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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A local cabbie's second book about life behind the wheel is a bumpy ride

    Thaddeus Logan analyzes every potential customer who hails his cab. First, he tries to figure out if you are likely to kill him, and then if you are likely to have the fare. From there, it gets more subtle. “If you seem like you might like opera, I&...
  • E-Reader

    On July 4, 1971, Michael S. Hart typed the Declaration of Independence onto the mainframe computer at the University of Illinois, where he had just been given an account after enrolling at the school where his father taught Shakespeare and his mother...
  • Director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer talk about The Help

    Read a review of The Help This summer’s funny and moving history lesson—about the often uneasy relationships between black housekeepers and the white women they worked for in 1960s Jackson, Miss.—comes via The Help, a film version of the...
  • Black Classic Press founder and director

    City Paper: What are you reading right now? Paul Coates: My reading is strange at this point, in the sense that I spend a lot of time reading manuscripts, books that we’re preparing to republish. So right now I’m reading a book that we&...
  • Massive tome celebrates 135 years of the humble menu

    Menu Design in America Taschen Hardcover We’ll go out on a limb here and assert that everyone reading Menu Design in America has read at least parts of at least one restaurant menu, which is all the background you need to deal with the subject...