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Issue 40: Holy War

In "Holy War," this week's feature story, Van Smith investigates the crusade to kill Maryland's new marriage-equality law

Photo: AP Photo/Chris Gardner, lower left: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, right: Jon Williams/City Paper Street Team, License: N/A

AP Photo/Chris Gardner, lower left: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, right: Jon Williams/City Paper Street Team


In "Holy War," this week's feature story, Van Smith investigates the crusade to kill Maryland's new marriage-equality law and explores the religious arguments on both sides of the issue.

In City Folk, Baynard Woods profiles Kevin I. Slaughter, an independent publisher, free-thinker, and collector of old porn.

In Mobtown Beat, we have a terrifying story about the murder of a drug-dealing stripper on the Block, and an uplifting tale of kids using street art to speak to their community, as well as short pieces on a speed-camera review and an update on the Load of Fun building.

In the Arts, Baynard Woods details the long gestation of the brilliantly bombastic 1814! The 1812 Rock Opera, Andrea Appleton reviews My Heart is an Idiot, Geoffrey Himes reviews Center Stage's Enemy of the People, and profiles the Baltimore Jazz Education Project. Also in music, Al Shipley interviews Dismemberment Plan in advance of this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest. In film, Erin Gleeson has a fascinating talk with cartoonist cum filmmaker Marjane Satrapi and reviews Liberal Arts.

We have a new and improved food section, Eats and Drinks, where Martha Thomas reviews Adam's Eve, and scoops out a big dish of restaurant news in Comings and Goings. Max Robinson looks at college bars in the City that Drinks and Gabi Moskowitz is back with Brokeass Gourmet.

In sports, Ed Schrader's Sports Beat is back following the Birds as they scratch their way into the playoffs.

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