BOOKS

'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—...

"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

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

NOISE

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...

Friends Records celebrates its fifth anniversary with a two-day bacchanalia of local music

Running a record label is hard—or so we imagine, because we've never actually tried to do it....

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...

New bio of Big Star's Alex Chilton reveals multifaceted and tragic life

One morning in 1977, Alex Chilton, 26, former lead singer of the Box Tops and of...

An interview with Lia Purpura

Essayist and poet Lia Purpura teaches the craft of writing across the U.S., including at the Rainier...

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