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  • The end is near-are the burbs the best place to live through it?

    Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs By Wendy Brown New Society, softcover In these years of war, high gas prices, political upheaval, economic meltdown, and frightening weather, Americans find themselves united across party lines in a way that...
  • Writer

    City Paper: So I hear you have a new literary project? Rafael Alvarez: I am beginning a book page, sort of a classic literary supplement like you used to have in the old days in newspapers, for North Baltimore patch.com, the AOL local news project. In a...
  • City Paper's 14th Annual Fiction Contest

    No one would be able to make sense of it, not on the day it happened and not in the weeks that followed either. It would be the least explicable to Jacinta, the Dominican custodian who found his body swinging from the sixth floor staircase in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...