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Windjammer Fest in Photos

It was the perfect night for one of the best festivals Baltimore has seen in a long time. Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Beach House, and more sold out the Pier Six Pavillion. Read about the epic show here. 

  • Thinking about the ugly baby Jesuses at the Walters Art Museum

    Thinking about the ugly baby Jesuses at the Walters Art Museum

    Newborn babies are not cute. Anyone who thinks otherwise is either a new parent blinded by affection for their larvae-person, or they're just kidding themselves. So in a sense, the grotesque renderings of the infant Christ in many of the paintings at the Walters Art Museum are more realistic, albeit...

  • Maryland's Booming Booze-a-Palooza

    Maryland's Booming Booze-a-Palooza

    Real, honest-to-god Maryland rye at last! Pleasant nose, rich mouthfeel, corny sweetness interwoven with crisp rye notes, and a finish as smooth as the Baltimore Beltway the day it opened in 1962.

  • Hot Fudge Wednesdays: The Thing of It

    Hot Fudge Wednesdays: The Thing of It

    I probably won't live to see this because of all the bug spray I've accidentally consumed, but there are many things I pray for my great-great-grandspawn. Some day, the good people of earth will proceed on electric highways unmolested by futurecops, because all correctional facilities have been...

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  • The Resnickssance: Exploring the Wham City and Adult Swim connection

    The Resnickssance: Exploring the Wham City and Adult Swim connection

    With less than a month before the shoot of their next video, the members of AB Video Solutions are keeping a long list in their Old Goucher office of everything they need to take care of before filming begins.

  • Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell can be found sitting on his grandmother's step penning prose and pondering the perplex nature of black life in America. His recent poem 'The Baltimore Bullet Train,' a cinematic spoken-word video posted to YouTube, addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, black leadership, violence,...

  • Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Gaze north along the 500 block of Howard Street, and pause to absorb a beleaguered building you may have passed a hundred times without a second thought. Bruised and mottled by decades of weather, exhaust, and disuse—not to mention at least one fire—it may not be obvious that 508 N. Howard was...

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  • Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 222 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 222 murders this year

    The murder-per-day pace continues. A 93-year-old grandmother was grazed in a triple shooting. Police announced a lot more gun arrests and stated that they are being more diligent in pursuing the policy of sending cases to federal court, where penalties are steeper and sentencing totals more honest,...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 216 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 216 murders this year

    Police saw one of their own charged this week for an on-duty shooting. They arrested a slew of others on gun charges and attempted-murder charges, plus two homicide suspects. And the carnage continued, with eight more confirmed homicides amid a continuing wave of shootings. Police are also paying...

  • The Mail: 8/26-9/2

    The Mail: 8/26-9/2

    Remembering Neely Snyder

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