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  • Crunk-A-Bee's: In praise of Applebee's in White Marsh

    Crunk-A-Bee's: In praise of Applebee's in White Marsh

    Parenthood, especially when it's coupled with the energy-draining stressors of work responsibilities, and marriage, makes you do strange things—things that the single, childless version of you might have turned your nose up at. For me, it means that about once a week, my husband and I slip off...

  • A tour of some of the best bars for affordable booze and priceless conversation

    A tour of some of the best bars for affordable booze and priceless conversation

    In search of a more adventurous night out in Baltimore, I skipped my usual weekend dance parties in favor of Baltimore's storied neighborhood bars. Over a whirlwind of a week, I dragged along a few friends to visit a bunch of Baltimore's dive bars, corner joints, and neighborhood watering holes....

  • Murder Ink 1/11/17: 3 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    Murder Ink 1/11/17: 3 murders this week, 6 murders this year

    There was an element of luck in this week's low number of homicides: there were 11 non-fatal shootings reported as well. The police department says it is solving more murders, but its clearance rate for 2016, just under 40 percent, is still lower than other big cities, and those other cities' rates...

  • Thomas Dolby's 'The Speed Of Sound' is not like most rock memoirs

    Thomas Dolby's 'The Speed Of Sound' is not like most rock memoirs

    Much as the Parisian bourgeoisie of the late-19th century lived in an era of the novel, we are living in an era of the rock 'n' roll memoir. In the past six months alone we've gotten self-penned accounts by Bruce Springsteen, Robbie Robertson, Johnny Marr, Maurice White, Phil Collins (his sadly...

  • Photographer Shawn Young sees Baltimore differently

    Photographer Shawn Young sees Baltimore differently

    I sat on North Avenue one afternoon in mid-October during an abnormally hot day, the kind when global warming smirks at us, specifically Baltimore. I was there to catch up with Sandtown-Winchester photographer Murshaun Young, Shawn to friends, "Freeze" to some, @MrFreezePhotography to his Instagram...

  • Dasean Mcelveen, an artist involved with Baltimore Youth Arts, was killed Thursday night

    Dasean Mcelveen, an artist involved with Baltimore Youth Arts, was killed Thursday night

    Dasean Mcelveen, a 17-year-old boy from East Baltimore, was killed Thursday night around 8:30 p.m., on the 1700 block of Abbotston Street in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood. According to police, Mcelveen had been walking with a 20-year-old man when a black van pulled up alongside...

  • ABOUT CITY PAPER

    ABOUT CITY PAPER

    Since 1977... ...Baltimore City Paper has been dedicated to giving the Baltimore metropolitan area an alternative source of news and opinions on local politics, communities, culture, and the arts. More than 300,000 readers turn to us every week for Baltimore's most comprehensive calendar of events;...

  • Elderly and disabled residents in J. Van Story Branch public housing live among bed-bugs and fight for basic repairs

    Elderly and disabled residents in J. Van Story Branch public housing live among bed-bugs and fight for basic repairs

    Michelle Owens, 72, sits in a wheelchair outside her apartment in the J. Van Story Branch Senior Apartments enjoying the fresh air. She rarely goes outside these days because it is so dangerous, she says, but her son is visiting for the day from Philadelphia so she feels safe. He listens; she vents....

  • Two Baltimores: The White L vs. the Black Butterfly

    Two Baltimores: The White L vs. the Black Butterfly

    Baltimore is a city that is hypersegregated into two parts. Because of 105 years of racist policies and practices, Baltimore’s hypersegregated neighborhoods experience radically different realities. Due to this dynamic, the white neighborhoods on the map that form the shape of an 'L' accumulate...

  • Nasty Women & Bad Hombres

    Nasty Women & Bad Hombres

    Jan. 20 If you want to check off as many anti-Trump activities in one place tonight, the Creative Alliance is the place to do it. Here you can take a swipe at a pinata, watch a drag show hosted by Betty O'Hellno (who recently wowed me with her Bacchus-chic, Franzia-soaked burlesque act at the Crown),...

  • Everything Dies Eventually: R.I.P. Vine, shout-out to Semi

    Everything Dies Eventually: R.I.P. Vine, shout-out to Semi

    The best Vines, well, they built whole worlds. Consider Semi, a high school-aged ringtone rapper on accident from Edgewood who garbled out a mumbling, stumbling rap back in 2013 and went very viral. Semi's Vine was titled "another 6 sec rap," and it was a catchy, compelling rap over a shrimpy synth...

  • Sunday: Vermin Supreme

    Sunday: Vermin Supreme

    Jan. 22 Vermin Supreme loves the smell of ponies in the morning. Rob Potylo loves serenading riot cops to the tune of  “Hotdogs & Applesauce.” Both like bringing a McD’s “McRib Is Back” banner to those let’s-show-everyone-giant-posters-of-dead-fetuses anti-abortion rallies, then insisting that...

  • Boozy Movies: Three liquor-fueled flicks you maybe haven't seen

    Boozy Movies: Three liquor-fueled flicks you maybe haven't seen

    "Mean Streets" Currently streaming on Amazon Instant and iTunes Of all the films that explore director Martin Scorsese's wounded Catholicism, the story of Charlie (Harvey Keitel) and his self-flagellating friendship with perennial fuck-up Johnny Boy (Robert DeNiro) is perhaps the most iconic and...

  • Murder Ink 1/18/17: 5 murders this week, 11 murders this year

    Murder Ink 1/18/17: 5 murders this week, 11 murders this year

    Because of an early deadline associated with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, this week's Murder Ink covers only the five days from Monday afternoon, January 9 through Friday afternoon, January 13. City Paper will include the weekend's murders (if any) in the next Murder Ink. Monday, January...

  • Baltimore's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Photos

    Baltimore's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Photos

    City Paper freelance photographer Josh Sinn shot this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade using film only. 

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