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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • What City Paper has done this year is privilege the work of men and ignore the work of women.

    Bob Price is Right Bravo! to the City Paper on its reporting about Bob Price, the unemployed steelworker ("A Millwright's Tale," City Folk, Dec. 12). Finally, a story about an intelligent workingman with insight about the state of American labor and...
  • 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...
  • The strangest questions Amy Webb has ever seen

    Amy Webb's Facebook page shows that, over the last couple weeks, she has been interviewed by CNN, the Guardian, 20/20, Good Morning America, Marketplace, and a slew of other media outlets, all about her book Data, a Love Story (Dutton). In the book,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...