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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Competition at Southwest Baltimore's "Crab Corner" is good for crab lovers

    This looks to be a banner year for crab lovers. According to the Chesapeake Bay Program, Maryland’s and Virginia’s annual winter-dredge survey results, released in April, showed a two-thirds increase in the Bay’s crab population over...
  • Ratscape, Rebirth Brass Band, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and more

    Big in Japan with Katrina Ford Back in 2011, Katrina Ford of Celebration began singing with Big in Japan (formerly a Lake Trout side project). Making music that is, by turns, crushingly beautiful and sonically smashing, Katrina Ford and Big in Japan are...
  • Readers pick the best movie theater and more.

    Best Rock Band Winner: Fools and Horses 2nd: Beach House 3rd: Loving the Lie Best Hip-Hop Act Winner: (tie) Get 'Em Mamis and A Cool Stick 2nd: Rap Dragons 3rd: Height With Friends Best Solo Music Act Winner: Caleb Stine 2nd: Kevin Hock 3rd:...
  • 2010 Year End -- Jazz

     
    Although in recent years jazz could seem mired in defensive talk about the music's health or its makeup, 2010 felt different somehow. Whether it was the often sumptuous, jazz-drunk taste of New Orleans offered by David Simon & Co. in......