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  • Exile On Charles Street: Restaurateur Qayum Karzai's life is split between Baltimore and his native Afghanistan

    Exile On Charles Street: Restaurateur Qayum Karzai's life is split between Baltimore and his native Afghanistan
    Last September, Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president of Afghanistan, made a number of disparaging remarks about U.S. involvement in that country. “America did not want peace for Afghanistan because it had its own agendas and goals here,” he said after pointedly leaving the U.S. out of the group of countries he thanked for helping during the course of his largely U.S.-backed administration. John Oliver, the former “Daily Show” correspondent,  responded on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” by reading a series of negative Yelp reviews of The Helmand, one of the four Baltimore restaurants owned by Qayum Karzai, the president’s older brother.
  • The Mail 3/11/15

    The Mail 3/11/15
    A Deacon in the Night I’m writing with regard to the beautiful Dan Deacon interview by Karen Peltier (“The Influence of Anxiety,” Feature, Feb. 25). Their conversation touched on many of the essential questions regarding music and...

    The one-take illusion of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope' beats 'Birdman' by about 60 years

    The one-take illusion of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope' beats 'Birdman' by about 60 years
    Almost seventy years before “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” won Best Picture for the sustained illusion of being filmed in one continuous shot, Alfred Hitchcock conducted a very similar, equally shticky, though far-more-...

    No aspect of The Contemporary's relaunch sounds like a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but it is a wild success

    No aspect of The Contemporary's relaunch sounds like a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, but it is a wild success
    The Contemporary is back. I find myself at a loss for words that do justice to how fucking awesome that is. We haven’t had a dedicated contemporary art museum putting on shows in this city since 2012. When the museum unexpectedly shuttered that...

    In 'Point Blank,' Lee Marvin kills people, mattresses, everything

    In 'Point Blank,' Lee Marvin kills people, mattresses, everything
    In John Boorman’s 1967 crime film “Point Blank” Lee Marvin’s Walker (just Walker) gets left for dead in the opening minutes. His partner Mal (John Vernon) shoots him to abscond with the score from a recent heist, and he makes off...