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  • Come out for a concert and auction benefiting Mr. Wrong, bid on autographed items from John Waters and David Simon

    Even though Mr. Wrong still appears in the pages and on the pixels of your City Paper, Joe MacLeod, the author of the column and a 25-year employee at the paper, lost his job and has been denied severance by previous ownership of the paper. To help him...
  • Arts & Entertainment

    Arts & Entertainment
    BEST BAND Roomrunner Grunge. Nirvana. OK, now that we’ve gotten the two entries from the “Idiot’s Guide to Writing About Roomrunner” out of the way, let’s actually talk about this band. Roomrunner is really, incredibly...
  • Miss Tony Stands Alone

    Miss Tony Stands Alone
    Gravel-voiced, with the thickest of Baltimore accents, the six-foot-tall, 350-pound, dress-wearing, bouffant-sporting Miss Tony couldn't help but stand out. Radio personality Frank Ski recalls his first encounter with the club vocalist, local radio...
  • Local film crew vets question their future as House of Cards and Annapolis battle over tax credits

    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...
  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm...
  • Agent of Change

    Agent of Change
    Robbyn Lewis sips a glass of prosecco and eats a few fries at Bistro Rx, a restaurant near the northeast corner of Patterson Park on Baltimore Street, a couple of blocks from her home. The bistro is a neighborhood hangout and one of her favorite places...
  • Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale's new charges ring familiar

    Over the last half-decade or so, City Paper has done in-depth reporting about how Baltimore's drug game is tied to heroin arriving from Africa, gangsters who double as gang interventionists, the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) gang's broad reach in prisons...
  • Snapshots of a diverse, DIY scene that crosses borders but stays rooted in Charm City

    I have always thought of Baltimore as a "queer" city. Beyond just the common definition of the word, Baltimore is the proud black sheep of the East Coast megalopolis. A city with as many layered, often contradictory, ever-changing personas as there are...
  • Urged by husband David Simon, Laura Lippman takes on a real-life Mobtown mystery

    When numbers man, sports book, and strip club owner Julius "The Lord" Salsbury disappeared in 1970, he left behind one of Baltimore's most abiding mysteries. His life up until then is the backdrop for Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights, but what happened...
  • Locally filmed crime drama aims for gritty realism but rings hollow

    Jamesy Boy Directed by Trevor White Opens Jan. 17 at the Eastpoint 10 theater For better or for worse, The Wire gave Baltimore an indelible legacy, one rich with drugs and violence-frightening stuff that prompts out-of-towners to ask if life here really...
  • Wire-inspiring gangsters face new prison time

    When they went to prison in separate early 1990s drug cases in Baltimore, Savino Braxton and Walter Lee "Stinkum" Powell had been convicted as bit players in larger schemes. Such was the case, too, when their identities were used-though not their real...
  • Lippman may be living in New Orleans, but she's still keeping her stories close to home

    The Most Dangerous Thing By Laura Lippman William Morrow, hardcover Though Laura Lippman is now based in New Orleans—her husband, David Simon of The Wire, is there working on Treme, his latest HBO show about a troubled city—she’s still...