The 2015 Screens Issue

  • Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

    Kondwani Russell can be found sitting on his grandmother's step penning prose and pondering the perplex nature of black life in America. His recent poem 'The Baltimore Bullet Train,' a cinematic spoken-word video posted to YouTube, addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, black leadership, violence,...

  • Activist Summer: Kwame Rose moves forward following the Baltimore Uprising

    Activist Summer: Kwame Rose moves forward following the Baltimore Uprising

    During the Baltimore Uprising, Kwame Rose was catapulted into the forefront of the movement when he confronted Geraldo Rivera on live television about Fox News' coverage of the protest and how it perpetuate false narratives about the black community. "I want you and Fox News to get out of Baltimore...

  • Mr. Wrong: Drive-in Movies Rule

    Mr. Wrong: Drive-in Movies Rule

    Before the Summer really does slip away from us all and we slide inexorably into the Icy Death of Winter, I urge you, as a U.S. American, to eat a Snoball, to go to the Beach, and to go to the Drive-In Movies, specifically the Bengies Drive-In Theatre, at 3417 Eastern Blvd. in beautiful Middle...

  • Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Maryland Film Fest's director of programming reflects on Baltimore movie theaters of the past

    Gaze north along the 500 block of Howard Street, and pause to absorb a beleaguered building you may have passed a hundred times without a second thought. Bruised and mottled by decades of weather, exhaust, and disuse—not to mention at least one fire—it may not be obvious that 508 N. Howard was...

  • Hot Fudge Wednesdays: The Thing of It

    Hot Fudge Wednesdays: The Thing of It

    I probably won't live to see this because of all the bug spray I've accidentally consumed, but there are many things I pray for my great-great-grandspawn. Some day, the good people of earth will proceed on electric highways unmolested by futurecops, because all correctional facilities have been...

  • The Resnickssance: Exploring the Wham City and Adult Swim connection

    The Resnickssance: Exploring the Wham City and Adult Swim connection

    With less than a month before the shoot of their next video, the members of AB Video Solutions are keeping a long list in their Old Goucher office of everything they need to take care of before filming begins. There are things on there you might expect, such as costumes and getting permission from...

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