| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:39 AM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The driest place on the planet is the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. It gets about a half-inch of rain per year. And yet in 2011, archaeologists discovered that it’s also home to a site containing the fossilized...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Timothy Sinnigen set up a fake Facebook account, posing as drug defendant Sondra Arquiett, and used it to post Arquiett's photos and send out friend requests, including to a fugitive—all without Arqueitt'...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot or less will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O’Malley...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Melissa Gira Grant’s debut book “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso) isn’t merely a sobering dissection of how sex work and sex workers are policed and understood in contemporary America, where a woman’s sexual...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Sometime CP contributor Andrew Zaleski has an interesting take in Politico on Uber's fight with the Maryland Public Service Commission—the only one (so far) that has ruled the ride-sharing company to be a livery provider subject to applicable...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Amanda Schmidt and Stewart Mostofsky, the organizers of Fields Festival, an arty mindfuck of a D.I.Y. music fest set against the backdrop of a literal summer camp in Darlington, Maryland this weekend, gather at Red Emma’s and describe with...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Heather Mizeur at Spro in Hampden. Notice the empty coffee cup. (Photo by J.M. Giordano)[/caption] Early voting has ended and all that's left in the primaries is Election Day on Tuesday, June 24th. City Paper caught up with upstart Democratic candidate...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The Baltimore City fire marshal fined an assisted-living facility $2,500 for bolting five separate doors shut last week, after a medical call brought inspectors in for an unscheduled inspection.
“They abated the problem,” Baltimore City...
| Jun 4, 2014
Almost a year after Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso left Baltimore, some city officials and nonprofit leaders are quietly trying to change a central pillar of his leadership policy. The battle has so far played out politely and behind closed...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, www.beartownstatepark.com. Known for its unusual rock formations rather than any actual bears, Beartown is over 100 acres and rich with trails and beautiful sites. Free to visit and open from...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Hailing from Philadelphia, MC Amanda Blank has been blowing heads with the way she works a rhyme for a good five-plus years, though only in the wider public eye for the last three or so. After guesting on singles and mixtapes from Spank Rock, Aaron...