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  • David Simon urges Tribune Co. not to sell the Sun to Koch brothers

    David Simon, who spent 13 years as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun before creating The Wire and Treme, has lent his voice to a campaign urging the Sun's owners, the Chicago-based Tribune Company, not to sell the paper to the oil-company heirs and right-...
  • F.U. Kevin Spacey

    Last Friday the Washington Post broke the story of Netflix's "House of Cards" production company trying to shake down Maryland Taxpayers for at least $10 million: Give us millions more dollars in tax credits, or we will "break down our stage, sets and...
  • 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...
  • CRIME FAMILY

    CRIME FAMILY
    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’sLiberty...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laura Lippman takes an unflinching look at the life of a "suburban madam."

    Heloise Lewis gets into an argument with some strangers in line at Starbucks in the opening scene of And When She Was Good (William Morrow, hardcover), the latest novel from acclaimed crime writer and Baltimorean Laura Lippman. The point of contention...
  • Five years after the artist's death, an acolyte recalls the universe he created

    It was the day after Thanksgiving in 2007 when writer Barry Michael Cooper called to tell me that our friend, artist Larry Scott, was dead. For a moment, I was silent, trying to figure out if what I heard was what was really said. "Yeah, man," he said...
  • Baltimore's Ariel S. Winter shoots new life into noir

    Like the main character in his novel, Ariel S. Winter walks out of the Owl Bar at the Belvedere and pushes his way through the revolving door in the lobby onto Chase Street, where uniformed officers still stand guard after the Aug. 10 shootings at the...