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  • Wandering Eye: A former CPer helps bring down Cosby, Larry Hogan talks up bipartisanship, and more

    Wandering Eye: A former CPer helps bring down Cosby, Larry Hogan talks up bipartisanship, and more
    Gawker's Tom Scocca is getting proper credit as a catalyst for the implosion of Bill Cosby's career, having in February reminded anyone who cared to notice that the family-friendly comedian has a long trail of sex-assault accusations. Seems like a good time to remind anyone who care to notice that Scocca had an excellent run here at City Paper in the late 1990s to early 2000s, including gems on Sleazefest '99, "Baby Flo-Jo," branding Baltimore, the wetlands of Fort McHenry, Ween, the death of Joey Ramone, and Cal Ripken Jr. Plus, here's the archive for 8 Upper, his singular, award-winning sports column. Enjoy! (Van Smith)
  • Baltimore Orioles ALDS Game One LIVE BLOG

    Baltimore Orioles ALDS Game One LIVE BLOG
    9:20 p.m. O's win 12-3! Lead the ALDS 1-0! Ain't the beer COLD!! 9:08 p.m. Crowd chanting: "We won't stop!" 9:07 p.m. Worried about a post-game pie shortage at this point,,, Who gets 'em? 8:56 p.m. 10-3 O's! Even the Seven Nation Army is...


    BEST BAR Cat's Eye Pub 1730 Thames St., (410) 276-9866, When Cat’s Eye Pub’s founder, Tony Cushing Sr., passed away in 2008 and his son, Tony Cushing Jr., took over, we worried the place would morph into yet another Fells...

    Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Oct. 10, 2001

    The features are Tom Scocca on Cal Ripken Jr., the fourth installment of Eileen Murphy's series on Reservoir Hill, and Nancy Heneson on fear. Afefe Tyehimba's Mobtown Beat uncovers problems at Baltimore Cable Access Corp. The Nose second-guesses the city'...

    Why not again?

    It was one year ago today Baltimore Orioles fans and local media outlets were starting to recognize that there was something special about last year's team. The day before, on May 6, 2012 the Orioles outlasted the Boston Red Sox in a grueling 17-inning,...