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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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,...
  • Stephanie Barber's new film addresses the quiet risks involved in artistic practice

    Stephanie Barber is a filmmaker, a poet, a teacher, and a musician, but she simply considers herself an artist. Last year, her band Bobby Donnie was named CP's "Best New Band" and she published a book, Night Moves (Publishing Genius Press), which...