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  • Sympathy for the plagiarist

    Sympathy for the plagiarist
    Many years ago—it was at least 15; might’ve been more than 20—I called up the cartoonist Peter Mueller to ask about a cartoon of his called “Mental Floss.” I don’t remember what I needed to know. I might have just...
  • Free Comic Book Day In Baltimore

    There are a few high holidays on the comic book nerd calendar. Free Comic Book Day, which takes place this Saturday, May 3, is one of the highest. Each year, the comic book stores of America dole out a myriad of free floppys to both entice the newbies and...
  • The Mail 8/12/14

    The Mail 8/12/14
    Logan’s Drive  City Paper’s July 23 column by Thaddeus Logan, “The Hopkins Hustle” (Hey Cabbie), was poignant. God bless cabbie Logan for showing compassion towards that desperate father trying to get his dying baby to the...
  • 1950 - 2013

    When Richard Ben Cramer* died of lung cancer last January, he was primarily remembered for his monstrously great book on the 1988 presidential elections, What It Takes. Ezra Klein of The Washington Post said the book changed his life and, after Cramer...
  • SOUND TRUMPS STUFF

    SOUND TRUMPS STUFF
    Al Margolis is mulling over a new idea for how he’s going to release his music in the near future: with stuff that doesn’t contain music at all. By phone, the New York-based veteran DIY sound artist (aka If, Bwana) and improviser says that he&...
  • FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

    FILM REVIEW: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
    Half of a Yellow Sun Directed by Biyi Bandele Opens at the New African Films Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre March 13; additional screening March 16, followed by discussion with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -------------------- In many ways, ...
  • Box Brown takes pro wrestling very seriously

    Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Box Brown Philadelphia-based cartoonist and professional-wrestling superfan Box Brown, who released Andre the Giant: Life and Legend last week, can easily recall his earliest memory of Andre the Giant. Given his graphic...
  • Lydia Davis is master of white space

    Can't and Won't Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus, and Giroux The latest collection of short stories by Lydia Davis creates full-scale worlds in a single sentence. The End. It would be appropriate-or at least tempting- to review her new collection, Can't and...
  • Strum und Twang 3/19/14

    Strum und Twang 3/19/14
    • Bluegrass and Baltimore go way back. Appalachian migrants flooded the city looking for work in the 1940s and '50s, bringing their hillbilly pastimes with them. Local author Tim Newby chronicles this story in his book Hard Drivin': The Story of...
  • True-crime writer Chris Boardman lionizes cops, remembers victims, nurses inmates, and runs for office

    When Christopher Boardman first started working in Baltimore, at the port in the 1970s, he was already a frustrated writer. In the 1960s and early '70s, he'd penned opinions for the progressive Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., and missives for the Distant...
  • Veteran underground musician Al Margolis reflects on changing music formats and commodity

    Al Margolis is mulling over a new idea for how he's going to release his music in the near future: with stuff that doesn't contain music at all. By phone, the New York-based veteran DIY sound artist (aka If, Bwana) and improviser says that he's...
  • Brilliant adaptation follows a family through Nigeria's brutal Biafran War

    Half of a Yellow Sun Directed by Biyi Bandele Opens at the New African Films Festival at the AFI Silver Theatre March 13; additional screening March 16, followed by discussion with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie In many ways, Half of a Yellow Sun,...