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  • Star Spangling

    I feel like I’ve been star-spangled celebrating since I arrived in Baltimore three years ago. My first bike ride was out to Fort McHenry where I found myself actually tearing up a little at the Visitor’s Center film. That part where the star-spangled banner is waving and the song is playing and then the screen rises slowly to expose a view of the Star-Spangled Banner waving out over the fort? Even my deeply cynical heart can melt a bit, at least until I start to remember the terrible shit that’s been done in the name of patriotism and war. Then I started researching the War of 1812 for a book project about Baltimore museums, and suddenly I knew more about the War of 1812 than 99 percent of people I know. Lo and behold, I was leading bicycle tours of historic sites related to the war and writing blogs about the Battle Monument and Fort McHenry and co-writing a water ballet about the war and pretty much annoying all of my friends and neighbors with War of 1812 factoids. I was deep in it, sunk down in the details, and by the time the big celebration weekend came around, I was, frankly, War of 1812-ed OUT.
  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...

    Super Fans to the Rescue

    Super Fans to the Rescue
    In the fifth inning at Camden Yards, the cameras leave the field and turn to the stands to find the “Fan of the Game.” The big screen over the scoreboard shows a smiling dude in an O’s jersey and an orange hard hat waving an Orioles...

    Brewing Up Change

    Brewing Up Change
    At the start of a recent morning interview in one of the book-lined rooms of Thomas Ward's Bolton Hill house, the former longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and just-appointed chair of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board forbids a reporter...

    Finances in race for Baltimore sheriff get interesting

    Finances in race for Baltimore sheriff get interesting
    The latest campaign-finance reports filed by Democrats in the race for Baltimore sheriff show long-time incumbent John Anderson having the highest cash balance, with one challenger—Richard Parker—close behind and another—Donoven Brooks&...