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Issue 30: The Economy of Scales

Photo: Christopher Myers, License: N/A

Christopher Myers

Gilthead sea bream from the Aquaculture Research Center

In this issue, Van Smith's fascinating feature details the efforts of a Baltimore lab to take the science of growing clean, healthy salt-water fish to the global marketplace. In Mobtown Beat, Edward Ericson Jr. investigates the hardship exemption for the so-called "rain tax" and Van Smith looks into new charges against Sherman Kemp, of "Stop Fucking Snitching" fame, while, in City Folk, Jenna McLaughlin profiles Tim Barnett, the founder of the Baltimore Bike Party. Plus, Murder Ink and the Baltimore City Power Rankings

In the Arts, Josh Sisk reviews Hard Art, DC '79, a book of photographs of the early days of punk in Washington D.C., and Marisa Hill Dunn reviews Topsy, a book that traces the overlapping paths of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, and a circus elephant. Baynard Woods profiles "Important Comics" author and Wham City artist Dina Kelberman while Bret McCabe finds the spirit of the 1990s still alive in Mike Apicella's Baltimore County and tells us what's up with the avant garde in Booed Music. In film, Jenn Ladd sees echoes of recent events in Fruitvale Station and we ride the wave with Creative Alliances surf and skate film festival.

In Eats and Drinks, Martha Thomas swoons over the re-opened Chesapeake, Jenn Ladd hangs with Sen. Ben Cardin at Heavy Seas Brewery and gets down with the Wild Dog food truck.

In the columns, Mr. Wrong puzzles over the future of Harbor Point and teak-wood ice cream scoops; Spitballin' laments the loss of a father figure who taught him it is OK to love baseball while letting your freak flag fly; and Charm City Porn Star clones his cock.

As always, use the Baltimore Weekly to help plan your week.

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