• Free Will Astrology: 2/3/16

    Free Will Astrology: 2/3/16

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Bible's Book of Exodus tells the story of the time Moses almost met God. "Show me your glory, please," the prophet says to his deity, who's hiding. "You cannot see my face," God replies, "but I will show you my back parts." That's good enough for Moses. He agrees....

  • Savage Love: The Wilbur Theatre

    Savage Love: The Wilbur Theatre

    A large crowd braved a snowstorm to come out to Savage Love Live at Boston's Wilbur Theatre last week. Questions were submitted on index cards, which allowed questioners to remain anonymous and forced them to be succinct. I got to as many of them as I could over two long, raucous, boozy hours....

  • Mr Wrong: Enjoy the Silence

    Mr Wrong: Enjoy the Silence

    The Mr. Wrong Column has been Fired from City Paper, Baltimore's Least-Wrong Alternative Weekly. I can't complain, though, seriously, this thing has been running, on and off, since Sept. 30 of The Year Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight, can you believe that? I thank—and you may thank, or blame—Mr....

  • Hot Fudge Wednesdays: Fun with the Constitution

    Hot Fudge Wednesdays: Fun with the Constitution

    Since Jan. 2, an armed militia calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom have "occupied" federal lands and buildings in Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Led by two of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, more than a hundred militants justify the action as a protest...

  • Savage Love: Sound Mind and Body

    Savage Love: Sound Mind and Body

    Down to business: Christmas came and went, and every present I bought for my extraordinary husband could be opened in front of our children. He deserves better, and I have a particular gift in mind for Valentine's Day. My husband has expressed an interest in sounding, something we've attempted...

  • Free Will Astrology: 1/27/16

    Free Will Astrology: 1/27/16

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do you know Emily Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights"? At one point, the heroine Catherine tells her friend about Edgar, a man she's interested in. "He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace," Catherine says, "and I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee....

City Squeeze


City Squeeze: Long live City Paper

This is my last issue as City Paper's editor. After three years and two months with the paper, I resigned to take a position as director of strategic communications for the Open Society Institute–Baltimore. I'm more proud of the work we've done at City Paper than I am of anything else I've done...

Conflicts of Interest


Field Tripping


Field Tripping: Citizening

I haven't had time for a lot of field tripping lately. The ladyfriend and I are buying a house, and that means we are spending most of our free time finding cardboard, folding cardboard into boxes, and then filling those boxes with cats and record albums and clothes—pretty much all we seem to own—in...

Free Will Astrology


Free Will Astrology: 1/20/16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The next four weeks could potentially be a Golden Age of Friendship . . . a State of Grace for Your Web of Connections . . . a Lucky Streak for Collaborative Efforts. What can you do to ensure that these cosmic tendencies will actually be fulfilled? Try this: Deepen and...

Hey Cabbie!


Hey Cabbie: Tired of this shit

Racial issues will be America’s downfall! She has to come to grips with the issue and lean toward equality, by showing it, expressing it, and by all means demonstrating it to the people. Concrete short- and long-term goals and solutions are an absolute must, not lip service, and not the giveaway...

Hot Fudge Wednesdays


It's Gianna Bitch


It's Gianna Bitch: Disney World makes me sick

Look, I get why the quarterback for the winning team at the Super Bowl yells “I’m going to Disney World” when he’s asked about what he plans to do after his big win. See, Disney World and organized sports are huge corporate entities that create recognizable brands and strong customer loyalty through...

Mr. Wrong


Mr. Wrong: My Money is Taking a Bank Holiday in the Toilet

There is a new radio station here in town called the Bloomberg Radio, and it is all about Business, and you can get at it on a radio via Frequency Modulation (FM) at 99.1, and there's traffic and weather for Baltimore and the D. of C., and if you don't have a radio you can use your computerized...

No Trivia


No Trivia: One year later

Last Wednesday here in Baltimore, a small group of protesters, including many familiar faces from the past year of activism, gathered for the 122nd consecutive West Wednesday though it also felt like a semi-official celebration of what was, in retrospect, the start of the Baltimore Uprising. See,...

The Undercard


Savage Love


Savage Love: No Place for Old Dildos

I am no longer sexually active, but I have a significant collection of sex toys from earlier years. I'm thinking of getting rid of most of them, and it seems such a waste for them to end up in the landfill. What's an environmentally responsible way to dispose of dildos? I wish there was a place...



5 Orioles Facts and 5 Orioles Fictions

Fact: Despite all the injuries and inconsistencies, the Orioles are in first place. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Matt Wieters’ season would end in May, that 88 games into the season, J.J. Hardy would only have two homers, Chris Davis would be flirting with the Mendoza...