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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 17, 2000

    The two-pack of features is Dan Kennedy, on alt-press infighting over flawed journalism that wins awards, and Eileen Murphy, on writer Sophie Kerr and the Washington College literary prize that bears her name. In the news, the Nose pokes around a...
  • SPX Delivers A Weekend of Comix Bliss

    If there's one thing you can say about last weekend's Small Press Expo, it's that it more than lived up to its rep as one of the premier indie-comics shows in the United States. Celebrating its 15th year, the Bethesda-based annual celebration of comics...
  • Print's not dead

    Open Space's fourth annual Publications and Multiples Fair at the D Center (16 W. North Ave.) features an astounding variety of printed matter—and makes a strong case for the importance of actual physical objects in the digital age. On a visit...
  • World Book Night Pre-Party at Atomic Books

    April 23 is Shakespeare's birthday and, in a twist like that of Jefferson and Adams both dying on July 4, the day that the Bard and Miguel de Cervantes both died. Partly for these reasons it is also World Book Night, a celebration of the pleasures of...
  • Remembering Children's Books of Yesteryear during National Library Week

    [caption id="attachment_21247" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pratt Library as seen on a vintage postcard from around 1933.[/caption] Feeling rebellious over our dizzying speed-mad era of e-books, e-readers, digital and virtual realities, I want to...
  • 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...