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  • Wandering Eye: A neo-noir crime blotter, data on parking in Baltimore, and more

    Wandering Eye: A neo-noir crime blotter, data on parking in Baltimore, and more
    Routine police coverage, ever a staple of local reporting, was epitomized in Baltimore by The Sun's Dick Irwin, who retired in 2010 after 44 years of slogging out the minutiae of blood and busts, and died in 2013. The Baltimore Guide also has a long history of producing neighborhood-level crime reporting, especially under late editor Jackie Watts, who died in December. But here's a whole other take on the genre: "Jim Knipfel Crime Blotter." Noir-loving Knipfel, writer of the long-running Slackjaw column and author of several books (including 1999's memoir "Slackjaw," which Thomas Pynchon famously adored, and the soon-to-be-released novel "Residue"), has thankfully started re-telling stories of misdemeanors and mayhem in fact-packed, aside-laden, entertaining prose on the regular. When one reads a sentence like this—"It became the first murder ever recorded in the little town of Duck (and let's not even get started with that name), but you gotta admit it's a pretty memorable one, what with the Antichrist killing a guy in church and all"—more is a tantalizing necessity. (Disclosure: I used to share an office with Knipfel when we both were staff writers for the now-defunct New York Press.) (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fighting peanut allergies, a young IT guy gains 'internet millionaire' status, and more
    The growing prevalence of peanut allergies among youngsters is a confounding public-health frustration, prompting institutional responses (e.g., schools banning kids from bringing to school anything with nuts in them) that deprive unaffected kids of a...

    The Mail 2/25/15

    The Mail 2/25/15
    Kinked Off We are writing to express our disappointment and displeasure with the article, “One Night at a Curtis Bay Sex Party,” written by Rachel Anne Warren (Feature, Feb. 10). The article gives a very skewed perception of the BDSM scene...

    Wandering Eye: The disparities in rich and poor school districts, following up with people shamed online, and more

    Wandering Eye: The disparities in rich and poor school districts, following up with people shamed online, and more
    Krist Boardman is a prison nurse, true-crime writer, and aspiring politician from Harford County. When City Paper last caught up with him a year ago, he had under his belt a number of titles, including "Crimes of Passion," "Kinky Killers," and "Cold...

    True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday

    True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday
    Sara Lautman wanted to screen just one movie: "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby," a 1999 film featuring Natasha Lyonne and Vincent Gallo that tracked the escapades of two women on the run from a mental institution and toward relief from eating...