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  • Hampden's Paulie Gee's eases into business

    Hampden's Paulie Gee's eases into business

    Oh, Paulie Gee's (3535 Chestnut Ave., pauliegee.com/hampden), what took you so long? For months—nay, years—Hampden has been waiting for your wood-burning ovens, your Cinderella-like makeover of the Hampden Republican Club, and yes, your pizza. We wondered, Would you ever be ready for hungry guests?...

  • Eyes On The Prize: A story of addiction and recovery

    Eyes On The Prize: A story of addiction and recovery

    "I got back to Baltimore four months and started back up [using heroin]," Holly Botts says. She is strolling purposefully along the paved pathway of Carroll Park, with maybe 100 other walkers and a few runners, past an equal number of support people volunteering and/or working for the city's drug...

  • 2016 Best of Baltimore

    2016 Best of Baltimore

    In City Paper’s annual Best of Baltimore issue we offer up our most sustained burst of enthusiasm for the city. It’s a detailed (although not comprehensive) list of what caught our attention this year, whether it’s performances, products, or politicians. The paper is full of the things we really,...

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The College Guide 2016

It's hard to square the notion of so-called “millennial apathy” with the wave of headline-making activism by young people around the country that we've seen over the past few years—especially on college campuses, where groups of students organize to protest racism and police brutality, among other...

  • A look at how McKeldin Plaza came to be, and the plans to undo it all

    A look at how McKeldin Plaza came to be, and the plans to undo it all

    It's hot and sunny in McKeldin Plaza at the Inner Harbor on a summer day between the mid-morning and late afternoon thunderstorms. Traffic slides past the plaza on three sides: at Pratt Street in front of us going east, on the left headed south on Light Street, and on the right, cars are peeling...

  • Fiction, Poetry, and Documerica

    Fiction, Poetry, and Documerica

    This year, City Paper decided to do something different with its Fiction and Poetry issue. Instead of soliciting reader submissions, we invited local fiction writer Susan Muaddi Darraj to guest edit our feature well of stories and poems. Darraj, fiction editor of Barrelhouse Magazine and former...

  • Escape from Planet Earth: Psychedelics, religion, and outlaw scientist John C. Lilly

    Escape from Planet Earth: Psychedelics, religion, and outlaw scientist John C. Lilly

    Most scientists don't include personal stories in their research reports, but for John Lilly, personal experiences and science experiments were the same thing. His ears, eyes, mouth, and nose were calibrated probes. His mind was the unbiased observer, the ideal model for dispassionate inquiry....

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  • Murder Ink: Murders this week: 9, Murders this year: 216

    Murder Ink: Murders this week: 9, Murders this year: 216

    Nine more homicides were added to the roster since last Wednesday afternoon, including a 3-year-old boy. Most of these cases resulted from injuries inflicted before last week. There were 32 murders recorded in the past month, and Baltimore is still slightly behind last year’s record killing pace,...

  • Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 206 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 6 murders this week; 206 murders this year

    This week’s count extends a day and is published late because of the holiday. Baltimore went five days without a murder last week, while police made four murder arrests and three arrests for attempted murder. A police officer shot a man who had allegedly broke into a person’s house and assaulted...

  • Murder Ink 8/24/2016: 6 murders this week, 191 murders this year

    Murder Ink 8/24/2016: 6 murders this week, 191 murders this year

    Police arrested a man and charged him with murder. They arrested two others and charged them with attempted murder. Last year as of this date Baltimore had 225 murders. Monday, Aug. 15 11:30 p.m. Bruce Hamilton, a 17-year-old African-American boy, was shot in the stomach in the BP Gas station parking...

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Gallery owner, artist, once an insider, now a step away from being out

Dwight Whitley is better than this. His connections used to mean something. Back when George Winfield ran public works, Whitley would meet him at home after work and hang out. "His wife was a sweetheart," Whitley says. "He'd come in and say 'why'd you let this nigger in here?'" He laughs, remembering...

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Gorging on comfort food at Breaking Bread

Returning from three days of camping at Fields Fest, I needed some serious hangover food. Not for a booze-induced hangover per se (though that was certainly part of it), but more like the in-need-of-relief-from-living-off-Cheez-Its-and-dried-salami-and-getting-four-hours-of-sleep-a-night kind of...More

  • The High Life: What weed does to 'The Godfather'

    The High Life: What weed does to 'The Godfather'

    For the most part, the weed hasn't been working this summer. Even endless eighths of A.K. 47, an alarmingly pleasant strain with a sour, plain yogurt-like flavor and a high that really encourages lots of darting around, deep thinking and chatting, can't quite quell my ennui. Mostly this has to...

  • Gunther & Co.'s seasonal menu goes beyond local offerings

    Gunther & Co.'s seasonal menu goes beyond local offerings

    Judging by Gunther & Co.'s (3650 Toone St., [443] 869-6874, eatgunther.com) Instagram account, there are three things people already love about the three-month-old Brewer's Hill restaurant: cleverly named cocktails (a Meet the Beet-alls or a Rye'n Gosling, anyone?), oysters all ways, and the 16-foot...

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The highlights and lowlights of Fields Festival

Highlights Bobbing around in the pool on Friday night with just about everyone; sipping the Champagne of Beers; the spontaneous whirlpool someone started; the line of beer cans and empty cups around the pool's perimeter that created an ephemeral and interactive installation; the security guards...

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'Hoax' brings marks into the con game

Flipping matching card pair after matching card pair onto the floor from a brand-new deck shuffled by a volunteer, Maxwell Fink spits, "You can't win if you play with me." Why? Because he's not just a magician, he may be the devil. Lights dim to the candy pop song 'Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream).'...

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