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  • 3,013: The Number: Special To Newshole

    Every Tuesday morning for years, I thought up some semiprivate joke to stick in a tiny line of type running across the top of the front cover of City Paper just before we sent the whole thing off to press. It was sometimes an oblique comment on something going on in the world ("Slots, schmlots--how `bout Coinstar?"), others a semi-private joke or message ("We'll miss you, Uli") or just some weird something that popped in there ("Magma"). Then on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, we decided to put the number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq on the top line. (It may have been art director Joe MacLeod's idea, but neither of us really remembers at this point.) I went to CNN.com and found the current casualty count: On that day 1,134 soldiers had died in the "War on Terror." I bookmarked the web page, typed "1,134" on the line, and we sent the cover.
  • Baltimore for Kids

    Baltimore for Kids
    For a city with a soaring murder rate, endemic poverty, and a horribly mismanaged public school system, Baltimore is a surprisingly great place to raise kids. Really! True, city parents have to work a little harder than their counterparts in, say,...

    ON THE WARPATH

    ON THE WARPATH
    When North Point was invaded 200 years ago this September by about 4,500 British soldiers and marines during the War of 1812, the Toms and Jollies rowed ashore in small boats from their warships, anchored in Old Road Bay, just inside the mouth of the...

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER SEASONAL SHOWS

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER SEASONAL SHOWS
    A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.The Olney Theatre Center presents Paul Morella’s unique adaptation of the Dickens classic. Through Dec. 29, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, (301) 924-3400, olneytheatre.org,...

    RITE INANE GLIB MOTTO

    The City That Cuts and Pastes has a charming culture of anagramartisans, who have converted BELIEVE bumper stickers to read BE EVIL, and EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS to EAT BERTRAND'S RUSSELL. In the interest of restoring integrity to the Baltanagram, we offer...