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City Paper's guide to Artscape 2017

FRIDAY Amirror Don’t miss Baltimore singer, City Paper Big Music Issue honoree, and fabulous colorful wig wearer Amirror at Artscape this year. In that issue, CP contributor Nia Hampton said she first heard Amirror at a Kahlon event during First Fridays in Station North, and the performance brought...

  • Self Help: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." as intervention

    Self Help: Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." as intervention

    Kung Fu Kenny, the 5-foot-5 giant and hip-hop's resident Vitruvian Man, awoke from his sleep to deliver us his fourth studio album back in April—"DAMN.," a proper follow-up to put detractors of 2015's "To Pimp A Butterfly" back in their cocoons. "DAMN." is a 14-track, 55-minute cathartic therapy...

  • On Brand: Western District Police Station gets an updated look for its "customers"

    On Brand: Western District Police Station gets an updated look for its "customers"

    Baltimore officials, philanthropists, and the business elite packed a new community room at the Western District Police Station today to hear Scott Plank extol the renovation his company did, apparently using $4.5 million in charitable gifts. "We've done police station fitness facilities in two...

  • Savage Love: Come Again

    Savage Love: Come Again

    I'm a 35-year-old straight woman, recently married, and everything is great. But I have been having problems reaching orgasm. When we first started dating, I had them all the time. It was only after we got engaged that it became an issue. He is not doing anything differently, and he works hard...

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The 2017 Fiction and Poetry Issue

The 2017 Fiction and Poetry Issue Edited by Rebekah Kirkman Saida Agostini Olu Butterfly Woods Janea Kelly Charlie Jay Anna K. Crooks Suzanne Doogan Sharea Harris Grace Davis Maya Martinez Alain Ginsberg Lily Herman Caitlin Goldblatt jessica hudgins Ellen Paul Aurora Engle-Pratt celeste doaks Evan...

  • Staring at the Sondheim

    Staring at the Sondheim

    The Sondheim finalists, reviewed—and inching toward an art practice based in resistance

  • Long Ride: A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean

    Long Ride: A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean

    Long Ride: A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean Long Ride A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean by Kenneth Stone Breckenridge Illustrations by Krysten Hayes John, a 36-year-old handyman from Baltimore County who describes...

  • 2017 Big Music Issue

    2017 Big Music Issue

    City Paper’s Big Music Issue I’ll level with you: This year’s Music Issue is a rip-off of the New York Times’ feature “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” a very neat thing that paper has done over the past two years, offering up some great song recommendations and music writing along...

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  • Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 187 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 4 murders this week, 187 murders this year

    Four murders a week, for Baltimore, is actually an improvement over the normal pace. And it's just luck: There were 20 non-fatal shootings reported last week, including one to which homicide detectives were called, another in which a man was shot in the throat, and one that police encountered because...

  • Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 8 murders this week; 183 murders this year

    One good thing about the week is that there were no homicides over the weekend. This was remarkable because seven people were shot between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. So if you happen across a trauma surgeon or an off-duty EMT this week, buy them a drink. They probably need it. Monday,...

  • Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 175 murders this year

    Murder Ink: 9 murders this week, 175 murders this year

    At halftime Baltimore is well into a record murder pace, with no signs yet of slowing. Happy Independence Day to those able to enjoy it. Tuesday, June 27 4:05 a.m. Travis Rogers, a 25-year-old African-American man of the 2400 block of Druid Hill Avenue, was found dead in Leakin Park. Police said...

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The City Paper staff's recommended summer reading

David Gessner, "Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth" (Riverhead Books) A sprawling memoir and charting of one semi-toxic male's evolution as viewed through the oft-derided, but very popular and high-impact sport of ultimate frisbee, "Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My...

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