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Democracy In Crisis: The death of Freddie Gray and the future of police reform

On a cold and rainy day shortly after the election, I interviewed Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in his office overlooking the city's downtown. Donald Trump had just nominated noted racist Jeff Sessions as attorney general, and the consent decree the city had been negotiating with the...

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How to make caramel edibles and some cosmic cannabis oil

At this year's Cosmic Cocktail, an attendee handed me a caramel edible that was so potent its smell filled the AVAM elevator as I headed upstairs. It also kept me high for the whole evening. It wasn't only how stoned it got me but the whole presentation—it was wrapped in parchment paper and it...More

  • Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed

    Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed

    Steve Herin, a pot farmer in Pueblo, Colorado, who has won two Cannabis Cup prizes, can recall the first time he tasted good pot. As it happens, he says I sold it to him. This was more than 20 years ago in South Carolina, and though I don't recall selling him any, I know exactly what he is talking...

  • We're late to the party but Gnocco in Brewers Hill is pretty much flawless

    We're late to the party but Gnocco in Brewers Hill is pretty much flawless

    "Have you tried Gnocco yet?" a friend asked several weeks ago. I hadn't. Gnocco (3734 Fleet St, [443] 449-6540 gnoccobaltimore.com) has been on my to-visit list for some time, but for one reason or another, I hadn't gotten around to making the trip to Brewers Hill. And after a while, the restaurant...

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  • Wild Heart: On Stevie Nicks and her dogged tenderness

    Wild Heart: On Stevie Nicks and her dogged tenderness

    At Royal Farms Arena a couple weeks ago, CP's Performing Arts Editor Maura Callahan and I are standing among a swarm of people who all look like vaguely different amalgamations of a certain type of person I have known throughout my life—people I grew up going to church with, people I worked for,...

  • 18 digressions about Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    18 digressions about Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    1. Diagonal composer Hans-Joachim Rodelius plays the Creative Alliance on Sunday night, part of a lineup that's a testament to the West German art rock subgenre "krautrock" and its influence on Baltimore. Also on the bill are drum-and-synth minimalists Wume (named after Wümme, the city where clamorous...

  • Caleb Stine and the Revelations brings country rock and quiet resistance

    Caleb Stine and the Revelations brings country rock and quiet resistance

    Remington gem Caleb Stine's country-folk at Trinacria Italian Cafe on Friday, Feb. 24, was full of moments that threatened to take one's breath away with their sincerity and craft, rousing a crowd into hoots, hollers, and claps over pizza and pasta. With the help of a six-piece dubbed the Revelations...

  • HEY GRIFF!: Baltimore club icon steps away from 92Q's 9 O'Clock mix

    HEY GRIFF!: Baltimore club icon steps away from 92Q's 9 O'Clock mix

    Roll down the car window at any red light in Baltimore around 9 o’clock on a Friday night and you’re almost guaranteed to hear KW Griff’s 92Q radio club mix bumpin’ from the car next to you. Since about 1996, Griff – the acclaimed Unruly Records producer and 92Q DJ – has spun a spry soundtrack...

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Shoot em' up "Free Fire" is middle-of-the-road, micro-scale mayhem

Director Ben Wheatley's latest, "Free Fire," is not so much an action movie as it is—by design—an inaction movie. Pitting its ensemble cast of gunrunners and ne'er do wells against each other in a rundown factory, the film relishes the deliberately low-stakes in its greyhound-lean 90 minutes. While...More

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