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  • Local film: O'Malley Curiously Announces Support for "New, Existing" Film Festivals

    A mysterious press release came out of the state Department of Business and Economic Development Dec. 11 that's left some members of Baltimore's film community scratching their heads in wonder. The release, sent out by the department which houses the...
  • Permission Needed to Use Official Photos of the Governor

    Poking around on Gov. Martin O'Malley's official web site, we encountered a strange thing: In order to download a picture from the "Governor's Photo Gallery" you need to first agree to the terms of service, which read in part that "these photographs are...
  • Citi = The Prob

    The financial weirdness continues this week with a plan--or proposal, maybe--hatched Sunday night to give the U.S. taxpayers a 40 percent stake in CitiGroup, the biggest (and arguably most insolvent) of the nation's large banking institutions. As I've...
  • We'll Call Them, um, "Bail Bonds"?

    | Image by Newtonian Finances Ltd The New York Times has a story about the Obama Administration's propsal to allow ordinary folks to invest in the bank bailout: As part of its sweeping plan to purge banks of troublesome assets, the Obama administration...
  • Local 44 files labor complaint against Convention Center and city

    Today we were delivered a copy of an unfair labor practice complaint, filed by the Baltimore Municipal Employees Union, Local 44, against the Baltimore Convention Center, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. The complaint, filed June 11, charges Baltimore...
  • Maryland Governor's Cup Winners

    Less than a week after our Best of Baltimore issue named Black Ankle Vineyards "Best Local Winery", the Maryland Wine Festival celebrated the results of the Governor's Cup Competition, awarding Best of Show top honors to Black Ankle's 2007 Crumbling Rock,...
  • The Governor Responds to Suggestions

    Two months ago when Gov. O'Malley opened his e-mail box for budget suggestions, I sent a few lines and links to two stories—one on MMG, the other on Commercial Fuel Systems. Both these contracts are sole-source, shady, and expensive compared to what...
  • Greece and Goldman: Sowing the Wind

    On Saturday night the New York Times posted an interesting piece on Goldman Sachs' connection to the unfolding Greek tragedy. For those who have missed it, for the past week or two capital markets have been fretting over what they cheekily call "the...
  • Journalism Study Focuses on Baltimore

    It looks like more bad press for—and in—Baltimore. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study today on the news "ecosystem" of our fair city. It focuses on how the news is reported and who reports it, how...
  • David Simon: "100 Percent—of Nothing"

    Treme may be over for the season, but you can still get your regular bump of David Simon's articulate ire over on the Sun's web site. Sun television writer David Zurawik put up a post on his Z on TV blog earlier today about a press release from former...
  • Surprise: The Baltimore Peanut Gallery Doesn't Like Bike Lanes

    "I have a problem with marking up our streets with the stupid bike markers.  I can't tell you when that last time I saw a person on a bike in my area. Who thinks up these stupid ideas!" This is a comment forwarded to Nate Evans, Baltimore's Bike and...
  • Mysterious “Corrupt-istan”

    The New York Times' Dexter Filkins weighed in on Sept. 4 with a strange Week in Review piece on Afghan corruption. It reads rather like setting out the equation 2+2=? and carrying on as if it's Fermat's Last Theorem. To explain why the United States...