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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances

    In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager...
  • A new documentary film examines U.S. immigration policy through one family's fractured life

    Tony and Janina’s American Wedding June 23 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson at 7 p.m. Visit creativealliance.org for more details. Several years ago, filmmaker Ruth Leitman was hired to make a short film for the “Dreams Across...
  • Maryland lobbyist seeks to overturn mail-fraud convictions

    Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano’s professional reputation has been stained with scarlet letters, spelling out “e-x-c-o-n,” since his November 1994 convictions for seven counts of mail fraud. On April 12—the day after this year&...
  • Third-party candidates fight two-party apathy and Tea Party headline-grabbing in governor's race

    The rise of the Tea Party this election season demonstrates that many American voters are looking for political messages and candidates outside the mainstream Republican and Democratic options. But where does that leave the Green Party, the Libertarian...
  • 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...
  • California man to cooperate with federal online gambling probe as part of plea deal

    “Yes, your honor,” James Davitt said, over and over again, as he answered U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake’s questions during his Jan. 4 hearing in the federal courthouse in Baltimore. He was in Blake’s court to plead guilty...