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  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • The right to give the world its kink has long been exercised-and defended-from an old Baltimore warehouse

    If ever there was to be a Baltimore landmark noted for its ties to free-speech battles, it might well be the historic brick warehouse at 3300 Clipper Mill Road in Hampden-Woodberry, a building that once produced sails for the Baltimore clipper ships...