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Happening Saturday: Miniature golf in Fells, Barbarellesque, Bleachers, and more.

-Baltimore Barstool Open: For the first time, Fells Point bars are transforming the town into a nine-hole mini-golf course—because drinking should always be paired with a metal club in hand. Come with a team (in costume of course), knock out some hole-in-ones while indulging...

Nobody beats the Wizig? Property owner's blight case delayed by bankruptcies

Stephanie Gleason at the Wall Street Journal's bankruptcy desk takes note of Baltimore City and the...

Justin Berk's very odd Mobbies acceptance speech

The Baltimore Sun gave out its annual "Mobbies" awards on Wednesday night and noted meteorologist and ...

Organizations step up to help Baltimore's "Running Man"

It's been over a week since Keith Bosierre, aka "The Running Man," was beaten by a man while on an evening run, and now local supporters and running businesses are trying to help Bosierre out. 

Wandering Eye: A former CPer helps bring down Cosby, Larry Hogan talks up bipartisanship, and more

Gawker's Tom Scocca is getting proper credit as a catalyst for the implosion of...

This Week in Alts: Overcrowding in Nashville schools, the gay wing of an L.A. jail, and more

There's been a lot of bad news in the world of alt-weeklies over the past month or so: The San Francisco Bay Guardian closed abruptly...

Wandering Eye: The 'last' basement bar? We think not, why 'Serial' is likely to disappoint, and more

Maryland Gazette reporter Zöe Read's story about 91-...

Veep campaign motorcade backs up I-83 North

Driving south on I-83 just after 10 a.m., we noticed a major backup across the median on 83 North. There were maybe a dozen cars with police lights flashing, plus a couple of police motorcycles, and we feared there had been a major...

Wandering Eye: Details of a massive heroin network, the McKeldin Fountain makes The New Yorker, and more

Former CP staffer Jeffrey Anderson has a killer piece

The owner of the Crazy Russian burlesque club says "do svidaniya"

For years, The Crazy Russian maintained the air of an old-school cabaret, refusing to approach anything resembling Night Shift. Now Valeria Torchinskaya, owner of the Route 40 burlesque club, has put the building and business up for...

Baltimore's "Running Man" attacked

Baltimore social media was filled today with the story that Keith Bosierre, a.k.a. "The Running Man," was beaten by a gang of thugs while on an evening run last night. After getting a copy of the Baltimore City Police report, City Paper...

Wandering Eye: More reason to doubt HUD's homeless figures, the GOP's possible violation of election laws, and more

A brand-new report by the National Center on Family Homelessness, "America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report...

The City Council Monday night passed one bill equipping police officers with body cameras, and another banning plastic bags from the city, with exceptions for carry-out restaurants. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has promised to veto both...

Happening Sunday: Charm City Wing Wars, A$AP Ferg, and more

-Charm City Wing Wars: We're big fans of ranking food, because it means we get to eat a lot of it, and wings are no exception. It's your turn to evaluate local wing-makers, from the crispy kings to the soggy-skin suckers. Among the...

Happening Saturday: Holdenfest, Puppet Slamwich, The Color Run, and more

-Holdenfest: Larger than life when he was alive, Baltimore photographer and drummer Sam Holden is staying so even after his sudden death in April. The Sam Holden Memorial Fund at Towson University, where he taught, has been established to...

Hopkins students are really mad that their parties have been canceled after a reported rape

Johns Hopkins University has temporarily banned frat parties, and students are freaking out.

Wandering Eye: Race's role in Larry Hogan's win, the controversy of Kim Kardashian's butt, and more

In University of Maryland Baltimore County political-science professor Thomas Schaller's recent op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, "...

Maryland federal court finally unveils fact that Kenneth Ravenell was terminated as attorney for accused drug-trafficker Richard Byrd

Thanks to self-represented litigator William Bond's intervention, those following the well-shrouded circumstances of prominent Baltimore lawyer Kenneth Ravenell's representation of accused narco-mogul Richard Byrd now know this: Ravenell...

Wandering Eye: The faked-drug-dog-certification case gets interesting, an algae virus that makes you stupid, and more

The faked-drug-dog-certification case winding through federal...

David Simon responds to Mike Rowe's attempt to "save" Baltimore's reputation after "The Wire" (UPDATED)

UPDATE (Nov. 14): And now Mike Rowe has responded to David Simon's response to Mike Rowe. Got all that? Read it here. We'll stay out of it,...

Wandering Eye: Analysis of California's Proposition 47, the crooked criminal-justice system, and more

The passage of California's Proposition 47 in Tuesday's elections means that people there suspected of drug and...

Wandering Eye: The Frank Conaway Jr. scandal conveniently drops after Election Day, making the video game NFL Blitz, and more

Among many others in the media, Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater has been on the odd story of Democratic state Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.'s astoundingly ...

The WYPR union effort is dead

Workers at the NPR-affiliated public radio station WYPR have failed to form a labor union. Last week the National Labor Relations Board ruled against several challenges union organizers made to the makeup of the bargaining unit, and that...

Molly Shattuck is indicted on charges of rape and sexual contact with a minor

Molly Shattuck was indicted Monday and turned herself in today to the Sussex, Delaware Superior Court on charges of rape, unlawful sexual conduct, and providing alcohol to minors in connection to an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old...

Wandering Eye: Heather Mizeur supporters express their dismay, the troubling rise in "sneak and peek" warrants, and more

Looks like progressive Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's advice to her supporters—to not write her in on...

GOP even makes a decent showing among Baltimore City voters

Baltimore City voters' participation in yesterday's election that ushered Republican Larry Hogan in as the next governor of Maryland was about 35 percent, down about 10 percent from the last round of midterm elections in 2010. A bit more...

Opinion: Haven't voted yet? Get on that shit

The only thing more ridiculous than that Lil Jon video

I'm the girl who crowdfunded her $362 Uber ride. A nice gesture by friends and family has me hated across the internet

Hello. I am that 26-year-old girl and City Paper contributor who crowdfunded her $362 Halloween Uber ride. Approving a nine-times...

Wandering Eye: The Jian Ghomeshi scandal, why journalists should talk about structural racism, and more

Last week, The Toronto Star published allegations that Jian Ghomeshi, the star of Canadian Broadcasting...

Wandering Eye: An Uber driver tells all and compelling profiles of Bernard Hopkins and Creigh Deeds

Boxing's heyday passed 30 years ago and its recent superstars have been out-of-the-ring disasters (Pacquiao excepted). But what if there was a clean-living boxing legend you never heard of, still winning title fights on the eve of this 50th...

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