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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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  • Best Performance Art

    Of course the mayor likes performance art, she went to goddamn Oberlin. That’s perhaps the best explanation for some of the absurdist positions she’s taken this year, such as when she gave $3 mil that was set aside to help South Baltimore deal with the impact of the Horseshoe Casino back to Caesar’s to offset a cost for which the casino should have been responsible. It’s a powerful commentary on the way money corrupts politics and continually trickles up from the poor to the very rich. Surely, they must have taught a bit of Marx at goddamn Oberlin too.
  • Best Coverage

    Last year, the City of Baltimore was taking contract offers from companies to install smart water meters to improve billing. But, as Mark Reutter of the Baltimore Brew put it, the contract was “greased from the beginning” to go to Dynis, a...

    The Wandering Eye: Waterfront revitalization in New Jersey, John Waters reflects on his career, and more

    The Wandering Eye: Waterfront revitalization in New Jersey, John Waters reflects on his career, and more
    Al-Jazeera writer Jake Blumgart yesterday posted a well-researched story about Camden, New Jersey's struggle to rebound by revitalizing its waterfront using tax incentives. It's a strategy that was essentially invented in Baltimore in the 1970s, on the...

    Market Value

    Market Value
    Walk into Reading Terminal Market, an enclosed public market in downtown Philadelphia, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by an assortment of rich smells and bright colors. You’ll see fresh produce and sushi, specialty cheeses, artisanal...

    Conflicts of Interest

    Conflicts of Interest
    For the first time in decades, City Paper was not invited to the V.I.P. Artscape kickoff party. In fact, Bill Gilmore, the head of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, personally turned Jennifer Marsh, our general manager, away from the door at...