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  • Victims of a 'unique' Baltimore parking problem fight the law, and the law wins

    Victims of a 'unique' Baltimore parking problem fight the law, and the law wins
    Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (14th District) thinks it might take an act of Congress to adjust Baltimore’s parking laws. ¬†This, anyway, was the impression left by an exchange between veteran city councilmembers during the Nov. 17 meeting. Clarke...
  • The Mail: War Protester

    The Mail: War Protester
    As I sit here in my cell at the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, reading the City Paper articles about protestors who are upset that white police officers are killing black men (“This is What Democracy Looks Like,” Feature, Nov. 10)...
  • Wandering Eye: Proof that trickle-down economics are harmful, UVA fraternities fight back, and more

    Wandering Eye: Proof that trickle-down economics are harmful, UVA fraternities fight back, and more
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris has taken a deep, data-driven look at the effects since the 1980s of trickle-down economics, the signature economic-policy achievement of the era of Ronald Reagan and Margaret...
  • Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away
    Baltimore City’s first manufacturing forum took place on Oct. 7 in the Hilton, a deluxe hotel the city spent $300 million to build, which has lost about $50 million since its 2008 opening.¬† Caron Brace, the Mayor’s press secretary, and...
  • Savage Love: Cruel Intentions

    Savage Love: Cruel Intentions
    Cruel Intentions I am a bi male in my early 20s who until recently was in the closet. I have been exploring my sexuality for the past year, and I didn’t want to label myself and open a Pandora’s box of oppression in the American South before...
  • Kimberly Sheridan has dedicated her life to bringing victims of gun violence to light through portraits

    Kimberly Sheridan has dedicated her life to bringing victims of gun violence to light through portraits
    In one way, the front room of Kimberly Sheridan’s Pigtown home is almost empty. There is a futon frame with no cushion and a dresser with an easel on it. Blankets hang from the ceiling to cover the door to another room and the staircase. But the...
  • Opinion: Haven't voted yet? Get on that shit

    Opinion: Haven't voted yet? Get on that shit
    The only thing more ridiculous than that Lil Jon video is the fact that those celebrities felt the need to make it in the first place (even though many of them didn't vote). Why can't you assholes just vote? OK, I get it. You hate the two-party system....
  • About these cynical 'Vote for the Democrats' signs . . .

    About these cynical 'Vote for the Democrats' signs . . .
    Scattered throughout Baltimore, right there along with the typical election signs you expect to see—you know, the ones that advertise a candidate and tell you to vote for them and all of that—are also signs that just say, "Vote for the...
  • The Mail: Bad Monsters

    The Mail: Bad Monsters
    Bad Monsters Obama-looking monster (supposed to be Anthony Brown) on the cover (“Face-Off,” Feature, Oct. 29). Hogan is the more obvious monster, and I find this work by talented artist D’Incau to border on the racist, as well as the...
  • Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table

    Maryland Green Party still struggles for a seat at the political table
    It’s important that I see Ian Schlakman’s office, because it’s apparently a first. It’s a tiny, corner room on the second floor of 218 E. Lexington—just above Sidebar, where a Jack and Coke after 6 p.m. goes for $6—with...
  • Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China

    Baltimore's narcotic history dates back to the 19th-century shipping-driven boom, quietly aided by bringing Turkish opium to China
    With its longstanding reputation as a high-volume heroin town, Baltimore’s modern black-market economy is openly opiated, driving sizeable budgets for maintaining the criminal-justice apparatus to combat it. Far less appreciated, and only opaquely...
  • It's Cold and Flu and Ebola Season: Please to Go Wash Your Hands

    It's Cold and Flu and Ebola Season: Please to Go Wash Your Hands
    Holy crap, I almost didn’t even notice, but it is now officially Cold and Flu season! Go wash your hands right now, seriously, get with the prophylaxis, and I’m not talking no ritual ablution here, I mean you need to get in there and hit those...