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The Walking Issue

The Flâneur This week City Paper steps off the beaten track with a Walking Issue. It is June in Baltimore, that narrow sliver of time between our miserable wet spring and our baking hot summer when it is still pleasant to be outside and wander around our city. All old cities, like Baltimore, were...

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  • Hundreds gather in Station North to mourn Orlando victims

    Hundreds gather in Station North to mourn Orlando victims

    A crowd of hundreds filled the Ynot Lot in Station North to capacity and spilled out onto Charles Street for a candlelight vigil on Monday, June 13, organized by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) to mourn the 49 victims of a mass...

  • The trials for officers accused in Freddie Gray's death slog on

    The trials for officers accused in Freddie Gray's death slog on

    At every murder trial, the victim's body is part of the evidence, but with Freddie Gray's death and the ensuing trials scrutinizing the actions of six Baltimore City police officers, Gray's bones are picked over again and again. Both the prosecution and the defense draw on photographs, video, lab...

  • Walk Hard: Baltimore is unsafe for and unsympathetic to pedestrians

    Walk Hard: Baltimore is unsafe for and unsympathetic to pedestrians

    Heather Strassberger did nothing wrong when she got run over in Harbor East. She was in a crosswalk. "I pushed the button and waited for the signal, walked, and someone turned left and just drove into me," Strassberger says, still seething at the memory. "I got knocked down and did a back flip...

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Gallery owner, artist, once an insider, now a step away from being out

Dwight Whitley is better than this. His connections used to mean something. Back when George Winfield ran public works, Whitley would meet him at home after work and hang out. "His wife was a sweetheart," Whitley says. "He'd come in and say 'why'd you let this nigger in here?'" He laughs, remembering...

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Fast Foodie: Burger King's Mac N' Cheetos are a letdown

Burger King's unveiling of Mac N' Cheetos was a siren song to fast foodies everywhere. Here was one of the most promising junk food hybrids since the advent of the Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell: Cheetos filled with macaroni and cheese. What times we are living in (on a related note: Taco Bell...More

  • Making hand-cranked ice cream—and passing the torch

    Making hand-cranked ice cream—and passing the torch

    I was digging around in my dump of a basement the other day and caught a glimpse of aqua-blue fiberglass. It was the hand-cranking ice cream maker that my mom had recently handed over to me—a sort of changing of the guard from when she was mistress of our family's summer vacation and its ice cream...

  • Roland Park's Namaste will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike

    Roland Park's Namaste will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike

    "Namaste." The yoga-associated greeting (translated approximately as "the spirit in me salutes the spirit in you") seems an appropriate name for North Baltimore's newest Indian restaurant. From the staff's warm greetings as you enter to their sincere thank-you's as you leave later with a satisfied...

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Moments In Club: 61 digressions about Baltimore Club music

Moments In Club 61 digressions about Baltimore Club music By Brandon Soderberg 1 "Which is better?—to lay open a new sense, to initiate a new organ for the human spirit, or to cultivate many types of perfection up to a point which leaves us still beyond the range of their transforming power?" -Walter...

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In her new book, Mike Brown's mother writes about the life of her slain son

Lezley McSpadden is not here to bullshit you. McSpadden is the mother of Missouri teen Mike Brown, who was gunned down in August of 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson, and whose death arguably sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. In her new book "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil: The Life,...

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Single Carrot penetrates an aging mind in 'Midlife'

"The rules have changed." Those words are almost an incantation throughout "Midlife," Single Carrot's last production of their ninth season, which is devoted to the theme "No-Fear New Work." Indeed, Single Carrot's commitment to taking risks continues in a big way with the world premiere of playwright,...

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