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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...