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  • THAT TIME THE LIQUOR BOARD CHAIRMAN QUOTED THE SMITHS

    Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they’re on the campaign trail. It makes them “relatable” or something. It’s rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when referencing a matter of the law; rarer still is a public official using the lyrics of a band as awesome as the Smiths.
  • That time the liquor board chairman quoted the Smiths

    Photo illustration by Charlie Herrick. Politicians and public officials often try to co-opt songs and pop culture references when they're on the campaign trail. It makes them "relatable" or something. It's rarer to see a public official cite lyrics when...

    Lie-In D.O.A.

    On Sunday, 246 people were supposed to lie down in War Memorial Plaza to provide a visual representation of the people who have been murdered this year in Baltimore City. It was a noble idea and one that we were rooting for. Finally, a visual that would...

    The New York Way

    New York City has a problem looks familiar to City Paper readers: shoddy engineering work that leads to collapses and injuries. According to today's report in the New York Times, city officials gave architects and engineers authority to inspect and sign...

    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...