City Paper's 2014 Top 10 Issue
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Pot decriminalization brings sharp drop in arrests in Baltimore City

Pot decriminalization brings sharp drop in arrests in Baltimore City

On Oct. 1, the Maryland law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana went into...  more...

Victims of a 'unique' Baltimore parking problem fight the law, and the law wins

Victims of a "unique" parking problem fight the law, and the law wins

Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (14th District) thinks it might take an act of Congress to adjust...  more...

The Mail: War Protester

The Mail: War Protester

As I sit here in my cell at the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, reading the City Paper articles about protestors who are upset...

Murder Ink 12/17/14

Murder Ink 12/17/14

It was a quiet week on the homicide front, with only one murder recorded even as 10 people were shot non-fatally, including...

This is What Democracy Looks Like: A new generation of activists emerges from the turmoil of the Ferguson and New York grand-jury decisions

This is What Democracy Looks Like: A new generation of activists emerges from the turmoil of the Ferguson and New York grand-jury decisions

When the protestors took a step back, the police stepped forward. It was 24...

'The Eric Andre Show,' Adult Swim's absurdist, punk-rock talk show, is unlike anything else on television

'The Eric Andre Show,' Adult Swim's absurdist, punk-rock talk show, is unlike anything else on television

Over the past decade, Adult Swim’s brand of weird has become somewhat predictable. The...

Ridley Scott's baffling, biblical epic, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Ridley Scott's baffling, biblical epic, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Presumably, the creative itch to bring back the bygone era of sword-and-sandal epics comes about...

Clicking and Streaming: 'We Are The Best'

Clicking and Streaming: 'We Are The Best'

Socialist-Feminist-Christian filmmaker Lukas Moodysson fuels his work with a histrionic, teenaged immediacy that makes...

Meet DJ Dizzy, viral ambassador for Baltimore club

Meet DJ Dizzy, viral ambassador for Baltimore club

Daishon Murrell, cool, calm, and collected with a smile that stretches from ear to ear, strolls...

Map Ref. 39° N 76° W Dec. 10: The homogenization of the indie rock year-end list

The calendar has barely turned to December and already the first of the year-end albums lists has...

The Short List: Animal Collective, Smokey Robinson, Disappearing Ink, more

The Short List: Animal Collective, Smokey Robinson, Disappearing Ink, more

WEDNESDAY: Chevelle headlines 98 Rock’s Not So Silent Night holiday concert at Rams Head...

The Short List: Boister, Friends Records Anniversary Party, Microkingdom, and more

WEDNESDAY: City Paper’s own Baynard Woods and his band Barnyard Sharks bring their...

Terence Hannum tells us we're all gonna die using dead media

Terence Hannum tells us we're all gonna die using dead media

Like the brutal, beautiful drone he creates as a solo musician and as a member of the only doom...

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

I was already half-drunk by the time I met filmmaker

After more than a decade, Jeffrey Kent closes SubBasement Studios

After more than a decade, Jeffrey Kent closes SubBasement Studios

In paint-splattered, brown work boots, clean black jeans, and a black Andy Warhol T-shirt (neatly...

'The Future for Curious People' is the print equivalent of a shitty rom com

'The Future for Curious People' is the print equivalent of a shitty rom com

Gregory Sherl’s debut novel “The Future for Curious People” had promise of...

Thomas Stanley's new book 'The Execution of Sun Ra' blasts off with free jazz philosopher

Thomas Stanley's new book 'The Execution of Sun Ra' blasts off with free jazz philosopher

I’ve been pondering the words “It’s after the end of the world, don’t you...

Elissa Washuta's 'My Body is a Book of Rules' joins the ranks of memoirs racing towards misery and redemption

Elissa Washuta's 'My Body is a Book of Rules' joins the ranks of memoirs racing towards misery and redemption

Contemporary memoirists seem to be in competition to see who’s been through the worst shit,...

The thrills and meta-plot of 'Deathtrap' at Everyman have not aged well

The thrills and meta-plot of 'Deathtrap' at Everyman have not aged well

O “Deathtrap,” where is thy sting?

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Just before intermission in his one-man show, “The Odyssey,” Charlie Bethel stands...

Alice in Hampden-land: Glass Mind Theatre debuts 'Welcome to the White Room,' an impressive surrealist one-act

Alice in Hampden-land: Glass Mind Theatre debuts 'Welcome to the White Room,' an impressive surrealist one-act

At the beginning of “Welcome to the White Room,” we are introduced to three of the...

Bookmakers Cocktail Club provides a classier dining option in Federal Hill

Bookmakers Cocktail Club provides a classier dining option in Federal Hill

Bookmakers Cocktail Club (31 E. Cross St., [443] 438-4039, ...

Ocean City boardwalk favorite Fractured Prune comes to Towson

Ocean City boardwalk favorite Fractured Prune comes to Towson

When word first got out that the Ocean City boardwalk favorite, Fractured Prune Doughnuts, was bringing a location to Towson, our first...

In Season: Massaged Kale Salad

In Season: Massaged Kale Salad

A healthy salad can be a welcome respite from the holiday meals, cookies, booze, and general indulgences of the holidays....

The Blue Pit BBQ does it right

The Blue Pit BBQ does it right

Evidently, Jefferson 25-year rye tastes like “an old shoe.” At least that’s...

Mr. Wrong: It's the Most Top 10 Time of the Year

Mr. Wrong: It's the Most Top 10 Time of the Year

This iteration of the Mr. Wrong column is one of my fave-rave-favorites of the...

Hot Fudge Wednesdays: Top Tent List

Hot Fudge Wednesdays: Top Tent List

Nothing says winter magic like the moment the 2015 tent catalogs appear! 2014 models are on sale,...

Field Tripping: Christmas Overload

I’m not really much for Christmas. I mean, I’m not one of those...

Savage Love: At the Neptune

Savage Love: At the Neptune

We just did a live taping of the Savage Lovecast at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre. Audience...

Free Will Astrology 12/17/14

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Too much happiness can make you unhappy,” reported...

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