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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...
  • 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....
  • Copy editor publishes nuggets of newsroom wisdom

    The Old Editor Says John Early McIntyre Apprentice House The Old Editor is an imposing man. As he walks into Nina's, a small restaurant across the street from The Sun's headquarters, the woman behind the counter says, "Hello, Mr. McIntyre. It's been a...
  • Poet honors Stephen Pitcairn in new collection

    Poet Shirley Brewer woke up on Monday, July 26, 2010 and turned on her computer to read the news online. She immediately saw a disturbing headline in The Sun about her neighborhood: "Murder in Charles Village." The killing had occurred the night before,...
  • 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&...
  • The Black Guerrilla Family gang aimed to show a way out of the criminal lifestyle-until its criminal activities brought it down

    “It’s hard to promote black nationalism when you have a black man in the White House,” Thomas Bailey said on Jan. 6, 2009, weeks before Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American President of the United States. Bailey, a...
  • Even the shortest of short stories have to make the reader care

    Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty Diane William McSweeney’s, hardcover Microfiction is, as the term would indicate, extremely brief. Stories can clock in at less than 100 words. It’s a form that I usually like, two of my favorite collections being...
  • 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...