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  • Immortal Beloved

    Immortal Beloved
    When Rita Dove comes to Howard Community College next Wednesday, the former U.S. Poet Laureate will be joined on stage by violinist Joshua Coyne. After she has read a few poems from her latest book, “Sonata Mulattica,” he will play a classical piece, and they will alternate for the rest of the evening. 
  • The Odyssey, adapted by Charlie Bethel

    The Odyssey, adapted by Charlie Bethel
    The epics of Homer, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” probably functioned a lot like rap ciphers. Rhapsodists, MCs, would travel from town to town and improvise lyrics around the story of the Trojan War and the return of Odysseus. The...

    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,...

    All The E Street Punks

    All The E Street Punks
    The Shindig Music Festival, which returns to Baltimore for its second go-round Saturday, takes a different approach to booking than most rock fests. Instead of spreading its bets around, putting chips on as many subgenres as it can to pull in as many...

    Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed

    Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed
    It’s official enough. “The resolution will be able to be passed tonight,” First District Councilman Jim Kraft told his colleagues. “It will be able to go with the Star-Spangled Celebration.”  And so it was that the city...