City Folk

  • The Clothing Swap is a free exchange of all those items hanging unused in your closet

    The Clothing Swap is a free exchange of all those items hanging unused in your closet

    On a sunny Saturday in February, a crowd gathered in a large room on the second floor of the 29th Street Community Center in Charles Village: twentysomething girls in boots and scarves, a man pushing a baby stroller, a woman with pink hair, a man in a green tie-dyed tunic and black jeans. Tables...

  • A Green Mount Cemetery tour guide keeps history alive

    A Green Mount Cemetery tour guide keeps history alive

    "Betsy Patterson had some Kardashian in her," says Wayne Schaumburg as he points to the light gray, well-kept headstone of the daughter of one of Baltimore's historical patriarchs, William Patterson. His past-meets-present analogy—one of many that comes with his explanations on his tour of Green...

  • A Baltimore crime lab technician moves through a surreal city

    A Baltimore crime lab technician moves through a surreal city

    People danced their hearts out to the Cupid Shuffle as Rodney Montgomery collected forensic evidence at a gruesome Mother's Day homicide scene. That night a 22-year-old man had been shot in the head several times in southeast Baltimore while various family gatherings and holiday festivities were...

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