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  • The House that Mencken Built

    The House that Mencken Built
    When the Sunpapers bought City Paper last spring, we were uncertain, to say the least. We’d been through a heavy battle with our old owners. We’d been for sale for a long time. We were tired. And then the paper against which the City Paper had always defined itself as an “alternative” bought us. 
  • More Mencken

    More Mencken
    As a student, Marion Elizabeth Rodgers was intending to write a master’s thesis on the poetry of T. S. Eliot, when she stumbled upon a box of letters between H. L. Mencken and his wife, Sara, at the Goucher* Library. That chance encounter led to her...

    A daily newspaper company buying the alt-weekly in its market is not unprecedented, though the results are varied

    The questions swirling around the Baltimore Sun Media Group's (BSMG) purchase of City Paper are many and varied, from whether City Paper stories will get put behind the Sun paywall to whether the City Paper will continue to exist at all, and if it does,...

    What was once unthinkable is the new reality

    Well, well, well, how the worm does turn. Back in 1977, if I'd have told my father that one day there'd be a bronze statue of Frank Zappa at the corner of Eastern Avenue and South Conkling Street, he'd have said, "Better stop smoking that shit, Ace."...

    Baltimore Sun Media Group, BCPS, Inspector General, City Paper, and House of Cards

    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Baltimore Sun Media Group Amid endless uncertainty in the newspaper industry and at its parent Tribune Company, BSMG made what can only be described as a good move...