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  • Tangled up in blue, a sublime color of mystery and distance

    Tangled up in blue, a sublime color of mystery and distance
    Before I get going, I recommend opening up this YouTube link to Derek Jarman's film "Blue" in a separate tab and letting it stream as you read this post.
  • THE MALADY OF KNOWLEDGE

    THE MALADY OF KNOWLEDGE
    There was a time when the arts and sciences weren’t so divided. There was no specialization and people aspired to universal knowledge. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was probably the last person to be able to make some claim to know everything. But...

    CRIME FAMILY

    CRIME FAMILY
    When numbers man, sports book, and strip club owner Julius “The Lord” Salsbury disappeared in 1970, he left behind one of Baltimore’s most abiding mysteries. His life up until then is the backdrop for Barry Levinson’sLiberty...

    NO-TELL HOTEL

    NO-TELL HOTEL
    Jason Curtis rides a Segway through Mount Vernon with Baltimore City police officers on a Friday night. Curtis is usually chipper, a master of vibrancy. He is the head of the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association and challenged Carl Stokes for the 12th...

    FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

    FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
    Half of a Yellow Sun Directed by Biyi Bandele Opens at the New African Films Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre March 13; additional screening March 16, followed by discussion with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -------------------- In many ways, ...