2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping is a miserable experience, made worse by maddening Christmas music and the presence of other shoppers. With City Paper's 2014...  more...

Whose Poop?: A new project measures sewage and dog waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater

New project measures waste entering the Jones Falls from stormwater

A slight scent of detergent is in the air as Alice Volpitta, Water Quality Manager for the clean-...  more...

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

This weekend, Teddy Douglas, one-half of the bigger-than-Baltimore house-music production crew the Basement Boys (its...  more...

At a once-dive-bar location, Bar Liquorice elevates casual fare

At a once-dive-bar location, Bar Liquorice elevates casual fare

We are not ones to usually start our dinner with a bowl full of sweetness. But on a recent visit to...  more...

Cory Doctorow's "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free" presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction

Cory Doctorow presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction

In his new book “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age,”...  more...

Prestigious new gallery RandallScottProjects kicks off inaugural show with safe,
but solid, work

RandallScottProjects gallery kicks off inaugural show

Like intersecting beams of multicolored light on a stage, James Busby’s...  more...

Murder Ink

Murder Ink

Baltimore seems to have enjoyed its first murder-free weekend since mid-October, but three people were killed in the week...

The Mail

The Mail

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Dance Dance Revolution: Alex Albaig and her husband Niss live to dance

Dance Dance Revolution: Alex Albaig and her husband Niss live to dance

The elevator opens up to a spacious room where club-goers are mingling by the bar in their high-...

'Interstellar' is a tripping-balls space epic that has as much heart as cinematic vision

'Interstellar' is a tripping-balls space epic that has as much heart as cinematic vision

The Earth is dying. This message is reinforced in every terrestrial scene in Christopher Nolan&...

"Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

"Whiplash" is like "Black Swan" with more hot jazz drumming

Hey, remember the major motion picture “Black Swan”? If you enjoyed that movie as a Psychological Drama, or...

Daft Punk's "Interstella" is a break from sci-fi self-seriousness

Daft Punk's "Interstella" is a break from sci-fi self-seriousness

If Christoper Nolan’s transition from master of dorm room woah bro darkness to super-sentimental-stoner-Spielberg...

Clicking and Streaming: "Los Angeles Plays Itself"

Clicking and Streaming: "Los Angeles Plays Itself"

If you’ve spent a lifetime watching movies, you probably think you know something about Los Angeles—after all,...

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

Basement Boy and house hero Teddy Douglas' career in 10 tracks

This weekend, Teddy Douglas, one-half of the bigger-than-Baltimore house-music production crew the Basement Boys (its...

Street favorite Kevin Gates shares the stage with pop rapper B.o.B

Street favorite Kevin Gates shares the stage with pop rapper B.o.B

The growing chasm between mainstream rap and street rap is evident in the contrasting career arcs...

The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more

The Short List: Dillon Francis, Jonathan Richman, Say Anything, more

WEDNESDAY: ’90s alt-rock flash-in-the-pan Sponge plays at Fishhead Cantina. Veteran...

Prestigious new gallery RandallScottProjects kicks off inaugural show with safe,
but solid, work

Prestigious new gallery RandallScottProjects kicks off inaugural show with safe, but solid, work

Like intersecting beams of multicolored light on a stage, James Busby’s...

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

At the same time that I was reading Cory Doctorow’...

Kimberly Sheridan has dedicated her life to bringing victims of gun violence to light through portraits

Kimberly Sheridan has dedicated her life to bringing victims of gun violence to light through portraits

In one way, the front room of Kimberly Sheridan’s Pigtown home is almost empty. There is a...

Cory Doctorow's "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free" presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction

Cory Doctorow's "Information Doesn't Want To Be Free" presents his most dystopian sci-fi yet and it's nonfiction

In his new book “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age,”...

John Dermot Woods' "The Baltimore Atrocities" details human depravity in a fictionalized Baltimore

John Dermot Woods' "The Baltimore Atrocities" details human depravity in a fictionalized Baltimore

Senior year of high school. Lunch. Two hot dogs and a bag of Wise potato chips on the table in...

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

When Tre’Quan, a student of mine, threw hands at a student in the cafeteria of the repurposed...

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

The tattered corpse of a Victorian love seat hangs from the ceiling. Hardback books line the walls,...

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

There’s a big surprise buried in “Next to Normal,” now at Center Stage, but I...

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Are you among the billions of humans who enjoy the simple ability to make one another feel good using nothing but our bodies, yet live in...

At a once-dive-bar location, Bar Liquorice elevates casual fare

At a once-dive-bar location, Bar Liquorice elevates casual fare

We are not ones to usually start our dinner with a bowl full of sweetness. But on a recent visit to...

Vaporizer Round-up: Launch box, lolite, Puffit, and Pax

Vaporizer Round-up: Launch box, lolite, Puffit, and Pax

Vaporizers have revolutionized the world of the weed smoker. They not only make pot healthier (no combustion) and tastier...

Hooch: Expanding our gin knowledge

Hooch: Expanding our gin knowledge

Forget everything you think you know about gin. OK, maybe you don’t have to go that far....

Delicious Liquid Snot: Learning to cook with oysters

Delicious Liquid Snot: Learning to cook with oysters

Some people are deeply grossed out by oysters. “Like living snot—who&...

Savage Love: Sticking Points

Savage Love: Sticking Points

Sticking Points

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Someone on Reddit.com posed the question, “What have you always...

Field Tripping: Costco Saturdays

Leave it to capitalism to make shopping a holiday. I mean, really—we’re almost at...

Mr. Wrong: Thanksgivingfullness will never have a finale

Mr. Wrong: Thanksgivingfullness will never have a finale

Hey turkeys, next week is my absolute fave-rave Holiday of the entire Calendar, to wit:...

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