr. wrote a letter addressing some of the arguments Hal Riedl explored in an early draft of his story on repeat offender Will Featherstone By City Paper 10/12/2010
Freeing Willie

Freeing Willie

Feature: Willie Featherstone is a sexual predator, but he keeps getting out of prison. A former law clerk and corrections employee wonders why By Hal Riedl 10/13/2010
Welcome to the Machine

Welcome to the Machine

Feature: City Paper sent Mr. Wrong and $100 to Maryland's first casino--only Mr. Wrong came back By Joe MacLeod 10/6/2010
"We Are Not In the Housing Business"

"We Are Not In the Housing Business"

Feature: Baltimore's recovering addicts need a clean, affordable, safe place to live. Somebody's making money on it--but don't ask who, or how By Edward Ericson Jr. 9/29/2010
Pick a Winner

Pick a Winner

Feature: City Paper's endorsements for the 2010 primary election By Lee Gardner and Bret McCabe 9/8/2010
A Fan\'s Film

A Fan's Film

Feature: Baltimore's Michael Dougherty writes and directs a movie inspired by Joss Whedon's Serenity By Kurt Anthony Krug 9/1/2010
The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Campaign Beat: Most Incumbents Are Sitting Predictably Pretty in Baltimore’s Legislative District Races By Van Smith 8/18/2010
Nowhere to Go

Nowhere to Go

Feature: Baltimore's homeless youth make do in a city that doesn't know they're there By Andrea Appleton 8/11/2010

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