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  • Cute cats, drunken rants, and great books

    There was a while when everybody who launched a Kickstarter campaign thought it was big news that needed to go on the cover of the local alterantive weekly. And we are hoping that this post does not encourage you to return to that mind-frame, because...
  • In This Week's City Paper

    On the cover, Edward Ericson Jr. comes on down with West Baltimore "outsider artist" Van Freeman. After reading, your first visit, of course, should be VanFreeman.com, where you can spend a few minutes looking around, though it hasn't been updated for...
  • Feature Hole

    Time to play catch-up again. Most of these links are from Monday and over the weekend. Town and Gown: City Paper freelance music critic Robbie Whelan, writing for The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, investigates community involvement, among both students...
  • See Word

    A cute thing happened on the way to court-martial Monday. Baltimore Sun photographer Amy Davis shot Sgt. Jennifer Scala, a witness in a military prosecution of alleged Abu Ghraib guard misconduct. The uniformed Scala was photographed leaving the...
  • IS THAT A STORY IN YOUR POCKET?

    IS THAT A STORY IN YOUR POCKET?
    Most attempts to market books are dreadful. They are either stupid gimmicks that insult the book they are trying to promote or they are simply boring and irrelevant. Baltimore writer Justin Sirois has, however, hit on a way to promote his technobondage...
  • BARDS IN A CAR

    BARDS IN A CAR
    Community building was not the foremost concern of Christophe Casamassima, local poet, Towson University adjunct electronic-media and film professor, and founder and publisher of Furniture Press Books. “That was never on my mind,” he says....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rosa Pryor-Trusty has spent more than 50 years in Baltimore's entertainment industry

    Rosa "Rambling Rose" Pryor-Trusty steps out of City Café and sits down at a table under an umbrella to light a cigarette. It's a beautiful fall day and she's dressed to the nines as usual, her short bob as perfect as her smile. She hands over her latest...
  • Furniture Press Books takes poetry to the brewery and on the road

    Community building was not the foremost concern of Christophe Casamassima, local poet, Towson University adjunct electronic-media and film professor, and founder and publisher of Furniture Press Books. "That was never on my mind," he says. "It was...
  • 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,...