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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • . . . but who are these guys, anyway?

    The Baltimore Grand Prix has been billed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other civic leaders as a tremendous win for the city and its residents, with a potential $100 million economic impact on the local economy and a $6 million boost to the city&...
  • E-Reader

    On July 4, 1971, Michael S. Hart typed the Declaration of Independence onto the mainframe computer at the University of Illinois, where he had just been given an account after enrolling at the school where his father taught Shakespeare and his mother...
  • Director Tate Taylor and actress Octavia Spencer talk about The Help

    Read a review of The Help This summer’s funny and moving history lesson—about the often uneasy relationships between black housekeepers and the white women they worked for in 1960s Jackson, Miss.—comes via The Help, a film version of the...
  • Black Classic Press founder and director

    City Paper: What are you reading right now? Paul Coates: My reading is strange at this point, in the sense that I spend a lot of time reading manuscripts, books that we’re preparing to republish. So right now I’m reading a book that we&...
  • Massive tome celebrates 135 years of the humble menu

    Menu Design in America Taschen Hardcover We’ll go out on a limb here and assert that everyone reading Menu Design in America has read at least parts of at least one restaurant menu, which is all the background you need to deal with the subject...
  • 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...