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  • First-person portrait of a pedophile keeps a finger pressed firmly on a painful place

    Tampa Alissa Nutting Ecco/HarperCollins "People who look like me don't go to jail." So says Celeste Price, the insanely self-confident sexual predator who is the antiheroine of Alissa Nutting's debut novel, Tampa. Celeste is pretty and blond, fit and...
  • Justin Sirois sets up a digital hall of mirrors with a book about an app and an app about the book

    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...
  • 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...
  • Experimental writing that aims for a broad audience

    Megan McShea recognizes the importance of established order. Before moving to Baltimore in 2000, she worked as a film and photography researcher for a historical collection. Once here, she held a position for a few years in MICA's slide library before...
  • Apology hunting

    Twenty-one-year-old female here. When we were both 14, my first boyfriend took advantage of me. I wanted to explore my sexuality a little, but things went further than I wanted. One day, we were kissing with him on top of me. We were both fully clothed,...
  • Married to a Slob

    I'm a 24-year-old straight, married female. I have been religiously reading your column in the Portland Mercury since I was 16. Thank you for explaining things that my parents wouldn't and for helping me clear the hurdles of adolescence! I turn to you...
  • 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....
  • 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&...
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...
  • Documentary finds America's foremost daily paper struggling with the future-and itself

    Page One: Inside the New York Times Directed by Andrew Rossi Opens July 1 at the Charles Theatre “You have lived through the worst cyclical recession the publishing business has ever seen in modern times,” New York Times media columnist...