Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day

Educate yourself on the monsters running for office this election day

All 373,171 registered voters in Baltimore City are free to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 general elections—if they...  more...

Ballot Questions

Ballot Questions

Along with the usual (and unusual) candidates, voters will be asked to decide how much money to...  more...

Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

It’s important that I see Ian Schlakman’s office, because it’s apparently a...  more...

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Lafayette Gilchrist Harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go and jazz, on 'Go-Go Suite'

Lafayette Gilchrist harnesses the dance-floor solidarity of go-go & jazz

Add ethnomusicologist to Lafayette Gilchrist’s résumé. The Washington, D.C....  more...

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

I am totally one of those super-ADD people who doesn’t own a TV but can’t stop...  more...

Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the...

Anatomy of a car stop: Baltimore police explain their position to city council public safety committee

Anatomy of a car stop: Baltimore police explain their position to city council public safety committee

More Baltimore police should handcuff suspects temporarily for the officers’ safety. Police...

Murder Ink

Murder Ink

Police tallied three murders last week, two of which happened within two blocks of each other in the normally quiet...

Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them

Bob Lienhardt will tell you some of the best stories you've ever heard--as long as he can remember them

Bob Lienhardt sits on a bench in Mount Vernon, painting watercolor landscapes. The 83-year-old dons...

On The Threshold Of Greatness

On The Threshold Of Greatness

Days before Dr. Gregory Thornton started his new job as CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools in...

"Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't

"Dear White People": The film every white person should see but won't

In many black homes, parents give their children “The Talk.” It covers everything...

Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

Clicking and Streaming: "The Sacrament" and "Starred Up"

The Sacrament

Allegory of the Cave: '20,000 Days on Earth' Spends 24 hours with Nick Cave

Allegory of the Cave: '20,000 Days on Earth' Spends 24 hours with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, like Narcissus or Miley Cyrus, is a myth. But he’s a myth who thinks about myths,...

Conflicts of Interest: Casting shadows in a cave

Conflicts of Interest: Casting shadows in a cave

Beats skittered off the black, cave-like walls.

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

I am totally one of those super-ADD people who doesn’t own a TV but can’t stop...

Creative Scene-Making

On the very same day our State of the Arts issue came out,...

Hip-Hop Saints?

Hip-Hop Saints?

“Can’t we all just get along?.” By Joyce J. Scott

"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...

Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes

Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes

When it comes to clothes, I’ve always been pretty girly. But when I was a sports copy...

Immortal Beloved

Erstwhile Poet Laureate Rita Dove performs "Sonata Mulattica" with classical violinist

When Rita Dove comes to Howard Community College next Wednesday, the former U.S. Poet Laureate will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua...

Peter Bruun's Autumn Leaves series reaches across ages and backgrounds to share knowledge about the meaning of life

Peter Bruun's Autumn Leaves series reaches across ages and backgrounds to share knowledge about the meaning of life

A few weeks ago in our State of the Arts issue, City Paper launched a conversation about the...

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

Zombies are everywhere. Of course, we¿re not actually being overrun by the living dead, but by their representation. ¿The Walking Dead¿ is...

Annex Theater invites you to a night of humanity at its worst while savoring food at its best--you know, the norm--with "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover"

Annex Theater invites you to a night of humanity at its worst while savoring food at its best--you know, the norm--with "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover"

Rjyan Kidwell took my fork. I was planning to continue using it. Sure, the former City Paper...

Exploring the DIY side of cheap ramen noodles

Exploring the DIY side of cheap ramen noodles

On the heels of a national craze for authentic curly noodles, real-deal ramen has been on the...

Poblano Mexican Grill offers up a Mount Vernon alternative to Chipotle

Poblano Mexican Grill offers up a Mount Vernon alternative to Chipotle

There is a specter haunting Mount Vernon, the specter of Chipotle. The chain is one of the few places in the neighborhood...

Baltimore Beer Baron: Meet the Beer Baroness of Canton

City Paper is Baltimore’s Booziest Alternative Weekly, so instead of writing about the usual suspects—bar...

Pho-King Great: Saigon Today fills an Asian-cuisine void in Canton

Pho-King Great: Saigon Today fills an Asian-cuisine void in Canton

Wandering into corner bars in Canton often means a night of burgers and beers, with or without a...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you live in Gaza, you don’t have easy access to Kentucky...

Savage Love: Inanimate Objections

Savage Love: Inanimate Objections

My son is 15 going on 16, and he’s been experimenting with masturbation. At...

Mr. Wrong: Thanks to Mexico, I'm More Tolerant of Adult Halloween This Year

Mr. Wrong: Thanks to Mexico, I'm More Tolerant of Adult Halloween This Year

Usually I am just a li’l bit irritated with Halloween, specifically in terms of how I Believe it is mainly for...

You Need to Learn to Relax or the Stress Will Fucking Kill You Before the Thing That is Supposed to Kill You Gets the Chance

You Need to Learn to Relax or the Stress Will Fucking Kill You Before the Thing That is Supposed to Kill You Gets the Chance

I am just a squirrel out there trying to get a nut, and, in the manner of the noble and industrious...

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