| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:21 AM
We've told you about the ways Dan Deacon's new album, "Gliss Riffer," "splits the difference between wilder-eyed mutations of his songwriting aesthetic and experimental conservatory fare." We talked with Dan about learning to deal with his anxiety and...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:25 PM
The people in Sowebo, where Martha Cooper owns a house and has been shooting pictures for the last decade, don’t know about her status as a street photography legend, and she likes it that way.
Cooper’s work in Sowebo, which is on display...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:46 AM
Law enforcers' proclivity to deploy their service weapons on young African-American men is now a matter of widespread outrage, due to how often such situations end in killings, even though it's a long-established phenomenon that's prompted one of the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:32 AM
If the "Serial" break has you hungry for Baltimore-centric podcasts, then check out a relatively recent episode of comedian Marc Maron's podcast "WTF" with actor Andre Royo, best known as Bubbles from "The Wire." The episode's great. Royo's shot out of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:07 PM
FROM THE WEB, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER
“David Simon responds to Mike Rowe’s attempt to ‘save’ Baltimore’s reputation after ‘The Wire’”
I didn’t perceive the comments about Simon’s shows,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
UPDATE (Nov. 14): And now Mike Rowe has responded to David Simon's response to Mike Rowe. Got all that? Read it here. We'll stay out of it, except to quibble with Rowe's statement, "in spite of the headline in the article where you were quoted, I'm not...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Is America's best-known relief agency a disaster pimp? Some of the Red Cross' employees are saying so, with documentation to back it up, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica. During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, "40 percent of...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
I have been a loyal subscriber to your service since 2013 and recently have fallen in love with wonderful original series such as "Lilyhammer" and "Hemlock Grove" and, to some extent, the lesser ones such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 1:49 PM
At first, Laura Lippman resisted her husband David Simon’s suggestions to write a crime novel based on the story of Julius “The Lord” Salisbury, a Mobtown underworld character who disappeared in 1970 rather than go to prison, and was...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The Washington Post has published the first and second parts of its three-part series about law enforcers seizing cash from motorists, taking more than $2.5 billion with little in the way of legal challenges despite constitutional concerns surrounding the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Bates | Image by Booking photo Editor's Note: An updated version of this story appears in Mobtown Beat, Nov. 25, 2009
Marlow Bates' stint in prison, where he's been detained since his April arrest for aiding an alleged drug-dealing conspiracy by the...
| Apr 2, 2014
The drama in Annapolis over legislation to add $11 million in tax credits for film and television productions like House of Cards has produced lots of entertainment: the "cough up the dough or your economy gets it" letter from House of Cards' production...