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  • Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely understood, is the role another poppy-derived narcotic—opium—had in forming Baltimore’s 19th-century fortunes, when trade with China helped fuel the city’s shipping boom.  In fact, merchant John O’Donnell was the first to bring goods from the Chinese city Canton to Baltimore and it was such a boon that he named his waterfront plantation Canton, and the name for the area persists today (along with its O’Donnell Square).
  • BMA 100th Anniversary

    BMA 100th Anniversary
    Man, it seems like something or another has been under construction for so long at the BMA that Matisse himself may have still been alive the last time the whole museum was open. The American wing, and the grand front entrance, are reopening, though, just...

    Visual Arts Calendar

    Visual Arts Calendar
    OCTOBER “Read The Recap, Skip The Show” Through Oct. 25, Guest Spot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N. Calvert St., [718]541-9672guestspot.org “Taysir Batniji: Full Bleed” Through Oct. 25, Lease Agreement, 3718 Ellerslie Ave., ...

    Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    Beware getting too attached to Baltimore, as doing so may ruin your love of anyplace else. It happened famously to the late poet Ogden Nash, who, in explaining why he and his wife cut short their Manhattan residency to return to her hometown, wrote,...

    Dining

    Dining
    Eating out in Baltimore was, for a long time, a mostly predictable and provincial enterprise: Local seafood and a handful of regional specialties like soft crabs, crab soup, and crab cakes, plus tried-and-true riffs on continental cuisine, were the best...