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Boss Hög: Larry Hogan has Baltimore right where he wants it

Larry Hogan gave two press conferences during the week of June 22. At the first, on June 22, Hogan bravely announced that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer. Standing beside his wife, children, and grandchild, he acknowledged that the cancer was “very aggressive...

  • No Bueno: Canton's La Tolteca suffers from a serious lacks of spices and flavor

    No Bueno: Canton's La Tolteca suffers from a serious lacks of spices and flavor

    I was raised on the best inauthentic Mexican cuisine that Howard County had to offer. Birthday dinners were hosted at La Fiesta, a small restaurant located in the Columbia suburbs that’s owned by an Indian family (“Originally, I was Indian. Now I’m an American who eats—all the time, even at home—Mexican...

  • A skillful production of psychological drama 'The Pillow Book' from Cohesion and Strand

    A skillful production of psychological drama 'The Pillow Book' from Cohesion and Strand

    There’s an inevitable competition between Baltimore’s small theater companies as they scramble for limited dollars and audiences. But there’s also a natural sense of camaraderie as the region’s actors, directors, and designers circulate through many of the theaters, making friends along the way.

  • Mr. Wrong: Keep Dixon former

    Mr. Wrong: Keep Dixon former

    Hey Baltimore, I think pretty much everybody is in agreeance right now that current Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is not looking too good for re-election as Mayor, and I’m not saying that because of all the bad stuff that’s been going on in this city, because the bad stuff has been...

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Five lessons from a year of local listening

Last year, for the Big Music Issue, we had a big idea. We were going to detail the way that all of the scenes overlapped here by creating some great taxonomy of local music and pointing out the people who acted as nodes to connect them. It was an insanely complicated and daunting task and then...

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'Rampage,' a gritty witty Rambo rip-off from Turkey

The 1986 reggae oddity ‘Call Me Rambo’ is full of dubby percussion and the sounds of automatic weapon fire and features a vocalist, Ackie, who hums, mumbles, and croons about “The F.B.I. and the K.G.B.” and lyrically reframes the character made famous by Sylvester Stallone into a criminalistic...More

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ParityFest brings underproduced plays by women playwrights to Baltimore

Women are underrepresented and underpaid in virtually every sector of the arts. Art created predominantly by white men continues to fill museums and galleries, while films with male directors, producers, and lead roles continue to dominate box offices and award shows. The case is no different for...

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