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Odyssey Works engineers transformative experiences

Ayden LeRoux awoke on the morning of Nov. 12 to find her mother and a stranger in her Brooklyn bedroom. The stranger introduced herself as Kristen Racaniello, a sculptor. She'd be making casts of Ayden's breasts that morning. Ayden began to weep. Her mother comforted her as Kristen poured the...

  • heroes

    heroes

    Heroes heroes by Brandon Soderberg The drawings included here were made when I was in the third and fourth grade. I kept them in a binder with “heros” written on the front cover. I drew close to 50 of these guys (of course, they were all guys); by the pool, secretly in my binder in school, at night...

  • The 2016 Top Ten Issue: The Year In Review

    The 2016 Top Ten Issue: The Year In Review

  • The Year in Photos

    The Year in Photos

    We're not gonna lie, we're happy to see the tail end of 2016. This particularly tumultuous year began with a massive snow dump in the city that stranded residents and threatened the city's homeless with frigid temperatures. It ended on a similarly bleak note, with Donald Trump preparing to move...

  • Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

    Escape to Miami: Baltimore goes to Art Basel

    Escape to Miami Baltimore goes to Art Basel by Maura Callahan and Rebekah Kirkman A pleasantly goofy, neon Keith Sonnier installation greets us at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. In this piece, which was installed here in 2001, colorful straight lines and arcs morph into innocuous,...

  • Theory & Practice: Poly's Preseason in Photos

    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...

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