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Wandering Eye: A deep look at drug treatment, what rights do you have while driving?, and more

In "Why I Am Not A Maker," Debbie Chachra writes in the Atlantic how the invisible superstructure of gendered norms privileges the new creator class over all of the rest of us—...

Parents organize opposition to Hogan's education cuts

Hundreds of parents, teachers, and activists gathered at Waverly Elementary School last night to organize opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan's announced plan to cut $35.5 million in funding for Baltimore City Public Schools. (Disclosure: My...

Baltimore City now lets you look up lawsuits against the cops

Baltimore City added a digest of lawsuits against police officers to its online searchable database at Open Baltimore. The law-case database lets you search by...

UPDATED: Faked drug-dog certification case ends without a ruling on alleged prosecutorial misconduct

UPDATE (Jan. 29): The U.S. Attorney’s Office provided the following statement to the City Paper:

Wandering Eye: The economic effects of climate change, inside the world of spies, and more

We're excited about the opening of Amanda Burnham's "RFP" at EMP Collective this weekend and seeing how the exhibit changes over the course of the next month as visitors collaborate with the artist to modify the cityscape of her work. You...

First kilo-quantity drug dealer pleads guilty in Mondawmin Mall sting case

Last Aug. 11, nine men were arrested in Baltimore after a major...

Wandering Eye: Local for-profit education company gets sued, a Free Mumia update in 2015, and more

Doctoral students of Walden University yesterday sued Walden's owner, Laureate Education, a for-profit college outfit based in...

Wandering Eye: The unregulated poultry industry, Maryland still has the most millionaires, and more

Baltimore-based writer Wil Hylton has a piece in the new New Yorker about food safety, or, more...

Happening Sunday: Creative Differences, Extreme, and more

-Creative Differences: Food: Saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen are some sneaky motherfuckers: calling themselves Food to draw in audiences expecting free grub, only to receive improvised electro-acoustic vibrations....

Happening Saturday: 'Dirt! The Movie,' Parquet Courts, and more

-“DIRT! The Movie”: Dirt: It’s fun to garden in, fun to roll in, and fun to eat. But we often fail to recognize the intimate relationship the human race has with soil, which preceded civilization and has been continually...

At press conference for police-involved shooting, a deputy commissioner tells reporters to use their imagination

A city cop shot a man last night and so the Baltimore Police Department staged a press conference this morning to explain their position.

Wandering Eye: The continuing legal troubles for Sip & Bite, the end of the world draws closer, and more

The arrest of Sip & Bite Restaurant owner Anthony Vasiliades for ...

Judge rules Fancy Cats Rescue Team's free-speech and retaliation lawsuit against head of controversial local animal shelter can move forward

When a volunteer animal-rescuer coordinator for Virginia-based Fancy Cats Rescue Team sent an email critical of the care provided by Baltimore County Animal Services at its Baldwin shelter in 2013, which has been the subject of much...

Wandering Eye: The story behind black squirrels, Frank O'Hara's New York School, and more

About a decade ago, when City Paper was still at 812 Park Ave. in Mount Vernon, one day a black squirrel just up and died in the parking lot behind the building. An unmolested specimen, it seemed to have gone lifeless spontaneously, its...

Baltimore Police deny Twitter-related public records request we did not make

The Baltimore Police Twitter Transparency saga continues today as the department, through a young lawyer in the City Solicitor's Office, denied City Paper's request for the list of Twitter accounts it has "muted."

Wandering Eye: A glimpse at new Gov. Larry Hogan, Clint Eastwood's antiwar politics, and more

Back in 2011, Angello Osborne was arrested and jailed in Harford County for more than eight months on charges that he raped and sodomized his 5-year-old daughter in...

In front of a packed house at Loyola University, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates reaffirms 'The Case for Reparations'

As he grew up in West Baltimore in the 1980s, attending troubled schools such as Lemmel Middle, Ta-Nehisi Coates' environment was disfigured by crime, drugs, and poverty. He constantly feared for his safety. Despite two loving parents and a...

Wandering Eye: Anne Arundel County's checkered voting history, before Baltimore embraced Poe, and more

Today's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. gives good reason to consider Maryland's electoral history in the era of this country's civil-rights struggle, along with a contemporary fact: that a majority of Anne Arundel County's wealthy,...

Happening Sunday: 'Frankenhooker' and 'Basketcase,' Chippendales, and more

-Pizza Party After Dark: "Frankenhooker" and "Basketcase": The smart-dumb movies of Frank Henenlotter are the focus of this double feature hosted by design, illustration, and screen-printing company, Pizza Party Printing. First up is...

Happening Saturday: Lewis Black, Elvis Birthday Fight Club, and more

-Lewis Black: When Lewis Black graces “The Daily Show,” he makes Jon Stewart appear calm and collected. The polar opposite of deadpan, Black’s fury over the utter stupidity of the modern world is like if your super-hyped-...

Maryland judge draws line on 'overpolicing' in gun case

This afternoon, Maryland U.S. District Judge James Bredar granted federal prosecutors' motion, filed yesterday, to dismiss the gun indictment against Moryne Louden, a man with a felony background who in 2013 was found in possession of a...

This Week in Alts: Minnesota's DIY solar movement, Law & Order: C.L.E., and more

City Pages, "Minnesota's Do-It-Yourself Solar Movement Explodes" The...

Wandering Eye: A plan for Larry Hogan to save a little money, the Duquette-to-Toronto saga continues, and more

Thomas Firey at the Maryland Public Policy Institute has a minor money-saving idea Maryland can...

UPDATED Arabber stable near Hollins Market raided, horses and other animals taken

UPDATE: Baltimore City Health Department public information officer Michael Schwartzberg has issued the following statement: "On...

Wandering Eye: Congress weakens Dodd-Frank, the oedipal drama of Silver Jews frontman David Berman, and more

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration manager from Maryland, Patricia Littleton, learned the hard way yesterday what not to do with a government-issued credit card: buy school and craft supplies. She's now charged in federal court with...

Spector takes some heat from council colleagues for multimember council districts bill

City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector (5th District) took some lip from colleagues Monday night after introducing a bill calling for a return to multimember council districts. The City Council was revamped a decade ago when "Question...

Happening Sunday: Weyes Blood, Civil Twilight, and more

-Weyes Blood, Fountain of Youth, Amanda Schmidt, Nerftoss: Weyes Blood, aka Natalie Mering of Jackie-O Motherfucker and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, weaves utterly haunting gothic folk songs in the fashion of a deeply morose Joan...

Happening Saturday: 'Is Anything Yet?', Lithuanian Hall 100-Year Celebration, and more

-"Is Anything Yet?": The feeling among young artists—and young people in general, taking their first blundering steps into adulthood—is “fuck.” With more obstacles constantly popping up in this new hyperconnected...

City College students stage sit-in at city schools headquarters

Dozens of students from Baltimore City College high school walked out of the school building today and marched to Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue, where they demanded to speak to schools CEO Gregory Thornton about...

This Week in Alts: Eleanor Roosevelt's great lesbian love affair, the breakthrough in medicine you've never heard of, and more

East Bay Express, "Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair" Eleanor Roosevelt is famous for a...

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