| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:25 PM
A woman whose $1,000 state income-tax refund was misrouted has not been able to get the money back, and every institution involved has pointed at the others.
“The thing that concerns me even more than the loss of the money—which does concern...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:26 PM
Migrants working legally in the U.S. on temporary visas can end up as virtual slaves. They can’t change jobs, they’re often paid less than minimum wage for 80 or more hours a week, and they can’t usually return to the U.S. to sue their...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:25 AM
Early last year, when people started talking seriously again about the decriminalization of marijuana, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she should not be “waving the Schmoke flag of legalization.” She was referring to former mayor...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:33 AM
Thirty years ago, the U.S. Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held famous hearings about what sexed-up rockers like Prince and Judas Priest had been putting out—so-called "porn rock"—and Washingtonian has...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:28 AM
The arrest of Sip & Bite Restaurant owner Anthony Vasiliades for buying two kilograms of cocaine for $50,000 from a confidential U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration source in an Alexandria, Virginia, parking lot, as first reported by the Baltimore Brew,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:36 PM
Arena Players continues its excellent season with a performance of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which centers around a hack stand—or clubhouse where illegal taxi drivers who served the black community waited on calls—in...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:03 AM
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration manager from Maryland, Patricia Littleton, learned the hard way yesterday what not to do with a government-issued credit card: buy school and craft supplies. She's now charged in federal court with theft of government...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:54 PM
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never make anything that lasts forever. Nor will I or anyone else. I suppose it’s possible that human beings will still be listening to Beethoven’s music or watching “The Simpsons” TV show 10,000...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:47 AM
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)...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:28 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:02 AM
City Paper's Year in Photos is a compelling view, but also check out the White House's version. Bill Murray's in there, and Obama with the Easter Bunny, and with Vladimir Putin (and with a koala bear, with Putin in the background), and lots of babies,...