With the Paradox, a local club institution, set to close and the recent Orlando shootings in a LGBTQ nightclub, this week's issue looks at the club as "a refuge and a place where people can go and be themselves," as Brandon Soderberg writes in his intro to the issue.
Here's what else is inside. The issue is on stands now, or you can read it online with our E-Newspaper.
-A look at the history of the Paradox, the vital nightclub that's ground zero for Baltimore club and is set to close: "Man of the House: For four decades Wayne Davis has shown that to build a club you start with the music" by Bret McCabe
-A profile on one of the most important Club labels: "We Made All This Shit! The history of Unruly Records, which just celebrated 20 years, tells the history of Baltimore club music" by Casey Embert
-Thoughts on Club history, its most important songs, and much more: "Moments In Club: 61 digressions about Baltimore club music" by Brandon Soderberg
-On the importance and multitudes of twerking: "The Art of the Twerk: There's more to twerking than just ass-shaking" by Lisa Snowden-McCray
-Photos showing the vigil in Orlando for the victims of the Pulse shooting: "Orlando's Memorial for Pulse Victims in Photos" by J.M. Giordano
-In Mobtown Beat, our story on the trial of Caesar R. Goodson, the van driver charged in the death of Freddie Gray: "The trials for officers accused in Freddie Gray's death slog on" by Lisa Snowden-McCray
-A guide to making your own hand-cranked ice cream: "Making hand-cranked ice cream—and passing the torch" by Kim Farmer
-Our review of Single Carrot's experimental new play "Midlife": "Single Carrot penetrates an aging mind in 'Midlife'" by Maura Callahn
-In her latest Field Tripping column, Kate Drabinski chronicles her jourey to Idaho to bury her father: "Field Tripping: Funeraling"
-The latest edition of Power Rankings offers praise for solidarity, D. Watkins, and even Gov. Larry Hogan: "Baltimore City Power Rankings:Solidarity, D. Watkins, Gov. Hogan, 911, more"
-The most recent Murder Ink: "Murder Ink: 2 murders this week; 126 murders this year"