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  • The Oyster Counters: On the water with the scientists on Maryland's 75th annual Chesapeake Bay oyster survey

    The Oyster Counters: On the water with the scientists on Maryland's 75th annual Chesapeake Bay oyster survey
    It’s dark outside, and the pre-dawn Monday morning traffic in Baltimore’s Harbor Tunnel is light. I just made a mad dash out of bed, into my truck, and to the ATM and gas station, thinking I’d overslept to make a timely 7 a.m. arrival for my date near Taylor’s Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where I was to jump on a boat with a host of state-employed oyster experts. As I emerge from the tunnel and head toward Interstate 97, I glance at my phone—oh, right, the clocks changed back over the weekend. Knowing I’d be early, I slow down, put on the cruise control, relax to some tunes, and start to think about oysters. 
  • 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...

    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-...

    Mobtown Modern's Night Of "Hard As F#@!" Composition

    | Image by City Paper Digi-Cam The theme of Monday night's Mobtown Modern concert series installment was "Hard as F#@!"--works of modern classical music that are finger-breakingly tough to play, fraught with the kind of quick technical passages,...

    What a Wonderful World

    Future Force Company Commander, a new video game the U.S. Army uses as a recruiting tool, isn't completely realistic. According to Mark Long of Zombie Games, the company that designed the game on the military's behalf, the equipment never breaks down...