In This Week’s City Paper
In the cover feature, David Axe dances with Kurds (and their U.S. National Guard occupiers). For more on Kurdistan (an area covering northern Iraq and parts of Turkey and Iran whose people would like to become independent), a quick Google search is overwhelming. This looks like a good place to start, though. And in the Q&A, Bret McCabe claps hands with Rock-n-Romp Baltimore organizer Tracey Gaughran-Perez, who, bless her heart, is hosting rock shows for kids and their parents in her backyard.
Over in Mobtown Beat, Edward Ericson Jr. pounds nails in Reservoir Hill, where shoddy and unfinished work by unlicensed contractors is causing consternation. Ed wrote about this same problem back in September. For more on licensing regulations in the state, visit the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the Maryland Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. And Gadi Dechter spreads more O’Rumors: Seems an anonymous letter campaign accuses WBAL-TV I-Team reporter David Collins of plagiarism. Collins’ alleged copying can be found here.
In Arts & Entertainment, McCabe digs into the local underground hip-hop DVD scene. You know, Stop Snitchin’ and all that. Though these are more focused on actual music, parties, and other fun stuff. More blog-link friendly (underground, see?) is Dechter’s review/interview in relation to ground-zero Left Coast punk photographer Jim Jocoy’s show at G-Spot .