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  • Finding Peace at Home

    After more than half a century of living in the same West Baltimore house, 90-year-old Laura Johnson says she's quite happy to finally be living alone. "I'm trying to think when I was here by myself," she says, with four different versions of the Bible...
  • The Money Pit

    The Feb. 26 rally on Lawyers Mall in Annapolis made the TV news. Del. Curtis "Curt" Anderson (D-Baltimore), Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andres Alonso, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake were among the officials making the case for guaranteed funding...
  • Jeffrey Kent's Preach! seeks to deliver us from the history we may have forgotten

    Preach! New Works by Jeffrey Kent By Jeffrey Kent At the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum through March 31 Yes, that is a blindfolded preacher hanging on the walls of the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum in Fells...
  • How corruption, waste, and mismanagement killed the 143-year-old nonprofit and left dozens of Baltimoreans homeless.

    With Randall Martin barricaded in his Baltimore County home, surrounded by a police tactical team, someone might have gotten the idea that Prisoners Aid Association, the century-old institution established to help ex-cons, was in trouble. It was June 29,...
  • New Jefferson biography fails to examine founding father's use of power

    Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Jon Meacham Random House Of the 11 presidents elected between John Adams and Abraham Lincoln, all but three hailed from Thomas Jefferson's Democratic party. Of the three, two would die within months of their...
  • Maryland GOP leader to answer to federal charges for impersonating Secret Service agent

    After three unsuccessful runs for the Howard County Board of Education, most recently last year, the electoral fortunes of 47-year-old Robert D. Ballinger II were already in doubt. But on June 26, they got decidedly worse. That's when Ballinger, an...
  • Local author's book follows up on the paranoid style in American politics

    Jesse Walker's The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (HarperCollins) is the perfect book for the times. Meticulously researched, broadly considered, and effervescently written, the book limns the murky space between The Crazies and normal...
  • 200 people speak out against the O'Malley-backed project

    Two days after sweeping victories for Democrats on Election Day, Jesse Jackson visited Baltimore for a "Reallocate to Recreate" rally to stop a planned $70 million youth detention center. "We will not win on Tuesday and lose on Thursday," the two-time...
  • Council president wants his fingerprints off law, then double-crosses Ethics Board

    The head of the city's Ethics Board asked Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto an ethics bill, saying it creates too broad an exemption for conflicts of interest. Meanwhile, the City Council voted on Feb. 4 to delay its final vote on another ethics...
  • THE YEAR IN NEWS

    THE YEAR IN NEWS
    The death of William Donald Schaefer¬†on April 18 did not make¬†City Paper’s annual list of the top 10 news events of 2011. It was certainly newsworthy, at least by certain measures: The number of screen pixels, radio airwaves, and gallons of ink...
  • For 25 years, anarchist, "psy-ops clown," and former Baltimore club promoter Vermin Supreme has occupied the narrowing gap between the candidates and the cops.

    Vermin Supreme is a meme, according to his music video for his song “I Am a Meme”, which I am watching on my office computer while talking on the phone to Vermin Supreme, who says he is in a “secure, undisclosed location.” “...
  • On the agenda for Jan. 23

    12-0023 Charter Amendment—Municipal Elections Would shift municipal elections to presidential election years beginning in 2016. The Read: “All of us recognize,” Councilmember Rochelle “Rikki” Spector (D-5th District) began...