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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Port of Call

    The idea of making the port of Baltimore independent should get some more traction now that former Republican congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley has made that recommendation. As a lefty, I get hives whenever someone brings up privatization, but this...
  • News Hole

    Breaking News: Maryland's U.S. Attorney calls off federal investigation into City Council ethics lapses. Sounds like the right call here. Former U.S. Attorney Thomas DiBiagio and his fishing trips had been completely discredited as purely political...
  • News Roundup

    Change of Scenery: If not for the events in London, surely the changes at Central Booking would be getting more attention. But maybe not? How many changes-at-the-jail stories have there been over the past few years? No Hope: Also interesting in today's...
  • End of the New Century: SEC investigation causes problems for Maryland-based subprime lender New Century Financial Corp.

    | Image by Christopher Myers Most people who have heard of New Century Financial Corp. think of it as a formerly high-flying California-based mortgage lender manned with drunken youngsters who made idiotic loans and reaped millions in fees. But New...
  • Fear This

    Your typical government-sponsored publication is rather bland, designed to foster the calming sensation that your tax dollars are working hard to keep you safe, to keep your loved ones healthy, and to ensure your safety and civil rights. The Terrorism...
  • 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 Count: Addressing The Mayor's Money

    Now that Sheila Dixon is the duly elected mayor of Baltimore, the time is ripe to see how she pulled off her hands-down victory. The money raised and spent on her campaign between Jan. 18 and Oct. 24 is available online, and the question is: How best to...
  • The Companies, Properties, and Legal Disputes of Noel Liverpool Sr.

    Editor's note: Read accompanying article about Noel Liverpool Sr.. Noel Liverpool Sr. entered Morgan State University with the class of 1989. Since the mid-1990s he has engaged in a multitude of business and real estate transactions, and he has been sued...