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  • Stuff White People Like to Write About

    Stuff White People Like to Write About
    To be white and write about race is to fail at writing about race. That is the best you can do. This should embolden contemporary white authors to just go for it and attempt a statement on one of the most pressing and knotty issues of our time because they’ve got nothing to lose really (American writers are overwhelmingly white and male, as are their critics; they’ll survive any critiques lobbed their way). Instead, most avoid the topic altogether and hand the duties over to the anointed authors of color such as Junot Diaz, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Zadie Smith.
  • A Slimy Recess

    A Slimy Recess
    I for one am swollen with relief at the realization that our long national nightmare of never being able to sue the President of the United States of America is nearly at a close. Gone are the dark days spent looking for someone to blame and...

    From Elsewhere

    From Sunday's Newsday, Long Island theater producer Fred De Feis, of Arena Players, to stage priestly pedophilia play inspired in part by Baltimore priest, A House Divided. And from Sunday's New York Times, Atomic Books co-owner (and occasional CP...

    Hard-Boiled Anniversary

    Today marks the 75th anniversary of Dashiell Hammet's The Maltese Falcon. What, you ask, does that have to do with local news and culture? Well, Hammet was born in 1894 in St. Mary's County and raised in Baltimore (and Philadelphia), that's what. To...

    Beyond the Beltway

    Bear Attack: According to Rotten Tomatoes, Chip Silverman and Miles Harrison Jr.'s 2001 book Ten Bears--which tells the tale of Morgan State University's circa-1970 lacrosse team, the first all-black lax squad--is officially under development at Warner...