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

  • Balance and Body Highs

    Balance and Body Highs

    Like many large art exhibitions, “New Arrivals” is a serious but rewarding undertaking when stoned. In this state, the adjoined galleries feel labyrinthian, like a slightly downsized museum in its own right. The sober equivalent to exploring the show might be hiking uphill while simultaneously...

  • Talking 'Broad City' season three and 'Time Traveling Bong'

    Talking 'Broad City' season three and 'Time Traveling Bong'

    Last year, we had a conversation about “Broad City” and how “real” and relatable it was (we’ll never forget the pulling-a-head-hair-out-of-your-asscrack line), and how the show and its writing felt like a game-changer for women in comedy thanks to MICA alum Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s contemporary...

  • The Monument Quilt brings art, performance, mayoral candidates to North Avenue

    The Monument Quilt brings art, performance, mayoral candidates to North Avenue

    A thousand quilt squares inscribed with messages of empowerment and stories of rape and sexual assault covered two shut-down blocks of North Avenue, between Charles and Howard streets, yesterday afternoon. The display, titled "Not Alone Baltimore," was the largest yet from the Monument Quilt, a...

  • PMF VII Vendors

    PMF VII Vendors

    Aidan Koch. Deft wielding of simplicity in line, shape, shade, and dialogue, building up dreamy minimalist narratives. Don't miss her solo show opening at Open Space on Saturday and her artist talk on Sunday. An island, or, in the middle of sand. Artist Ellen Paul curates this table, which focuses...

  • Hangover Helper: Spoons Cafe

    Hangover Helper: Spoons Cafe

    24 E. Cross St., (410) 539-8395, spoonsbaltimore.com Adorned with aesthetically questionable paintings, a wooden carousel horse, and a forlorn giant spoon seated in a chair by the front window, Spoons Cafe (which CP accidentally left out of our Eat issue; our apologies) feels like the home of your...

  • Straight, No Chaser: Single Carrot's 'Something Like Jazz Music' goes dark in the '20s

    Straight, No Chaser: Single Carrot's 'Something Like Jazz Music' goes dark in the '20s

    One of the first performances of "Something Like Jazz Music" coincided with Single Carrot Theatre's decadent fundraising gala, The Carrot Club. Keeping with the setting of the play in Prohibition-era Baltimore, the attendees—mostly older white folks—arrived dressed to the nines in beaded fringe...

  • Baltimore mayoral candidates turn to the arts

    Baltimore mayoral candidates turn to the arts

    At last week's mayoral forum organized by Citizen Artist Baltimore, many of the 10 participating candidates addressed arts-related issues by tying them into their existing, non-arts-focused platforms: If we solve the city's problems, they suggested, we solve the art community's problems. Though...

  • Mayoral candidates participate in first forum on the arts

    Mayoral candidates participate in first forum on the arts

    On Monday evening, the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Falvey Hall filled out to the lobby with well over 500 attendees for the city’s first-ever mayoral candidate forum focused on arts and culture. Citizen Artist Baltimore (CAB), an initiative of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland...

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