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  • The Guns and Drugs (and Junk Food) of August

    The Guns and Drugs (and Junk Food) of August

    Our monthly wrap-up of all the guns and drugs confiscated by the BCPD and posted to their Twitter feed. 

  • Mr. Wrong: I win again!

    Mr. Wrong: I win again!

    OK, a coupla weeks ago I announced the second-ever Contest for The Mr. Wrong Column to become Editor-in-Chief of City Paper, which recently lost its Editor, and yes, we looked under the sofa cushion, but the Most Recently Erstwhile Editor of City Paper has gone to a better place, with trees and...

  • Windjammer Fest in Photos

    Windjammer Fest in Photos

    It was the perfect night for one of the best festivals Baltimore has seen in a long time. Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Beach House, and more sold out the Pier Six Pavillion. Read about the epic show here. 

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  • Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell can be found sitting on his grandmother's step penning prose and pondering the perplex nature of black life in America. His recent poem 'The Baltimore Bullet Train,' a cinematic spoken-word video posted to YouTube, addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, black leadership, violence,...

  • Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Gaze north along the 500 block of Howard Street, and pause to absorb a beleaguered building you may have passed a hundred times without a second thought. Bruised and mottled by decades of weather, exhaust, and disuse—not to mention at least one fire—it may not be obvious that 508 N. Howard was...

  • Race and Music in Baltimore: Local musicians of color offer their perspectives

    Race and Music in Baltimore: Local musicians of color offer their perspectives

    A few years ago, a friend of mine showed me "The Color of Fear," a documentary released in 1994 structured as a round-table discussion about race relations in America. Along with Chinese-American director Lee Mun Wah, the discussion included two African-American men, two Mexican-American men, two...

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  • The Mail: 9/2-9/9

    The Mail: 9/2-9/9

    Correction: A caption with the story "The Resnickssance: Exploring the Wham City and Adult Swim connection" misspelled Connor M. Kizer's last name. City Paper regrets the error.

  • Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 222 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 7 murders this week, 222 murders this year

    The murder-per-day pace continues. A 93-year-old grandmother was grazed in a triple shooting. Police announced a lot more gun arrests and stated that they are being more diligent in pursuing the policy of sending cases to federal court, where penalties are steeper and sentencing totals more honest,...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 216 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week, 216 murders this year

    Police saw one of their own charged this week for an on-duty shooting. They arrested a slew of others on gun charges and attempted-murder charges, plus two homicide suspects. And the carnage continued, with eight more confirmed homicides amid a continuing wave of shootings. Police are also paying...

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