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  • King Me: The life, death, and lionization of Lor Scoota

    King Me: The life, death, and lionization of Lor Scoota

    At the corner of Harford and Moravia, just three hours after beloved West Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota was shot and killed in his car, there is little evidence that anything happened. Some yellow police tape is still up, someone has swept broken glass into an orderly pile near the curb, but that’s...

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    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;...

  • Sisters Sidelined: 300 Men March relegates women to supporting roles

    Sisters Sidelined: 300 Men March relegates women to supporting roles

    It's Sept. 2—the same day as the first of the two Freddie Gray pretrial hearings—and the 300 Men March is holding a women's planning meeting in Walters Bath No. 2, a renovated building that houses the anti-violence organization founded by Munir Bahar and City Councilman Brandon M. Scott in 2013....

  • Dallas Vigils for the Slain DPD Officers in Photos

    Dallas Vigils for the Slain DPD Officers in Photos

    Hundreds of Dallas citizens and police officers attended the vigil service at the Concord Church and placed flowers and prayer cards on two patrol cars parked in front of the DPD headquarters for officers Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith who were...

  • The latest season of 'Orange Is the New Black' is for white people

    The latest season of 'Orange Is the New Black' is for white people

    If you deny something from a group of people for a really long time, they'll be happy with any morsel you throw their way. That's why "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix's hit comedic drama about women held in a minimum security prison, Litchfield Penitentiary, was so successful in the first place....

  • Mr. Wrong: It's free Baltimore Orioles baseball crap season

    Mr. Wrong: It's free Baltimore Orioles baseball crap season

    Hey Baltimore, and deeper still, hey baseball, it is almost time for the real-live Baseball Season, after this long-ass Winter of Our Discontent! On a personal note, I am super-excited to announce that I am very excited about Baseball Season, and I am extra excited to exist on this planet as the...

  • R.I.P. Guido Iozzi, a Baltimore original

    [caption id="attachment_21095" align="alignleft" width="300"] Guido Iozzi, right, in Sun photo dated February, 11 1969[/caption]There are two different stories about Guido Iozzi's hit on Kenneth Hatfield. A source sent one version last week after noticing that Iozzi, former union boss of bosses...

  • Sondheim Finalists 2016: Darcie Book plays with hyperreality and high abstraction

    Sondheim Finalists 2016: Darcie Book plays with hyperreality and high abstraction

    The curdled psychedelia of Darcie Book's art embraces abundance and build-up by way of piled-on paint, latex, and gold leaf—sometimes over birch—and luxuriates in the ways materials drip, fold, coagulate, and clump. The ten sculptural paintings on exhibition all recall the strange, circular set...

  • Mapping Baltimore: A layered look at our city--neighborhood by neighborhood

    Mapping Baltimore: A layered look at our city--neighborhood by neighborhood

    “The map is not the territory,” as Alfred Korzybski famously noted. And data is not life. But it’s information, and it could become knowledge—or even wisdom—if properly considered. We see and think about symbols and abstractions constantly. Arguably, we need them to help us see beyond ourselves....

  • Sunday: A Taste of Summer at The Local Fry

    Sunday: A Taste of Summer at The Local Fry

    July 10  Noon-8 p.m., The Local Fry, 21 E. Cross St., (410) 244-1283, thelocalfry.com, free. Summer is basically worthless without burgers and ice cream. Help yourself to both at this event put on by the folks at The Local Fry and The Charmery. It’s been a rough summer, take some time to slow down...

  • Arena Players' 'Luther' merges soaring slow jams with quiet, stormy melodrama

    Arena Players' 'Luther' merges soaring slow jams with quiet, stormy melodrama

    As you'd expect, this hypnagogic Luther Vandross musical doles out the legendary R&B-er's inviolable songs. Along the way though, it shrewdly excavates the ennui and loneliness which dogged the singer up until his death—namely, endless speculation surrounding Vandross' private life (something he...

  • Lor Scoota

    Lor Scoota

    Lor Scoota performs at Kahlon party at Crown November 2014

  • Best Reason to Drink Local: Louthan Distilling

    3005 Montebello Terrace, (443) 564-5514, louthandistilling.com Hidden in the back of Zeke’s Coffee is quite a small distillery that produces a big drink. Bourbon lover and engineer Len Louthan and his daughter Kelsey produce Louthan Distilling’s Oak-Aged Corn Whiskey. The spirit is aged in clear...

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