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Profile, Poetry, and Prose from Writers in Baltimore Schools

A view of our city through profiles, poetry, and prose from Writers in Baltimore Schools A view of our city through profiles, poetry, and prose from Writers in Baltimore Schools (J.M. Giordano/City Paper) This year, Lisa Snowden-McCray and I attended two days of Writers in Baltimore Schools’ Summer...

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  • Murder Ink: 12 murders this week, 242 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 12 murders this week, 242 murders this year

    A week after the mayor and police commissioner said violence reductions would not come quickly, 12 people were killed in Baltimore City, including seven over the Labor Day holiday weekend. There was one double homicide and 15 non-fatal shootings in the eight days since Aug. 25. One of the murdered...

  • Murder Ink 8/23: 7 murders this week; 225 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/23: 7 murders this week; 225 murders this year

    Another week, another seven murders, although one of the victims counted in this week's column was stabbed last September and died in March. There was also a mass shooting Monday in the Park Circle neighborhood which left three people injured and one man dead. Monday, Aug. 14 12:30 p.m. Terrence...

  • Baltimore City Power Rankings: Baltimore Ceasefire edition

    Baltimore City Power Rankings: Baltimore Ceasefire edition

    ⬆︎ Erricka Bridgeford Bridgeford, the public face of Baltimore Ceasefire, had a lot on her plate this weekend, but she handled it with grace. She said what needed to be said—focusing on community, trauma, and joy—rather than what was "supposed" to be said, showed up at the spot of the first homicide...

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Democracy in Crisis: Fearing deportation, Haitians flee the U.S. for Canada

Francois LeFranc, 45, lingers over breakfast in the dining room of the NAV Centre, an Ontario hotel and conference center on the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, he displays only one sign that he had been detained by the Canadian immigration authorities five days...

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Tough guys, cute cats, and dark hippies in "The Long Goodbye"

By the time Robert Altman has dumped '50s leftover Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) into the '70s, the utopian dreams of the '60s are on the last legs of their own long goodbye. Hippie communalism has given way to new age self-help. The discourse of civil rights is being co-opted by institutions...More

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  • Staring at the Sondheim

    Staring at the Sondheim

    The Sondheim finalists, reviewed—and inching toward an art practice based in resistance

  • Artist Gloria Garrett makes art with makeup

    Artist Gloria Garrett makes art with makeup

    Gloria Garrett is moving her hands. She is moving her arms in wide circles. She is pacing, gesticulating, dancing, and talking. Gloria Garrett talks loudly: "Those dolls are made from old sheets! You cover them with wax paper and then iron them. That wreath is made from a hanger. This is the picture...

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The 2017 Fiction and Poetry Issue

The 2017 Fiction and Poetry Issue Edited by Rebekah Kirkman Saida Agostini Olu Butterfly Woods Janea Kelly Charlie Jay Anna K. Crooks Suzanne Doogan Sharea Harris Grace Davis Maya Martinez Alain Ginsberg Lily Herman Caitlin Goldblatt jessica hudgins Ellen Paul Aurora Engle-Pratt celeste doaks Evan...

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Mr. Standing 450: Rich Swann's journey from Rosedale to the WWE

Rich Swann's first memory of pro wrestling is a vivid one: He was 5 years old and watching "Power Rangers" when his older brother came home from basketball and turned the TV to "Monday Night Raw," the flagship program of the WWE—then WWF. "There's Bret Hart with the jacket, the awesome pink lights,...

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