Lisa Snowden-McCray

Writer

Recent Articles

  • Keep On Pushing: Jill Carter continues to fight for civil rights

    Keep On Pushing: Jill Carter continues to fight for civil rights

    Last week, when Judge James K. Bredar announced that a planned hearing to allow Baltimore citizens to make public comment about the proposed consent decree would go on whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions liked it or not, Jill Carter wasn't surprised. On Monday, April 3, the Justice Department...

  • Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Musician Abdu Ali didn't come to this interview to play. On his phone, he's made a list of eateries he loves and wants to shout out. He pulls it up at the start of our meeting at Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant in Mount Vernon because he didn't want to forget anything. "I'm a food thot," he tells me....

  • How Baltimore's Oyin Handmade is growing and changing to meet natural hair needs

    How Baltimore's Oyin Handmade is growing and changing to meet natural hair needs

    It's a Saturday morning, and at Oyin Handmade's storefront in Old Goucher, 13 women are sitting, watching intently as Akos "Sunday" Regal demonstrates how to wear headwraps. She grabs one woman after another, showing them different ways to wrap different lengths of brightly colored cloth to make...

  • Q&A: Roxane Gay discusses her new book "Difficult Women," writing about love, and more

    Q&A: Roxane Gay discusses her new book "Difficult Women," writing about love, and more

    Even though Roxane Gay isn't from here, she sets her story, 'La Negra Blanca,' in Baltimore. The story follows Sarah, a meticulously gorgeous stripper who lives in the county (Towson, specifically), but works in the city—taking classes at Johns Hopkins and stripping to pay the bills. Sarah is bi-racial,...

  • DJ Trillnatured talks DJing, Indian food, the Crown, and more

    DJ Trillnatured talks DJing, Indian food, the Crown, and more

    City Paper is starting something new for our Eats & Drinks section: conversations with Baltimoreans where—via the places they eat, drink, and hang out—they show us what this city means to them. The interview below, with DJ Jessica Hyman, is the second in this occasional series. One important thing...

  • Crunk-A-Bee's: In praise of Applebee's in White Marsh

    Crunk-A-Bee's: In praise of Applebee's in White Marsh

    Parenthood, especially when it's coupled with the energy-draining stressors of work responsibilities, and marriage, makes you do strange things—things that the single, childless version of you might have turned your nose up at. For me, it means that about once a week, my husband and I slip off...

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