On The Threshold Of Greatness

New schools CEO Gregory Thornton offers his vision for public education

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

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...  more...

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Local noisy rock outfits Dope Body and Roomrunner both have new releases out—an LP, "Lifer,"...  more...

The long road back to Baltimore after living amid Liberia's Ebola outbreak
Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

Baltimore's narcotics history dates back to bringing opium to China

With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-...  more...

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

New Regulations Encourage Rush To Judgment On Impounded Dogs

New Regulations Encourage Rush To Judgment On Impounded Dogs

Tyrone Staten says he watched, helpless, as two pit bulls ripped his daughter’s Shih Tzu...

Tears of a Clown: Starbuck has lived a long life as a Baltimore entertainer

Tears of a Clown: Starbuck has lived a long life as a Baltimore entertainer

Starbuck the clown whistles as the Inner Harbor crowds pass by. Today, he is dressed, seasonally,...

Murder Ink

Murder Ink

After a hellish week with seven murders plus two previous deaths added to the list, Baltimore saw only one new homicide...

The Mail: Silo Points

The Mail: Silo Points

I totally agree that there is a silo within Baltimore—and Kalima’s final paragraph is a good summation on a way to solve it (&...

Huffing and Puffing

Huffing and Puffing

A bill to restrict the use of vapor products, often called “electronic cigarettes”...

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,...

'St. Vincent' is a very Bill Murray movie starring Bill Murray

'St. Vincent' is a very Bill Murray movie starring Bill Murray

Bill Murray is overrated, and it’s not anybody’s fault. It doesn’t mean Bill Murray is bad or anything,...

Gamer's Grammar: Why You Should Care About Gamergate

Gamer's Grammar: Why You Should Care About Gamergate

It’s been a particularly troubling few months for women within the online social circles I...

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Chill Harder: An in-depth conversation between Dope Body and Roomrunner

Local noisy rock outfits Dope Body and Roomrunner both have new releases out—an LP, "Lifer,"...

Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet

Blue Notes: Todd Marcus, Ralph Peterson, and the Rufus Reid Quintet

- Todd Marcus’ new album, “Blues for Tahrir,” was inspired by the recent upheavals in Egypt: not...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Mixology, an annual multi-night event celebrating dance and electronic music that kicked...

The Short List

The Short List

WEDNESDAY: Chicago-based bassist and composer Matt Ullery leads a quartet at An die Musik...

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...

Hip-Hop Saints?

Joyce J. Scott's show skewers the malignancy of self-righteous narcissism

Longer than it is wide, bell-shaped at one end, anchored by two ovoids at the other--yep, that's a peen. On display. In the art exhibition....

Unbelonging

Lease Agreement show explores effects of conflict in Gaza

“Full Bleed” 

Paradise Garden

AVAM's annual show presents big gains for the museum

When I visited the Prado Museum in Madrid last year, I walked countless hallways filled with child-...

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...

Rogue's Tail

Rogue's Tail

When Robert Marbury pulls a squirrel’s skin out of his bag, the fur has something of a...

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...

Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'

Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'

If there was ever a way to start an Egyptian-themed rock opera, tripping out on sheets of papyrus is close to the top. And thanks to the...

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...

Chickpea-Flour Flatbread

Chickpea-Flour Flatbread

I tend to develop crushes on ingredients. Sweet potatoes, kale, coconut milk, avocados, and chicken...

Queen of the East

Queen of the East

As recently as two years ago, satisfying your craving for authentic Ethiopian food required a...

Arugula Salad with Bresaola and Manchego

Arugula Salad with Bresaola and Manchego

In what feels like an instant, summer has passed and we find ourselves squarely in the midst of fall. The onset of...

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...

Field Tripping: Getting Historic

I have one of those sweet day jobs where I don’t generally have to be...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The driest place on the planet is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile....

Savage Love: Rings & Things

Savage Love: Rings & Things

I’m a 20-something married trans guy in an openish marriage. In the online hunt for a guy to have some aboveboard, under-the-...

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