Welcome to the Best of Baltimore 2014!

Welcome to the Best of Baltimore 2014!

Here at Baltimore's Best Alternative Weekly, we often use our Best of Baltimore issues to mark the passage of time. Last year, as we were...  more...

Best of Baltimore Living 2014
Best of News and Media 2014
Best of Goods and Services 2014
Best of Dining 2014
Best of Nightlife 2014
Best of Arts and Entertainment 2014
The Mail 9/17/14

The Mail 9/17/14

Best Reason we should invite you to the  City Paper Best of Baltimore Party, as submitted in our online...

Murder Ink 9/17/14

Murder Ink 9/17/14

Murders

Mencken's Music

Mencken's Music

H. L. Mencken was a lifelong musician. In his preface to “Happy Days,” he writes that he spent half a century...

More Mencken

More Mencken

As a student, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers was intending to write a master’s thesis on the poetry of T. S. Eliot, when...

Hold Onto Your Precious Bodily Fluids

Hold Onto Your Precious Bodily Fluids

Stanley Kubrick didn’t just make movies, he pursued visions. He never cared much for accommodating Hollywood stars;...

The Daft and the Spurious

The Daft and the Spurious

The Trip to Italy

The Short List 9/17/14

The Short List 9/17/14

WEDNESDAY: Club K presents a bill of local experimental musicians including

The Short List 9/10/14

WEDNESDAY: Andy Bopp (formerly of Love Nut) plays the Sidebar with

Debussy Riot

Fun (well, not-so-fun) fact: Out of the 68 Pulitzer Prizes for Music that have been awarded since the prize’s...

Not Alone

Not Alone

Emma Sulkowicz started her senior year at Columbia University last week with some extra baggage that her peers were bound...

High Concept

High Concept

“I actually paint on a treadmill,” the man wearing a paint-spattered suit and tie says,...

Dead Men Riding Shotgun

Local Writer Drives Into The City's Possible Future On A Summer Road Trip

This is what rolled with me as I logged nearly 4,000 miles--Baltimore to the Great Lakes to Maine and back home to Crabtown--in a Toyota...

Bad Lands

Bad Lands: Like Its Hero, Haruki Murakami's New Novel Is Mired In Colorless Ambiguity

Two college friends, Tsukuru and Haida, listen to `Le mal du pays (Homesickness),¿ the eighth piece of Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage,"...

Arcade Games Saved My Life

Arcade Games Saved My Life: Michael Kimball's "Galaga"

Just a few pages into Michael Kimball's "Galaga" (Boss Fight Books), an exploration of the 1981 coin-op arcade game (it's the one where you'...

Stuff White People Like to Write About

Baltimore Author Jess Row Imagines Racial Reassignment Surgery In "Your Face In Mine"

To be white and write about race is to fail at writing about race. That is the best you can do. This should embolden contemporary white...

Drama Drama

Everyman's New Play Takes On A Broadway Production Of Kafka

A union-mandated understudy for a big Broadway show does somewhat resemble the protagonist of a Franz Kafka novel. You rehearse for a role...

Baltimore's Globe

Baltimore's Globe: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Brings The Bard Downtown--and Moves Indoors

In 2012, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was looking for a new home. It had outgrown its Howard County venues and founder and...

We Gave Peace A Chance

Baltimore Playwrights Festival Offers Timely Exploration Of The Lost Opportunity Of The 2000 Camp David Summit

The Camp David summit in the summer of 2000 has become a major talking point in the never-ending debate about the conflict between Israel...

H.L. Mencken On Brewing A Drinkable Home Brew

H.L. Mencken On Brewing A Drinkable Home Brew

I was taught to brew by Harry Rickel, of Detroit. He was a lawyer but his people had been in the malting business for...

Persian Paradise

Persian Paradise

When I lived in Chicago in the ’90s, Friday nights after class would often find me at my favorite tavern, The...

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

As summer begins to wind down and the nights start to get cooler, I find myself already feeling wistful for easy summer...

Free Will Astrology 9/17/14

ARIES (March 21-April 19): These horoscopes I write for you aren’t primarily meant to predict...

Savage Love 9/17/14

Savage Love 9/17/14

Get It Together

Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper

Best of Baltimore is the Best, of Baltimore, and it's Next Week Right Here in City Paper

Hey Baltimore, next week is my fave-rave time of the year, the Best episode of Baltimore’s Best Alternative Weekly,...

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