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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!,...
  • James Franco is way too pretty to play Allen Ginsberg, but he manages to inhabit the poet's idiosyncratic skin

    Howl Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman Opens Oct. 29 at the Charles Theatre First off: James Franco is way too pretty to play Allen Ginsberg. Not saying Ginsberg was ugly—it’s difficult to think of another American writer who...
  • The writer and illustrator talk about their collection of short stories Genghis Cum

    Violet Glaze and Josh Meyers read from and sign I Am Genghis Cum Atomic Books Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. For more information visit atomicbooks.com Writer Violet Glaze and illustrator Josh Meyers slide quietly into a coffeeshop corner table on a weekday...
  • 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...
  • "I subscribe to the Kubrick policy about discussing your own work, to wit: Do not."

    Tim Kreider used to do a cartoon for this very paper and he called it The Pain—When Will It End? It’s not in this very paper anymore, and if you are unfamiliar with it, you should go to the Internet right now and click on thepaincomics.com...
  • . . . 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&...