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Conversation Artist

Conversation Artist

At a recent meeting of the Filbert Street community gardeners at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center, Chanan Delivuk—a community gardener and artist who uses new media to explore dialogue and...

The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

Here's one story about the West Baltimore corner of North Monroe and Mosher streets: On May 21, three people were shot: one in the head, one in the chest, one in the leg.

Shipping News

Shipping News

As Pride of Baltimore II motors out of the Inner Harbor to set sail near Fort McHenry, Captain Jamie Trost jokes, “If we abandon ship today, you can keep your Pride of Baltimore II lifejacket as a souvenir.”...

Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole

The pungent scent of dye and the whirring sound of a sander fill Lexington Market Shoe Repair, hidden in a back alley of the bustling Friday market scene.

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

There's a two-and-a-half ton granite stone sitting in Kevin Conley's office at the Barre Monument Company. Conley and the stone have a lot in common—both look as if they've been there a while, and neither is going...

Chasin' the Gram

Chasin' the Gram

The English 101 class I teach at Coppin is the shit. Technology is on point, we have the latest everything, and my students are amazing.

In Vogue

In Vogue

"You could tell I was not from Russia," Marquis Clanton says of his trip to St. Petersburg last year. "People would look at me, like, ‘He's not from here.'"

Hometown Tourist

Hometown Tourist

Susan Allenback answers the door and leads two reporters and a photographer into John Waters' library. "His throat's been a little scratchy," she warns them as they wait. A moment later, as he begins to come down the...

Agent of Change

Agent of Change

Robbyn Lewis sips a glass of prosecco and eats a few fries at Bistro Rx, a restaurant near the northeast corner of Patterson Park on Baltimore Street, a couple of blocks from her home.

Sweeter Times

Sweeter Times

It's a quaint term from simpler times: Confectionery.

The Pub Pastor

The Pub Pastor

Churches, like neighborhoods, are anchored to one place. As years go by and demographics shift, it's only natural that a church adjusts to a changing environment.

Psychogeography, Qu'est Que C'est?

Psychogeography, Qu'est Que C'est?

It's late morning on a breezy April Saturday and Joshua Berlow, 54, pulls his light-brown knit cap a bit more snug over his graying hair, adjusts his glasses, and steps back for a better shot of a closed church front. "Wow,...

Pet Psychic

Pet Psychic

Crystals and sculptures of dragons and dolphins decorate Terri Diener's office in a small room in the back of her spacious apartment. Her two tabby cats weave in and out of tremendous piles of papers as Diener settles in...

Mind Blowing

Mind Blowing

Ryan Grizzell, a 41-year-old Army veteran, is blowing a glass pipe, his blue eyes hidden behind protective eyewear as a soft, warm glow from a flame reflects on his face. Various glass rods are strewn about Shockers Smoke...

With the help of a prosthetic foot, Garry Moore still shreds

Polyurethane wheels whir across concrete as Garry Moore drops into the bowl at Hampden's new Skatepark of Baltimore, just before he flies up over the tiles, printed with a Maryland flag, with a slob air. He comes down...

Days of their lives

Courtney Speed points out the Union Baptist Church in Turner Station from the backseat of an SUV. Her friend, Miss Kitty, stops to chat. When a car horn blows, Speed says, "They must not be from here. We don't blow our...

True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office

When Christopher Boardman first started working in Baltimore, at the port in the 1970s, he was already a frustrated writer. In the 1960s and early '70s, he'd penned opinions for the progressive Capital Times in...

On a mission to preserve Baltimore's tradition of public art

When you ask Linda DePalma about her favorite piece of public art in Baltimore, you expect her answer to be something abstract, something contemporary- something befitting a sculptor who was director of education at the...

The Crazy Russian brings the aura of old Europe to Route 40

The Weimar Republic might have ended in Germany in 1933, but remnants of its cabaret culture flew out of the Ukraine 25 years ago, in the mind of a young, ambitious woman from the Soviet bloc, and ended up on a dark strip...

Lance Lucas sees tech as a way out of poverty for inner-city kids

For a guy who paid himself $7,200 for a year's work (and for a 55-hour work week), Lance Lucas is extremely enthusiastic.

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