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  • Spring Heartbreak

    It was raining, but fuck it, it was my spring break, and I was going to get some spring-breaking in, weather be damned. I decided to bike down from Charles Village and over to Pennsylvania Avenue to check out its Star-Spangled Heritage Trail, brought to you by the National Park Service. Mount Vernon and Fells Point also boast these trails, marked by signs regaling us with Baltimore's glory days of shipbuilding and flag-sewing and trolley-riding. These signs are so much background noise, usually, as I'm just trying to get through Fells Point without getting my tire locked up in cobblestones or to avoid getting hit by the circulator as I pedal down Saint Paul Street. Pennsylvania Avenue is a different story, if only because I don't usually head that way, except to get somewhere else. The nearly empty streets suggested I'm not the only one who doesn't find herself there all that often.
  • Feature Hole

    Tongue Twister: David Snyder of the Post gets his mouth around the proposal to rename BWI Airport for Thurgood Marshall. Also in the Post, Johns Hopkins Bayview "Fast Track" director Dr. Hugh F. Hill III triages emergency room issues. Folk Tales: In...

    Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Sept. 26, 2001

    CP's 2001 Big Books issue is all about memoirs. An introduction and two features – Frank Diller on Rick Bragg's Ava's Man and Wendy Ward on the memoir-making sausage factory – are accompanied by a memoir sampler: Stacey Mink on Pamela Des...

    A classic novel comes to breathtaking life

    Gleam Directed by Marion McClinton At Center Stage Through Feb. 5 Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God is now considered a classic, but the book was heavily criticized by Hurston’s peers. Richard Wright wrote, “...

    Why We Still Need Black History Month

    A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...