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Theory & Practice: Poly's Preseason in Photos

Senior forward De'Vondre Perry, who recently committed to temple university, finishes an ab circuit. Theory & Practice Poly's Preseason in Photos Photos and Text By Reginald Thomas II Last season the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly) men's varsity basketball team went 20-4—undefeated in the...

  • Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty

    Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty

    This article is published in partnership with Washington Monthly. The row house on Cecil Avenue was just like any other in the East Baltimore neighborhood where Rafiq Shaw lives. But one chilly day in December 2015, he had the bad luck to be walking by right as the police were getting ready for...

  • City Paper's 2016 Holiday Event Guide

    City Paper's 2016 Holiday Event Guide

    Two weeks ago in our annual Holiday Gift Guide, City Paper told you what to buy for your loved ones, work buddies, and acquaintances—in between processing the pending Trump presidency—and this week, City Paper offers up a list of the events you should drag your loved ones, work buddies, and acquaintances...

  • A Thanksgiving reflection on what is said, and what is left unsaid

    A Thanksgiving reflection on what is said, and what is left unsaid

    I stand at the top of the stairs and cannot remember why I have climbed them. Am I heading to the left, into my son's bedroom? Right, into my study? Straight-ahead, into the bathroom? I try to retrieve the errand that has sent me up all three flights of stairs on this Thanksgiving morning with...

  • After Trump's win, a brief moment to mourn

    After Trump's win, a brief moment to mourn

    Many months ago, after too many shots of vodka with friends, I made a foolish bet on the presidential election. I placed my bet on Hillary Clinton. I was joined by my Russian friend Yury, who also thought Hillary would win. (Our respective partners believed Trump would prevail.) If our candidates...

  • An open letter to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump

    An open letter to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump

    You have told me that the media is biased against you and people like you—retired Navy submariners with Top Secret security clearances that they have never betrayed, construction managers who work as Christian missionaries on the side, mid-level insurance executives who, three years after an expensive...

  • Signs Of Life: Moments of tragic optimism amid a Trump victory

    Signs Of Life: Moments of tragic optimism amid a Trump victory

    America has over the past couple years felt a lot like the '60s, what with all the protest, unabashed racism, passionate youth, genuine generational cleaving, and this whole second civil rights movement brewing. "A demented and seductive vertical tension was building in the community...The jitters...

  • In Trump's America, how do we care for our children?

    In Trump's America, how do we care for our children?

    As I'm writing this, Baltimore County Schools superintendent Dallas Dance is in some hot water. Dance retweeted a tweet from Josh Starr, CEO of the international educators' group Phi Delta Kappa International. The tweet read: "Educators: tomorrow pls show your muslim, black, latino, jewish, disabled...

  • 'It Is Our Duty...': Dispatches from a week of anti-Trump protests

    'It Is Our Duty...': Dispatches from a week of anti-Trump protests

    On Wednesday night in front of MICA's Fred Lazarus IV Center, Tawanda Jones held the 172nd installment of West Wednesday, a weekly event dedicated to her brother Tyrone West—who was killed in police custody in 2013—and to all other victims of police brutality. But Jones also addressed the current...

  • Holiday Gift Guide 2016

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016

    Oh, my god, you guys, the election has happened, and we have to keep moving forward somehow. For some of us that may mean going about this time of year as usual, though with a more pained smile, soaking in the season’s changes, decorating for the holidays, buying gifts, and spending time with family....

  • Baltimoreans craft a to-do list for new mayor and city council

    Baltimoreans craft a to-do list for new mayor and city council

    TO DO The citizens of Baltimore draw up a list of 100 directives for new city leaders Welcome, new mayor and city council members. Because City Paper had to go to press at midnight on Monday, before the election results were in, we weren’t certain who our leaders would be so consider the following...

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