Maura Callahan

Writer

Maura Callahan was born, raised, and educated in Baltimore and has written for City Paper since 2013. She is both an artist and critic, which is a weird place to occupy. She is interested in visual art, theater, dance, and performance art, especially when it's subversive; and also history and cheese.

Recent Articles

  • New America expands on the classic diner with help from artists

    New America expands on the classic diner with help from artists

    The giant poop tubes wrapping around the corner of Eutaw and Franklin are finally gone, freeing New America Diner [429 N. Eutaw St., (443) 388-8576] from the unsightly border it skirted in its first three months open for business. Owner Fiona Sergeant hopes to set up their outdoor seating, for...

  • Selfie Obliteration: On Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity Mirrors' and radical self-awareness

    Selfie Obliteration: On Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" and radical self-awareness

    A line spirals out from the fountain and wraps around the interior perimeter of the "Brutalist donut" that is the Hirshhorn Museum, spilling out onto the plaza beside the National Mall. Several hundred visitors are here—foreign tour groups, art students, tourists with selfie sticks, families with...

  • Annex Theater draws noir mystery out of Baltimore in 'The Shattering Frame'

    Annex Theater draws noir mystery out of Baltimore in "The Shattering Frame"

    Baltimore's unique—and often apartheid-like—hodgepodge of socio-economic geography means you'd be hard-pressed to avoid the presence of poverty and neglect even blocks away from a "well-to-do" neighborhood. Still, for many who see the dilapidated rowhomes and homeless sleeping on the sidewalk,...

  • Solo play 'Mom Baby God' digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    Solo play "Mom Baby God" digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    I knew from the beginning that comfort was out of the question as I sat in the audience for "Mom Baby God," a one-woman play written and performed by Madeline Burrows and directed by Kathleen Akerly showing as a part of Single Carrot Theatre's four-play festival "Undercurrent: Theatre for Now."...

  • Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

    Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

    As clouds darkened a remarkably warm Saturday afternoon, a sizable crowd filled the Ynot Lot on North Avenue to mourn and celebrate the life of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old woman who was murdered in Baltimore last week, making her at least the eighth transgender woman of color killed in the United...

  • Solo play 'Mom Baby God' digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    Solo play "Mom Baby God" digs deep into pro-life teen crusaders

    I knew from the beginning that comfort was out of the question as I sat in the audience for "Mom Baby God," a one-woman play written and performed by Madeline Burrows and directed by Kathleen Akerly showing as a part of Single Carrot Theatre's four-play festival "Undercurrent: Theatre for Now."...

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