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  • Copycat Kids Grow Up

    Copycat Kids Grow Up
    A few weeks ago, I started corresponding with Brooks Kossover after I heard his gallery, AmEx Contemporary, was asked to quit using that name by the American Express Corporation. I examined the letter and reached out to the credit card company, who neither confirmed nor denied the report. And so all I could say is that either Kossover, who changed the name of the gallery to Terrault Contemporary, after the street he grew up on in North Carolina, was playing a good prank to bring publicity to his name change, or that the credit card creeps were being proprietary dicks. 
  • Wandering Eye: Celebrating a Fells Point savior, credit card bloodsuckers, and the latest from Ferguson

    Wandering Eye: Celebrating a Fells Point savior, credit card bloodsuckers, and the latest from Ferguson
    For those who had fun in Fells Point during the Star-Spangled Spectacular this past weekend, something's happening tonight that recognizes someone whose efforts meant Fells Point remains a happening place: the late Lucretia Billings "Lu” Fisher. She...

    Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...

    What Are We About to Buy for $1 Trillion?

    On Sept. 18, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that he would seek approval from Congress to create a new government entity to buy assets from U.S. financial firms, to relieve those companies of their debt and prevent a collapse of the Western...

    Putting Two and Two Together

    In recent weeks the stock market has rallied--it's up another fraction of a percent today--despite what would appear to be some sobering realities. Chrysler declared bankruptcy yesterday (President Obama says the multi-billion dollar company will go...