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  • Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    “Baltimore,” the song by Randy Newman from the 1970s, features a hooker, a drunk, and a refrain—“Man, it’s hard just to live”—that struck enough of a chord with the likes of Nils Lofgren, Nina Simone, David Gray, and Mullyman that they all covered it. Yet visitors can easily revel in Charm City’s tourist economy without having to confront its widespread desperation by sticking to the well-worn paths between familiar attractions. Taking the risks of straying from them, though, may yield broader understanding that comes from eyeballing some of urban life’s more poignant realities. The safest play, but least fun, is to stay home and just listen to the many recordings of Newman’s song.
  • Annual Events

    Annual Events
    From Fourth of July celebrations in the high heat of summer to tree-lighting ceremonies in the chill of December, Baltimore is a city for all seasons. And lest you have a dull weekend, City Paper has compiled a soup-to-nuts agenda of all that’s...


    Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Maryland had a tea party of its own in 1774, when residents of Chestertown dumped British tea into the Chester River. Celebrate the occasion with a reenactment, colonial parade, street performances, music, and more. May 22-...

    Agent of Change

    Agent of Change
    Robbyn Lewis sips a glass of prosecco and eats a few fries at Bistro Rx, a restaurant near the northeast corner of Patterson Park on Baltimore Street, a couple of blocks from her home. The bistro is a neighborhood hangout and one of her favorite places...

    Patterson Park CDC Files for Bankruptcy

    A row of homes in East Baltimore rehabbed by the PPCDC. | Image by Erin Sullivan On Feb. 17, the Patterson Park Community Development Corp., an East Baltimore nonprofit that tried to revitalize the area north of Patterson Park by rehabbing rowhomes and...