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  • The Mail 8/12/14

    The Mail 8/12/14
    Logan’s Drive ┬áCity 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Irving's review of Gunther Grass' Peeling the Onion

    in the New York Times Book Review, Sunday July 8, 2007 In an era when daily newspapers are downsizing book review sections--or gutting them altogether--it's more than heartening to see the Gray Lady let John Irving unwind for more than 4,400 words on...
  • You Had Me at Dio

    ECW Press is a small, independent publisher based in Ontario, Canada, and it just made the S/Hitlist a customer for life thanks to the Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book, due out in September, and its 48 pages of heavy-metal laughs, chortles, and...
  • Hitting Up the New Old Westview Mall Theaters

    Westview Mall has been movie-less for around two years, so while it's always good news to see more movie screens in the area, it's even better to have movie options in the former environs of the defunct Westview Mall theaters, the original Westview...
  • Letters from Cuba: Robert Arellano and Achy Obejas at the Enoch Pratt

    | Image by from the awesome cubastamp.com Ever since its 1959 Revolution cut Cuba off from the United States—or is it the other way around?—the island nation has served as a counter-argument to American exceptionalism. While the anti-Castro...
  • Dec. 1, 1999

    The feature is Michael Anft and Molly Rath assessing the three terms of outgoing Baltimore mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, known as "a thinker in a doer's job." In the Mail, editor Andy Markowitz bemoans the lack of letters from readers, and, with hopes of...
  • Nov. 10, 1999

    The feature hole offers a two-fer: Ian Grey's "The Sixth Sensibility: Why horror movies are back with a vengeance" ("Horror films are all about locating our psychic pressure points.") and "My Dinner With Jerry: Getting down to fundamentals with...
  • BGF Raids Turn Up Evidence of Prison Gang’s Drug-Dealing, But Also Its Ideology

    The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang's alleged drug-dealing and violence, as described in court documents released as more than a dozen accused members were arrested on Apr. 12, are typical of Baltimore's crime scene. What's less prosaic about the...
  • Dec. 22, 1999

    Michael Anft's feature about the impending demolition of Flag House Courts, the last of the city's public-housing high-rises, examines a city program that critics dubbed "a deliberate effort to reduce the density of poverty by reducing the number of...
  • Wobfest 2010 in Baltimore: John Duda talks about the Spokane Free Speech Fights

    Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Early in the 20th century in the Pacific Northwest, employment agencies started charging fees to casual laborers and itinerant workers looking for work, such as in logging camps. Members of the Industrial Workers of...