Feature Articles

  • Travel To Toke: How to indulge out-of-state and overseas

    Travel To Toke: How to indulge out-of-state and overseas

    In 2011, the great writer John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine about, among other things, sneaking away with his old buddy to smoke a joint while shepherding their families through Disney World. His friend had found a forum with a "fiend's guide to Disney World....

  • I'm From West Baltimore—I Can Live Anywhere

    I'm From West Baltimore—I Can Live Anywhere

    I got my passport the summer before my junior year at Baltimore City College High School. Studying a foreign language was mandatory after completing ninth grade Latin. I chose Spanish because my dad was from the Bronx and after his death, I became obsessed with creating a persona for him and thus...

  • Forgive Us Our Trespasses: Restricted protest and property rights at Standing Rock strikes a chord in Baltimore

    Forgive Us Our Trespasses: Restricted protest and property rights at Standing Rock strikes a chord in Baltimore

    The trespassing arrests of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in and around the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota remind me of how African-Americans are levied with the same type of charges in urban public housing projects throughout the country. An eerie similarity exists between the way...

  • Dear Green Place: The many connections between Glasgow and Baltimore

    Dear Green Place: The many connections between Glasgow and Baltimore

    "Play fortresses/ of brick and bric-a-brac spill out some ash./ Four storeys have no windows left to smash,/ but in the fifth a chipped sill buttresses/ mother and daughter the last mistresses/ of that black block condemned to stand, not crash."- Edwin Morgan, "Glasgow Sonnets" Baltimore, Maryland...

  • City Paper's 2017 Weed Issue

    City Paper's 2017 Weed Issue

    In 2014, City Paper put out our first Weed Issue, tying our coverage specifically to decriminalization in Baltimore. Our larger goal was to stop hiding or hedging what we said when it came to weed, and to not only write about weed openly and honestly, but also as if it were totally normal—which...

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