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No Trivia's Year in Music: The top 50 singles and 50 albums of 2014

News flash everybody: Lists are fucking awesome. They get a bad rep these days, because they're...

'Laura,' a smirking class satire masquerading as a film noir, plays at the Charles tomorrow and Monday

Who killed advertising superstar Laura Hunt? That's the question New York City detective McPherson...

Art Fart: Edwin Lord Weeks, Edouard Vuillard, and making art from memory

Memory is weird. It is always somewhat flawed and distorted. It's a string of reconstructions. It'...

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...

History Channel

History Channel

Veteran professor of English and drama at the Notre Dame of Maryland University, he...

That Somber City

That Somber City

As a recent transplant to Baltimore, I spend a lot of time sitting on my stoop,...

The Dead Will Walk Fells Point

The Dead Will Walk Fells Point

“Stay God, Sweet Angel” begins with a stabbing. It’s a...

Alice Goffman: On The Run

Alice Goffman: On The Run

The first time I saw someone cut off his GPS monitoring device I was surprised by...

Table Tennis Nemesis

Table Tennis Nemesis

The opposite of stately and plump, Geoff Dyer walked into Politics and Prose...

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