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  • Baltimore's Ariel S. Winter shoots new life into noir

    Like the main character in his novel, Ariel S. Winter walks out of the Owl Bar at the Belvedere and pushes his way through the revolving door in the lobby onto Chase Street, where uniformed officers still stand guard after the Aug. 10 shootings at the...
  • Your guide to the juiciest parts of the Baltimore Book Festival

    Baltimore Book Festival is a perennial highlight of the city's cultural calendar, showcasing some of our best organizations, bookstores, publishers, and media outlets (did we mention City Paper has a booth?). It's also surprisingly lively and fun for a...
  • 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&...
  • H.L. Mencken, Small Press Expo, Laura Lippman, and more.

    Sept. 8 Celebrate one of Baltimore's greatest writers, H.L. Mencken, with the annual Mencken Day at the Central Branch of the Pratt Library . Sept. 14 Renowned graphic novelist Daniel Clowes and Alvin Buenaventura sign the retrospective of Clowes' work...
  • 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...
  • In Her Own Write

    Peacock-proud rock writers like to point toward the wild late 1960s and early ’70s as a time when critics’ voices and writing really let the shit fly. But by the time the boys were making noise about rock ‘n’ roll in Crawdaddy!,...
  • 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...
  • Jack Hitt takes us to the edge of obsession in search of the American character

    Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character Jack Hitt Crown Publishers, hardcover From Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity with a children’s toy to biohackers trying to create new forms of life in their garages, America...
  • Will Google Books kill print and paper libraries? Long live the new text?

    The squat building that sits atop the hill that rises to the west from North Charles Street just before University Parkway holds its treasure underground. When you enter the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus,...
  • 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...
  • DJ History takes up the publishing mantle for dance music

    The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries By Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton Black Cat Music has, by necessity, become less and less the dominion of major labels—and so, too, have books gone. Writing of all kinds has fallen prey to a downsized...