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Issue 11: The Money Pit

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Claremont High School

In this issue of City Paper, Edward Ericson's cover story takes a long look at TransForm Baltimore, the city's plan to rebuild the schools--but is it doomed before it even starts?

In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith examines the U.S. Marshall service's plan to take over a hip sneaker company--while the owners await a drug smuggling conspiracy trial. Also: The Nose goes gambling at Maryland Live!

Michelle Gienow's City Folk goes beyond the show-biz at Charm City Cakes to profile Mary Alice Yesko.

In the arts, Dean Bartoli Smith gets elegiac with Shirley Brewer's book of poems about a brutal Charles Village Murder, and Michael Farley ponders the nature of communication and identity in the digital age at Gallery CA's Stranger Self. Baynard Woods looks at some of the art in the bars and cafes of Station North, reads Jamie Quatro's sexy and terrifying new collection, and profiles Mr. Moccasin's bi-lingual singer who found herself brought to America as a child to escape a genocide. Also in music, Michael Shank's Rock Since the Bee Gees tells us what's up with indie rock and Lee Gardner listens to What the Brothers Sang. In Film, Jenn Ladd talks to the star of Stoker and Lee Garnder watches Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow--a film about artist Anselm Kiefer.

In Eats and Drinks, John Houser III sets sail with the Admiral's Cup, Martha Thomas dishes on Comings and Goings, and Jenn Ladd tries the Chartreuse at Idle Hour. In our columns, Brian Morton's Political Animal sees the city's pandering to Ticketmaster as the last straw and Jim Meyer has a blast with Baltimore Blast. See why pot gets high on the Baltimore City Power Ranking's list of all things Baltimore and as always, use Baltimore Weekly to plan Your Week.

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