This Week

  • Wednesday: J is for Junk Economics with Michael Hudson

    Wednesday: J is for Junk Economics with Michael Hudson

    Feb. 22 Michael Hudson is an economist and former banker gone rogue: That is, he pretty much tells the truth about the financialization of the U.S. (and world) economy, and how debt in its many forms is used to trap and enslave most of the Earth’s population. In his last book, “Killing the Host,”...

  • Friday: Lewis Black: Rant, White & Blue

    Friday: Lewis Black: Rant, White & Blue

    Feb. 24 Is there a comedian better suited for our times than Lewis Black? The man would push himself to the brink of a stroke with his eye-twitching political rants on "The Daily Show" and onstage, and that was during the Bush years. As Aziz Ansari recently joked on "Saturday Night Live," it's...

  • Friday & Saturday: Django Jazz Fest

    Friday & Saturday: Django Jazz Fest

    Feb. 24 and 25 Acoustic guitar, sax, and violin fireworks light up jazz standards (and original tunes) at the Django Jazz Festival, back for its second year at the Creative Alliance. The two shows feature some of the country’s most spectacular “hot club” musicians dancing along the Gypsy path blazed...

  • Saturday: Baltimore's Gifted First Semi-Annual Sip and Shop

    Saturday: Baltimore's Gifted First Semi-Annual Sip and Shop

    Feb. 25 Among the many great works of art at the MICA Art Market back in December was a table of photographs, ceramics, and t-shirts from the youth program at Jubilee Arts. My girlfriend and I bought a wonderful picture and a few ceramic ornaments to give out as gifts, and it didn't cost us much...

  • Monday: "The Ground" Artist Talk

    Monday: "The Ground" Artist Talk

    Feb. 27 The Hutzler Brothers Palace, the city's first department store, pops up here and there in news articles that often associate it with a period of bustling economic and commercial activity in the city. But you might not dwell on it too much, even if you frequently pass it on the way to Lexington...

  • Friday-Feb. 26: "Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues"

    Friday-Feb. 26: "Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues"

    Feb. 17-26 Perhaps in the terrifying weeks following the inauguration you've had the thought, or encountered someone who shared the idea that this presidency is starting to make George W. Bush's reign look like small potatoes, catastrophe-wise. Maybe there's something to be said for that, but it's...

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