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  • Obscure charge "misprision of a felony" adds to feds' arsenal to fight "Stop Snitching"

    Last March, federal law enforcers charged seven men in Maryland with conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering based on an alleged scheme to set up a sale of fake drugs in order to rob and kill the buyer. When a grand jury indicted the men a few weeks...
  • City Paper's 12th annual Short Fiction and 11th annual Poetry Contest

    Apparently, many things were down this year. The number of Democrats in Congress: down. The value of the Euro: down. People tuning in to Sarah Palin’s Alaska: down. The number of murders in Baltimore: down (so far). CIA credibility in Afghanistan&...
  • On the agenda for Dec. 6

    Monday’s City Council meeting was nearly as fiery as the five-alarm blaze raging just down the street. The debate surrounded a bill that would create the Harbor Point Development District between Fells Point and Harbor East, on the site of a...
  • For 25 years, anarchist, "psy-ops clown," and former Baltimore club promoter Vermin Supreme has occupied the narrowing gap between the candidates and the cops.

    Vermin Supreme is a meme, according to his music video for his song “I Am a Meme”, which I am watching on my office computer while talking on the phone to Vermin Supreme, who says he is in a “secure, undisclosed location.” “...
  • Our guide to the 2012 Maryland Film Festival

    The think pieces are flying regarding the future of film. Filmmakers and other cinephiles are shaking their heads about the fate of actual film stock—the digital revolution has finally overtaken 35 mm, bringing with it affordability and...
  • Timeline of Baltimore punk

    In the late ’70s, punk rock caught fire in Baltimore, as it did all over the country. The local epicenter of the scene from 1976 to 1985 was a dumpy space in the basement of the old Congress Hotel on Franklin Sreet called the Marble Bar. Sonic...
  • Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin's sexual orientation continues to obscure his legacy

    I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters Michael G. Long City Lights Books, paperback In March 1944, as World War II raged, a 32-year-old gay black Quaker named Bayard Rustin took up residence at the Ashland Federal Correctional...
  • Arizona machine-gun probe prompts dispute over seized Maryland gun collection

    It’s been nearly seven years since 58-year-old auto mechanic and gun collector David Bord made a purchase that has caused him no end of grief: a Hatton Industries machine gun, which he got at the Armory, a gun store near Annapolis, in exchange for...
  • With the Iraq War over, we can stop adding up the casualties and start adding up the cost.

    The number we’ve been printing on the cover or on the mail page most weeks since Nov. 10, 2004, has stopped getting bigger. Its growth has been slowing for years, and for many months now it has gone weeks at a time without rising, not even by a...
  • Sally Hawkins stars in this heartstrings-pulling drama of a 1968 women's labor strike

    Made in Dagenham Directed by Nigel Cole Opens Dec. 29 at the Charles Theater Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes nearly 30 years after the Equal Rights Amendment passed through the United States Congress (it failed ratification...
  • On the agenda for May 16

    The Council’s slim agenda included a resolution congratulating fifth-grade language arts and social studies teacher Margaret May of Mount Washington Elementary School for being named Baltimore City Schools 2011 Teacher of the Year. May is now a...
  • Nine reasons the rich get richer thanks to U.S. tax policy

    For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity-so much...