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  • 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...
  • Old and In the Game

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Case Closed

    Case Closed
    The Wire is dead. There will be no waiting to see if the new season is going to be approved by HBO executives. There will be no more wondering what's going to happen to beloved characters when it comes back on the air. There will be no more stumbling...
  • Redemption Song and Dance

    Redemption Song and Dance
    "I'm sorry I let you in the door," Melvin Williams says as he ushers a reporter out of his warehouse office to the sidewalk outside, where the conversation continues. The old gangster has long been called "Little Melvin," and he's dressed all in black,...
  • 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:...