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  • ParityFest brings underproduced plays by women playwrights to Baltimore

    ParityFest brings underproduced plays by women playwrights to Baltimore

    Women are underrepresented and underpaid in virtually every sector of the arts. Art created predominantly by white men continues to fill museums and galleries, while films with male directors, producers, and lead roles continue to dominate box offices and award shows. The case is no different for...

  • Dank Verse Poetry: Kemet Dank raps like he Instagrams

    Dank Verse Poetry: Kemet Dank raps like he Instagrams

    In a purple t-shirt festooned with embroidered fruit, floral-print leggings, mismatched socks and two small necklaces made up of gold leaves, green jewels, and dotted with pearls, 21-year-old Baltimore rapper Kemet Dank struts down Pratt Street and into the brand new Chick-fil-A. He moves with...

  • Five lessons from a year of local listening

    Five lessons from a year of local listening

    Last year, for the Big Music Issue, we had a big idea. We were going to detail the way that all of the scenes overlapped here by creating some great taxonomy of local music and pointing out the people who acted as nodes to connect them. It was an insanely complicated and daunting task and then...

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'Rampage,' a gritty witty Rambo rip-off from Turkey

The 1986 reggae oddity ‘Call Me Rambo’ is full of dubby percussion and the sounds of automatic weapon fire and features a vocalist, Ackie, who hums, mumbles, and croons about “The F.B.I. and the K.G.B.” and lyrically reframes the character made famous by Sylvester Stallone into a criminalistic...More

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Busting Borders: LabBodies makes space for performance art

The smell of blood seeped from the entrance of Platform Gallery last March. Inside, two women sat on small pedestals on opposite ends of the room: one slid melting chunks of frozen pig’s blood across her skin, the other spit into her hands and rubbed the saliva all over her body. This went on for...

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