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Issue 45: Larry Scott's Baltimore

In this week's jam-packed issue, we have an art-filled feature about the late great Baltimore artist Larry Scott, who died five years ago this month.

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Gonzales, License: N/A

Courtesy of Michael Gonzales

India ink drawing by Larry Scott

In this week's jam-packed issue, we have an art-filled feature about the late great Baltimore artist Larry Scott, who died five years ago this month. Michael Gonzales did a series of extensive interviews that have never before been published and the story sheds a fascinating light on a great Baltimore character, and our art scenes past and present.

Speaking of legends who have passed on, Rafael Alvarez profiles Alexander Martick, the brother of Morris, the beloved and eccentric restaurateur who died in 2001, and, as it happens, the younger Martick is just as fascinating as his older brother.

Mobtown Beat features a Wells Fargo whistleblower who claims the bank is trying to foreclose on her house in retribution, and a story about a proposal to ease the restrictions for people who have formerly engaged in recreational drug use to have city jobs. We also have hurricane Sandy by the numbers, and a load of legal updates on the Dan McIntosh pot trail; the stripper murder trial; and the Dragon's Den "bath salts trial."

In the Arts, Lee Gardner previews Chris Forsyths rescoring of the legendary Rolling Stones' film Cocksucker Blues; Rebecca Messner previews the Charm City Fringe Fest; Chloe Helton-Gallagher reviews the new show at Guest Spot's new location, dubbed the REINSTITUTE. In music Baynard Woods looks at how the Unregistered Nurse Fest managed to get Moss Icon and Sick Weapons to reunite for this weekend's gig, Al Shipley tells us what's up with electronic music, and Evan Serpick talks with Deerhoof. In film, Jenn Ladd reviews The Sessions, a frank film about sex surrogacy, and Lee Gardner takes a look at Beyond the Black Rainbow.

Eats and Drinks offers up a full plate with John Houser III's review of Verde, Clinton McSherry's Juice column, Brokeass Gourmet's delicious sweet potato recipe, and the Cheap Eats at Waterstone Grill.

In Spitballin' Jim Meyer digs deep into the Ravens' playbook. Don't forget to check the Baltimore City Power Rankings to see who is up and who is down this week, and use Your Week, the Short List, and our whole Weekly calendar to plan the next seven days.

And be on the lookout for next week's Holiday Gift Guide!

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