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Watch the 'Freaky Friday'-esque video for the Ed Schrader's Music Beat song 'Emperor's New Chair'

The premise is this: Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are on the set of a big-time video shoot,...

Listen to Beauty Pill's cover of classic Lungfish track 'Ann The Word'

Lungfish, one of Baltimore's most revered bands as well the only major Dischord Records act based...

Listen to the new Blacksage single 'Basement Vows'

Blacksage, the local darkwave-y duo of Josephine Olivia and Drew Scott, is set to play a release...

Master Of Puppets: Kevin Sherry brings kids' imaginations to life

Master Of Puppets: Kevin Sherry brings kids' imaginations to life

Kevin Sherry describes a letter from Quentin Blake, illustrator of Roald...

A Wrinkle In Storytime: A parent thinks too hard about children's stories

A Wrinkle In Storytime: A parent thinks too hard about children's stories

When you have a baby, you imagine reading to them, snuggled...

In 'It Runs in the Family,' activist Frida Berrigan hippie-splains parenting to the rest of us

In 'It Runs in the Family,' activist Frida Berrigan hippie-splains parenting to the rest of us

Before I had kids, I was really judgmental about parents. I remember...

In Laura Lippman's new mystery 'Hush Hush,' Tess Monaghan's back and now she's a mom

In Laura Lippman's new mystery 'Hush Hush,' Tess Monaghan's back and now she's a mom

When local literary sweetheart Laura Lippman releases a new Tess...

Deep currents run through Anne Tyler's new novel, 'A Spool of Blue Thread'

Deep currents run through Anne Tyler's new novel, 'A Spool of Blue Thread'

It would be easy to dismiss Anne Tyler’s “A...

Laura van den Berg's debut novel 'Find Me' explores identity, memory, and forgetting in a disease-ravaged world

Laura van den Berg's debut novel 'Find Me' explores identity, memory, and forgetting in a disease-ravaged world

Whenever I’m a passenger in a car, train, or bus, there’s...

'Baltimore Break-Ups,' a handmade pop-up zine, illustrates the woes and joys of dating

'Baltimore Break-Ups,' a handmade pop-up zine, illustrates the woes and joys of dating

Living in a relatively small city, you’re going to run into...

Johann Hari's 'Chasing the Scream' details the disastrous history, and possible end, of the war on drugs

Johann Hari's 'Chasing the Scream' details the disastrous history, and possible end, of the war on drugs

Early last year, when people started talking seriously again about...

Grace Cavalieri's elegiac new book of poems, 'The Man Who Got Away,' mourns her lost husband

Grace Cavalieri's elegiac new book of poems, 'The Man Who Got Away,' mourns her lost husband

In the sunroom of Grace Cavalieri’s Annapolis home, a...

Jen Michalski's new short-story collection 'From Here' inspects the ideas of longing, belonging, and home

Jen Michalski's new short-story collection 'From Here' inspects the ideas of longing, belonging, and home

It’s always strange┬áto return to your hometown once you’ve left,...

Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'

Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'

Peniel E. Joseph begins the narrative of his definitive...

Jason Tinney's 'Ripple Meets The Deep,' a short story collection suffused with music

Jason Tinney's 'Ripple Meets The Deep,' a short story collection suffused with music

Life is a constant stream of transitions. Whether it is...

'The Future for Curious People' is the print equivalent of a shitty rom com

'The Future for Curious People' is the print equivalent of a shitty rom com

Gregory Sherl’s debut novel “The Future for...

Thomas Stanley's new book 'The Execution of Sun Ra' blasts off with free jazz philosopher

Thomas Stanley's new book 'The Execution of Sun Ra' blasts off with free jazz philosopher

I’ve been pondering the words “It’s after...

Elissa Washuta's 'My Body is a Book of Rules' joins the ranks of memoirs racing towards misery and redemption

Elissa Washuta's 'My Body is a Book of Rules' joins the ranks of memoirs racing towards misery and redemption

Contemporary memoirists seem to be in competition to see...

'Lunch Poems' by Baltimore-born Frank O'Hara turns 50

'Lunch Poems' by Baltimore-born Frank O'Hara turns 50

Frank O’Hara wrote that his theory of poetry—...

John Dermot Woods' "The Baltimore Atrocities" details human depravity in a fictionalized Baltimore

John Dermot Woods' "The Baltimore Atrocities" details human depravity in a fictionalized Baltimore

Senior year of high school. Lunch. Two hot dogs and a bag...

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

"The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" tells an all-too-familiar story

When Tre’Quan, a student of mine, threw hands at a...

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