Watch the Lotfy Nathan-directed video for Blaqstarr's 'Hands Up Thumbs Down'

This thing where Mad Decent and Blaqstarr repurpose old Blaqstarr tracks for 2014 is weird as hell,...

Nerftoss' 'Maiden Powers,' mescaline, and Baltimore's new chill

Here's what immediately came to mind while listening to Nerftoss' stoned, soigné "Maiden...

Introducing our new blog series of art ruminations, Art Fart. Some thoughts on 'The Ideal City' at the Walters Art Museum

In this new weekly feature, City Paper's art critics wll look at a single work of art that is on...

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

Conflicts of Interest: Talking about money

At the same time that I was reading

Conflicts of Interest: Casting shadows in a cave

Conflicts of Interest: Casting shadows in a cave

Beats skittered off the black, cave-...

Creative Scene-Making

On the very same day our State of the Arts...

Come Mayor $RB, Won't You Smoke a Little Weed With Me?

Come Mayor $RB, Won't You Smoke a Little Weed With Me?

They arrested me for having weed in my high school...

Best of Baltimore

Best of Baltimore

Even my hangover is hungover after what...

Copycat Kids Grow Up

Copycat Kids Grow Up

A few weeks ago, I started corresponding with Brooks Kossover ...

Freedom and Order

Freedom and Order

My wife, CP contributor Nicole King (pictured, left), and I were sitting in a park sipping from a...

Pussy Riot Hates Me

Pussy Riot Hates Me

On Friday morning, my wife told me

Cubists, gods, strippers, and slow contraptions

Cubists, gods, strippers, and slow contraptions

The writer Lawrence Weschler has spent the last several...

Hip-Hop Saints?

Joyce J. Scott's show skewers the malignancy of self-righteous narcissism

Longer than it is wide, bell-shaped at one end, anchored by two ovoids at the other--yep, that's a...


Lease Agreement show explores effects of conflict in Gaza

“Full Bleed” 

Paradise Garden

AVAM's annual show presents big gains for the museum

When I visited the Prado Museum in Madrid last year, I...

Hot Wheels

The Freddy Gallery Bars Its Windows, Courts New York, Hosts Show Of Miniatures

A caravan of miniature automobiles sets the scene: A...

Do The Limbo

Transmodern Comes Back Bigger Than Ever And Tackles The Underworld With Experimental Performances

At dusk on the autumnal Equinox, Valeska Populoh watches as...

Not Alone

Force: Upsetting Rape Culture Brings Its Monument Quilt Back To Baltimore As Part Of A National Tour

Emma Sulkowicz started her senior year at Columbia University last week with some...

High Concept

High Zero Returns With Its Inimitable Brand Of Avant-Garde Weirdness

“I actually paint on a treadmill,” the man...

El Ojo Del Tigre

El Ojo Del Tigre: Creative Alliance Show Digs Into Latin-American Identity

The coolest thing on any wall in Baltimore right now hangs in one corner of the Creative Alliance at...

Contemporary Icons

Stephen Towns' Paintings Bring Traditional Styles Together With Contemporary Figures To Ask Difficult Questions

The five colorful portraits of African-Americans (including a smiling child) hanging in the...


Alloverstreet Is An Art Walk That Doesn't Suck

Art is the most honest way to deal with our inability to understand the world. Our knowledge of...

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