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True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday

Sara Lautman wanted to screen just one movie: "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby," a 1999...

Sanctity, vulgarity, pleasure, and punishment collide in Grace Hartigan's 'Visions of Heaven and Hell'

Paradise and hell are depicted as a dichotomy, two separate worlds, a cause and effect, in...

Lower Dens announces third album, 'Escape From Evil,' due out in March. Hear 'To Die in L.A.'

Local kraut-rocky indie group Lower Dens is set to release its third album, "Escape from Evil," on...

'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...

Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes

Project Runway: A new book investigates all the ways women relate to their clothes

When it comes to clothes, I’ve always been pretty...

Immortal Beloved

Erstwhile Poet Laureate Rita Dove performs "Sonata Mulattica" with classical violinist

When Rita Dove comes to Howard Community College next Wednesday, the former U.S. Poet Laureate...

Rogue's Tail

Rogue's Tail

When Robert Marbury pulls a squirrel’s skin out of...

Vaccination Nation

Vaccination Nation

We all know the scene: a cold, sterile room; sleeve...

Do Androids Read Electric Books?

2014 Big Books Issue

If you’re a careful reader of this paper, you may...

Dead Men Riding Shotgun

Dead Men Riding Shotgun

This is what rolled with me as I logged nearly 4,000 miles—Baltimore to the...

Bad Lands

Bad Lands: Like Its Hero, Haruki Murakami's New Novel Is Mired In Colorless Ambiguity

Two college friends, Tsukuru and Haida, listen to `Le mal du pays (Homesickness),┬┐ the eighth...

Arcade Games Saved My Life

Arcade Games Saved My Life: Michael Kimball's "Galaga"

Just a few pages into Michael Kimball's "Galaga" (Boss Fight Books), an exploration of the 1981...

Stuff White People Like to Write About

Baltimore Author Jess Row Imagines Racial Reassignment Surgery In "Your Face In Mine"

To be white and write about race is to fail at writing about race. That is the best you can do. This...

Droning On

Former Sun Reporter Dan Fesperman Takes On The Terrifying World Of Drones In His New Novel, "Unmanned"

A botched drone mission in Afghanistan kills 13 civilians, mostly women and children. Pilot Darwin...

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

One monster has a crocodilian jaw with jagged fangs....

Preposterous Routes

Preposterous Routes

I happened to inherit an old banjo from my granddad just as...

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Mustachioed truckers attack a camp of crust-punk kids...

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