Do Androids Read Electric Books?

2014 Big Books Issue

If you’re a careful reader of this paper, you may have looked at the cover and thought...  more...

Occupy the Past

Bill Barry's book shows the relevance of the Baltimore Railroad Strike

William Barry was a union organizer for over 20 years. Then, in his words, he “went bad&...  more...

Bad Guys Finish First

Chuck Klosterman Looks At Villainy In The Modern Age

In his 2013 book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined),”...  more...

X Files

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

The story begins with a hole in the ground. But not just a hole, of course. It resembles one of...  more...

Body Politic

Melissa Gira Grant talks about the economics and politics of sex work

Melissa Gira Grant’s debut book “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso) isn’t merely a...  more...

Beyond Coffee

Mount Vernon's Dooby's provides hit after hit on its new dinner menu

When talking to friends about having dinner at Dooby’s (802 N. Charles St., [410] 702-5144,...  more...

The Mail 9/24/14

The Mail 9/24/14

Mencken Unmasked

Murder Ink 9/24/14

Murder Ink 9/24/14

Murders

The Counselor

The Counselor

Maryland criminal-defense attorney Kenneth Ravenell has been called the “MVP” of the...

Put $4.5 Billion In Your Pipe

Put $4.5 Billion In Your Pipe

The City Council Sept. 22 passed a bill that would more than double the borrowing limit of the...

Now What?

Now What?

Hellion

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;...

All The E Street Punks

All The E Street Punks

The Shindig Music Festival, which returns to Baltimore for its second go-round Saturday, takes a...

Rap Sheet 9/24/14

Rap Sheet 9/24/14

Go Shed Your Past

Go Shed Your Past

Celebration’s dreamy ‘Walk On,’ a track from its new “Albumin” (Bella...

Hot Wheels

The Freddy Gallery Bars Its Windows, Courts New York, Hosts Show Of Miniatures

A caravan of miniature automobiles sets the scene: A white van, a box truck, and a cop car hang...

Do The Limbo

Transmodern Comes Back Bigger Than Ever And Tackles The Underworld With Experimental Performances

At dusk on the autumnal Equinox, Valeska Populoh watches as two African-American men wearing...

Not Alone

Force: Upsetting Rape Culture Brings Its Monument Quilt Back To Baltimore As Part Of A National Tour

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

Do Androids Read Electric Books?

2014 Big Books Issue

If you’re a careful reader of this paper, you may have looked at the cover and thought...

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'...

Odd Couple

Performance Workshop Theatre mixes intimacy and awkwardness

Small theaters may not be good for battle scenes or chorus lines, but they can't be beat when it comes to intimate bedroom encounters. The...

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...

Hooch

Hooch

Looking for low-end liquor? Consider Kentucky Gentleman bourbon—$6.99 a fifth, or $12.99 by...

Beyond Coffee

Beyond Coffee

When talking to friends about having dinner at Dooby’s (802 N. Charles St., [410] 702-5144,...

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...

Free Will Astrology 9/24/14

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s no secret. The wealthy 1 percent of the population has been...

Savage Love 9/24/14

Savage Love 9/24/14

Making a Move

Star Spangling

I feel like I’ve been star-spangled celebrating since I arrived in Baltimore three years ago....

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