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  • Field Tripping: Getting Historic

    I have one of those sweet day jobs where I don’t generally have to be anywhere on Fridays. I schedule all the stuff of life outside the workplace in that day—dentist appointments, therapy, trips to the aquarium to avoid the stickiness of that place on the weekends—but sometimes that pesky work thing shoves itself in my Friday face. That’s what happened a couple Fridays ago when I had to be at the Maryland Historical Society by 8:30 a.m.—ungodly, if you ask me.
  • Creative Scene-Making

    On the very same day our State of the Arts issue came out, Mayor $RB hosted her Cultural Town Hall. There were a lot of people interested in talking about issues raised in the paper, especially by Kalima Young’s piece on siloing. But, due to all the...

    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...

    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,...

    Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    As a kid, I thought Baltimore sucked. I grew up in the Northwest suburbs and only ventured into “the city” for O’s and Colts games at Memorial Stadium—where I thought I was slick using the binoculars to ogle cheerleaders until...