Issue 28: The Accidental Warrior
Baltimorean Matthew VanDyke didn't plan to be a motorcycling, freedom-fighting, filmmaking activist (and prisoner) in the Arab world, it just kinda happened
Published: July 10, 2013
In this week's thrilling cover story, Van Smith follows Matthew VanDyke's unexpected journey from Calvert school in Baltimore to the civil war in Libya--where he was imprisoned for six months, got out, and started fighting with the rebels again.
In Mobtown Beat, Brandon Soderberg looks into the racial implications of a raid at the Broom Factory and the Nose laments the sorry state of Baltimore's arsonists.
In City Folk, Rafael Alvarez profiles Emmanual Nicolaidis, a Greek-American woodworker with the soul of a poet.
In the arts, Baynard Woods is disappointed to find that half of the finalists for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, which is billed as "Baltimore's most prestigious art award," are from D.C., Cara Ober discovers curatorial restraint in School 33's biennial, and Bret McCabe talks to a group who hope to help humanize the homeless with a night of monologues.
In film Jenn Ladd reviews <em>Lost at Sea</em> and <em>The Way, Way Back</em>, and, in music, Al Shipley ducks for cover with Tate Kobang, while Strum und Twang tells us what's up with folk and country.