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  • Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

    Government secrecy has been thrust into the national debate in recent weeks, with leaked revelations detailing how the U.S. national-security apparatus clandestinely hatched and nurtured a massive communications-collecting effort that some say...
  • The boom in building-busting looks more like a ding

    After more than a decade of small-scale and emergency demolition projects that did not keep pace with the burgeoning vacancy rate in the city's residential areas, Baltimore has embarked on a slightly less-small-scale demolition surge. In the past, the...
  • KAL has been drawing-and occasionally influencing-history for 35 years

    Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher once saved the Block, Baltimore's notorious red-light district. Or at least that's how former Mayor Kurt Schmoke sees it. In a 2012 article, Schmoke, then the dean of Howard University's law school, wrote that in the face of...
  • Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades

    James Owens is angry. "I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the...
  • Ride-sharing companies push the limits of real-world peer-to-peer services

    Since Oct. 17, and at least until or unless a cease-and-desist order comes from state regulators, Baltimoreans have been able to download an application to their smartphones and summon an ordinary car to wherever they are, tell them to drop them off...
  • Events to remind us what it means to be human

    Every week, City Paper is divided between coverage of news and the arts. Baltimore itself is divided in much the same way-split between the tragic world of crime and corruption; and the lighter, enlivening worlds of film, music, art, theater, and books....
  • Robert Curran's Bankruptcy

    When the governor's uncle and a scion of the city's First Political Family files for bankruptcy and tells the newspaper he did it to avoid foreclosure on his home, we've got to wonder. Particularly when that house is a modest thing without a lot of...
  • It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016

    It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016 (Baltimore City Power Rankings, Aug. 7). I, for one, sincerely hope that he runs and wins. With just two caveats: 1) that he wins at the same time the Senate and House of...
  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • Ravens, Ken Ulman, Anthony Brown, Orioles, and Columbia

    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Ravens Just when we're ready to quit on the Ravens this year, they pull us back in! This week's thrilling snow-covered win over the Vikings puts the black birds in...
  • Best Politician

    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-one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state...
  • Disabilities Administration CFO says she was fired for blowing the whistle

    The former Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion state agency has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for alerting her superiors-including Governor Martin O'Malley-to accounting irregularities and financial fraud. Carrie Phillip, a certified...