Noise An Arts Blog
No Trivia: Trillnatured, Shawn Smallwood mix protest and pleasure; activists fly a kite for Keith Davis; and the wonky pluralism of the MLK Day parade
Everything Dies Eventually: R.I.P. Vine, shout-out to Semi
"Hidden Figures,” a crowd-pleasing time capsule filled with great performances and black love—and um, Kevin Costner personally ending racism

With the recent spate of “diverse” films in the Hollywood marketplace, audiences searching for representation on the big screen are becoming more shrewd, more discerning. As grateful as many of us are to see ourselves in front of (and behind) the camera, we’re slowly, but surely moving into a landscape where a film with predominantly black leads won’t cause the batting of an eye.

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Dasean Mcelveen, an artist involved with Baltimore Youth Arts, was killed Thursday night

Dasean Mcelveen, a 17-year-old boy from East Baltimore, was killed Thursday night around 8:30 p.m., on the 1700 block of Abbotston Street in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood. According to police, Mcelveen had been walking with a 20-year-old man when a black van pulled up alongside them, and a passenger shot at them.

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Interdisciplinary collective Press Press opens up a public studio for publishing, a library, and more

Press Press began a few years ago as an interdisciplinary publishing initiative.

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Mayor's Safe Arts Space Task Force discusses future of DIY in first meeting; artists want more representation

An overlapping mix of about 40 artists and members of the DIY scene, arts administrators from various organizations, and representatives from the city’s housing and fire departments and the mayor’s office, convened on Monday evening to lay their cards on the table regarding Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Safe Arts Space Task Force.

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