Story | May 7, 2014 | 1:06 PM
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Story | Oct 7, 2014 | 9:48 AMSix years ago, you meet a woman at Red Emma’s. She passes through Baltimore a few times after, always doing medical studies and going on about African street kids. There is a loose connection maintained over social media. Then she tells you she is selling her eggs to save the world. You stop what you are doing. You follow her on that mission around the states on couches as she pumps herself full of hormones. You follow her to Liberia. You help her where you can. You see what she is fighting for. You are happy to use your Peace Corps training to make her mission tighter. You understand why she must go to such lengths.
Story | May 7, 2014
You never appreciate how smartly written Lena Dunham's Girls is until you watch a mediocre variation on the same theme. Fort Tilden, the debut picture from writer-directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers (with co-writer Brian Lannin), is also an...
Story | Sep 11, 2013
Subtle Bodies Norman Rush Knopf The narrative voice in Norman Rush's National Book Award-winning Mating was singular and staggeringly brilliant. It dealt with big ideas and bigger passions. His second novel, Mortals, was as ambitious as Mating but its...
Story | Jan 12, 2011
Baltimore is awash in “czars” these days, each charged with a seemingly insurmountable task in our damaged city. These folks tend to be hopeful, difficult-to-discourage types; Nate Evans, bike planner, and Holly Freishtat, food policy...