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  • Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

    Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

    As clouds darkened a remarkably warm Saturday afternoon, a sizable crowd filled the Ynot Lot on North Avenue to mourn and celebrate the life of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old woman who was murdered in Baltimore last week, making her at least the eighth transgender woman of color killed in the United...

  • Judge rules again for Freddie Gray cops in suit against Mosby

    Judge rules again for Freddie Gray cops in suit against Mosby

    A lawsuit against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, brought by the police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death, will go forward, a federal judge ruled Monday.  Judge Marvin Garbis denied Mosby's motion for a stay of all discovery in the case. That means Mosby may have to turn over evidence,...

  • A look at the bad beer bill passed by the Maryland House of Delegates

    A look at the bad beer bill passed by the Maryland House of Delegates

    The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill that some say will take the legs out from underneath the recently resurgent local brewing scene. How did this happen? Let's break it down. Currently, local breweries are only allowed to sell up to 500 barrels a year for on-site consumption....

  • Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn’t

    Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn’t

    After President Donald Trump melted down on Twitter Saturday, it's safe to say that virtually no one in America doesn't know that he is under FBI investigation, again. Although it's highly doubtful that former President Barack Obama ordered Trump Tower's phones tapped, the feds are reportedly looking...

  • Check, Please: The Last Shift at Baltimore's Bel-Loc Diner

    Check, Please: The Last Shift at Baltimore's Bel-Loc Diner

    After serving up customers for 53 years, the iconic Bel-Loc Diner was sold to Starbucks last year. The current plan, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun, is that the diner will be demolished this year. The last shift at the diner ran from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on March 26, culminating...

  • Contact Sheet: A Day at The Bel-Loc Diner

    Contact Sheet: A Day at The Bel-Loc Diner

    City Paper Photo Editor spent 24 hours at the Bel-Loc Diner, the historic eatery at Joppa Road And Loch Raven Boulevard. The diner is slated to be demolished soon to make way for a Starbucks.

  • Saturday: Radical Support Benefit

    Saturday: Radical Support Benefit

    March 25, 7 p.m., The Sidebar, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130, sidebarbaltimore.com, donations accepted at the door.  Eze Jackson, Bruised Ego, the dalai parton, Ninety Six Ghosts, and Kev Kannon perform to raise funds for Food Not Bombs and the Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee.

  • Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    Dog Eat Dog: Two food spots for dog lovers

    In honor of this year's Pets Issue, we wanted to highlight a few of Baltimore's dog-themed and dog-friendly eating spots. Bone appetit! (Sorry) Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, (410) 563-5423, brgrwagon.com Thursday is Koopers Day at City Paper, The Sun, the Transit Administration, and elsewhere...

  • Baltimore City Power Rankings: Devin Allen, OneBaltimore, Trump, more

    Baltimore City Power Rankings: Devin Allen, OneBaltimore, Trump, more

    ↑ Devin Allen The Baltimore photographer's work criss-crossed the nation in the midst of the Baltimore Uprising, landing one of his iconic shots on the cover of Time magazine. Anyone who stopped paying attention after that has missed stark images that capture life here in Baltimore and the spirit...

  • In "Until the Cows Come Home," Alain Ginsberg's poems navigate youth, trauma, and being trans

    In "Until the Cows Come Home," Alain Ginsberg's poems navigate youth, trauma, and being trans

    Let's just get this out of the way from the start: Alain Ginsberg, author of "Until the Cows Come Home," is not the now 20-year-deceased poet of the Beat Generation who gave us the mid-century psalms "America" and "Howl." The last time I spoke with Alain about this connection to the Beat Generation...

  • The Flight From $15: Pugh vetoes minimum wage hike bill

    The Flight From $15: Pugh vetoes minimum wage hike bill

    In a move that surprised no one, Mayor Catherine Pugh pledged to veto a city council bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 inside city limits. "I think it's important that we follow the lead of the state," Pugh, a former state senator, told a press conference in the ornate Ceremonial Room...

  • Best DJ in the Club: Trillnatured

    Best DJ in the Club: Trillnatured

    Since winning last year’s “Best New DJ” award, Jessica Hyman, better known as Trillnatured, has grown to be one of Baltimore’s most sought-after DJs.  Rocking underground venues from Baltimore to D.C. to New York, and now her own fourth Friday residency at Ottobar called All Good, Trillnatured...

  • Vigil for Timothy Caughman and Hate-Free Hampden in Photos

    Vigil for Timothy Caughman and Hate-Free Hampden in Photos

    On Saturday evening in Hampden, the neighborhood where James Harris Jackson lived before taking a bus to New York to kill Timothy Caughman, several dozen gathered in front of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church to hold "Black Lives Matter" and "Hate-Free Hampden" signs as The Avenue bustled....

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