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  • The Mail: Silo Points

    The Mail: Silo Points
    I totally agree that there is a silo within Baltimore—and Kalima’s final paragraph is a good summation on a way to solve it (“State of the Arts,” Feature, Oct. 15). However, intellectual elitism fuels the underlining problem. It is embedded with racial, class, AND gender AND age inequalities. As a young black woman and native Baltimorean who enjoys the art scene within Baltimore, I have to maneuver  through various circles. While I’m not an artist myself, I have friends and family who practice whether it is painting, music, theater, film, or photography. I try to support them in various ways either by patronizing their events and/or purchasing merchandise. 
  • High Stakes

    High Stakes
    It’s the highest-stakes lottery poor people play. Winners can get their rent paid for life. Losers may end up sleeping on the street. The last chance to play was in 2003. Now the time has come again. For the first time in more than a decade,...

    Best Scandal

    The announcement came earlier this year but the impact was not felt until recently, as tenants and housing advocates caught on to the enormity of the deal: Baltimore Housing Authority has agreed in principle to sell more than a third of its 11,000...

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger
    A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord Watch.") "There was a ruling in favor of the defendant," says Brian Spern, the...

    Putting the art back in street art

    Putting the art back in street art
    I’ve recently spent some time planning a trip to Berlin and I’ve noticed that, on sites like Airbnb, “graffiti” and “street art” function almost as code. On reviews of apartments, the obviously bougie people complain...