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  • Hot Wheels

    Hot Wheels
    A caravan of miniature automobiles sets the scene: A white van, a box truck, and a cop car hang in a queue on the right side of the gallery. The flip-phone-size map labeled MD/NY and road signs for I-70 and Route 40 only slightly diminish the feeling of lostness. Strangely reminiscent of the all-too-familiar Baltimore-NYC trajectory, Nicholas Buffon’s show “Hit the Road,” at Freddy Gallery through Oct. 4, glorifies the paraphernalia of the American Road Trip while bypassing its substances—the cityscapes and landscapes through which one passes.
  • Best Ad Campaign

    Ocean City commercials with Ken doll mascot Rodney the lifeguard hasn’t really sold us any days downy ocean hon, but this year’s focus on the wasted vacation day hits home hard (get it?). Get the fuck out of your life when you get paid not...

    Dead Men Riding Shotgun

    Dead Men Riding Shotgun
    This is what rolled with me as I logged nearly 4,000 miles—Baltimore to the Great Lakes to Maine and back home to Crabtown—in a Toyota pickup this summer. A blue heart for guitarist Johnny Winter, who died on the first night of the trip,...

    The Daft and the Spurious

    The Daft and the Spurious
    The Trip to Italy Directed by Michael Winterbottom Opens Sept. 5 at the Charles Theatre They’re ba-ack! Aloof, self-satisfied British comedian/actor Steve Coogan (played by Steve Coogan) and his friend, Welsh comic, actor, and impressionist...

    Summer Reading Challenge

    Well, I’ve got to admit I haven’t had time to take a real field trip in the last couple of weeks, unless you call shoving all my personal crap into boxes that I should probably just have set on fire and then hiring a couple of guys to drag...