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Remembering Children’s Books of Yesteryear during National Library Week

April 17, 2014
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Remembering Children’s Books of Yesteryear during National Library Week

Feeling rebellious over our dizzying speed-mad era of e-books, e-readers, digital and virtual realities, I want to advocate for the practice of borrowing a good old-fashioned book from the library—especially now, during National Library Week. I want to remind everyone of the simple joy of settling down in a cozy nook, turning well-worn pages, and...
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IRS probing soon-to-be-released inmate Milton Tillman’s taxes

April 9, 2014
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IRS probing soon-to-be-released inmate Milton Tillman’s taxes

Milton Tillman, Jr. (pictured), the 57-year-old thrice-convicted Baltimore bailbondsman and stevedore, is scheduled to be released from federal incarceration on June 14, and is currently in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Prison’s Residential Reentry Management field office in Annapolis Junction, according to federal-inmate records. But Tillman’s legal troubles—he was sentenced to 51...
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You’re already taking selfies in the Ottobar bathroom, might as well post them to Tumblr

April 9, 2014
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You’re already taking selfies in the Ottobar bathroom, might as well post them to Tumblr

Selfies are dangerous! Some science types are saying the act of using a camera phone to take a picture of yourself and posting said picture to social media can be harmful and addicting for people with certain psychological disorders. Despite this, there is an app that now makes you look slimmer in your selfies ...
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Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

April 8, 2014
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Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

The “normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000,” according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith “committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore, Maryland over a number of years.” The case against Smith and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Robert...
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R.I.P. Guido Iozzi, a Baltimore original

April 8, 2014
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R.I.P. Guido Iozzi, a Baltimore original

There are two different stories about Guido Iozzi’s hit on Kenneth Hatfield. A source sent one version last week after noticing that Iozzi, former union boss of bosses as President of the Baltimore Building Trades Council, had died in Dundalk on March 23 at the age of 83  and “the Sun didn’t notice.”* In...
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A look at April Fools’ Day in Baltimore

April 1, 2014
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A look at April Fools’ Day in Baltimore

As you may have surmised, we here at City Paper enjoy us some April Fools’ Day. We weren’t the only ones trying to pull one over on you. Here’s a few locals that caught our eye: Atomic Books with its drone program to keep up with Amazon‘s:   The Brewer’s Art saying they were...
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Get pumped for Opening Day with the power of YouTube

March 31, 2014
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Whether you’re anxiously counting down the minutes you can leave the office or are tethered to your desk with only a radio or TV, there’s still a palpable excitement because today is Opening Day and the Orioles are kicking off what hopefully will be a run at a World Series. We wrote about why...
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Who Owns History?

March 30, 2014
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Who Owns History?

Galerie Myrtis at 22nd and North Charles played host Wednesday night to historian Taylor Branch and artist Leslie King-Hammond, who, with Judge Andre Davis presiding, joined in conversation about the thorny question, Who Owns History? The event was sponsored by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, which saw the gathering as a chance to extend conversations about race and representation to a...
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Come out for a concert and auction benefiting Mr. Wrong, bid on autographed items from John Waters and David Simon

March 28, 2014
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Come out for a concert and auction benefiting Mr. Wrong, bid on autographed items from John Waters and David Simon

Even though Mr. Wrong still appears in the pages and on the pixels of your City Paper, Joe MacLeod, the author of the column and a 25-year employee at the paper, lost his job and has been denied severance by previous ownership of the paper. To help him out, CP staffers and freelancers, past...
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Know the difference: Ozzy Osbourne vs. Ozzy Ale

March 27, 2014
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Know the difference: Ozzy Osbourne vs. Ozzy Ale

In case you missed it, Ozzy Osbourne sent a cease and desist letter to the Brewer’s Art over its Ozzy Ale. Here’s a handy guide to help you know which is which. Illustration by Athena Towery.
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#livelikemcnulty

March 21, 2014
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After our post yesterday on the absurd attempt of Airbnb and Xfinity to capitalize on crime and poverty in Baltimore—or at least on the popularity of The Wire, Sun reporter Justin George started a twitter hashtag #livelikemcnulty that had some funny results.
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Baltimore Book Festival to follow First Thursdays out of Mount Vernon

March 18, 2014
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Baltimore Book Festival to follow First Thursdays out of Mount Vernon

The Baltimore Office for Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) announced today the Baltimore Book Festival will leave Mount Vernon, where it has been located for the past 18 years, due to restoration work on the Washington Monument. The Book Festival will be held at the Inner Harbor in 2014, and Kathleen Hornig, BOPA’s festivals...
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