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No Trivia: Baltimore and Ferguson, protest music, and the importance of shutting the hell up

The night before the announcement that Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-...

Art Fart: The political power of Philip Guston's 'The Oracle,' on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art

If Philip Guston were alive today, he would shame us for attempting to escape the tragedy in...

Live Review: Focusing on mostly new material, Bob Dylan delivers an invigorating performance at DAR Constitution Hall

For years one of the pleasures of going to a Bob Dylan concert was the guessing game of "What will...

Holy shit, 3-D Jean-Luc Godard flick 'Goodbye to Language' to screen at the Senator Theatre

It's frustrating to a be film fan here in Baltimore. Not that that the community itself doesn't do...

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

Conflicts of Interest: I used to be smarter

I was already half-drunk

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

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

Portrait of a Scene: An artist reflects on the Baltimore Portrait Project

I am totally one of those super-ADD people who doesn’...

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...

Unbelonging

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...

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