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May 16, 2014
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Caption This

Herroner Il Mayore Stephanie “$RB” Rawlings-Blake—and her hat—made quite an impression at Pimlico’s Black Eyed Susan Day. This photo needs a caption. We’ll pick the best one from the comments below and give the writer a pair of tickets to any movie at a Landmark Theater.
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Video of the 26th St. collapse as it happened

May 1, 2014
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This video of the collapse of 26th Street, between St. Paul and Charles Streets yesterday, was taken by Nick Ybarra-Reyes and posted to YouTube:
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How to Survive in Baltimore

April 29, 2014
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How to Survive in Baltimore

Business Insider might think living in New York City is hard, but it’s got nothing on Baltimore. Stick the these steadfast rules, though, and you should be okay. (Illustrations by Charlie Herrick)
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Munch Madness Voting Results

April 7, 2014
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Munch Madness Voting Results

Click here to VOTE on your favorite Baltimore PIZZA round-by-round ROUND ONE: Voting starts NOW and goes until 9 a.m. Thursday, April 3. ROUND TWO: Voting starts 9 a.m. Thursday, April 3 and goes until 9 a.m. Friday, April 4. FINAL FOUR: Voting starts 9 a.m. Friday, April 4 and goes until 9 a.m....
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Munch Madness

April 1, 2014
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Munch Madness

VOTE on your favorite Baltimore PIZZA round-by-round ROUND ONE: Voting starts NOW and goes until 9 a.m. Thursday, April 3. ROUND TWO: Voting starts 9 a.m. Thursday, April 3 and goes until 9 a.m. Friday, April 4. FINAL FOUR: Voting starts 9 a.m. Friday, April 4 and goes until 9 a.m. Monday, April 7....
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Sun Spikes City Paper April Fools’ Day Issue

April 1, 2014
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Sun Spikes City Paper April Fools’ Day Issue

Just weeks after the Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) took ownership of City Paper, the new boss asserted its authority, refusing to publish a planned April Fools’ Day Special Issue which was to come out today. The Special Issue – including the new tagline, “Get It Tuesday” – was to include stories about former...
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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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UPDATE: Open Walls Baltimore 2 met with protest citing lack of diversity, Gaia responds

March 25, 2014
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UPDATE: Open Walls Baltimore 2 met with protest citing lack of diversity, Gaia responds

UPDATE: Gaia, the Baltimore street artist who curated Open Walls Baltimore 2, issued a response, which you can read at the bottom of this post. Last night, Luminous Intervention protested the launch party for Open Walls Baltimore 2 with an event called “Open Walls = Sausage Party,” projecting images on the side of Metro Gallery that criticized...
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Layoffs hit City Paper

February 27, 2014
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Eight full-time employees of City Paper were laid off this week, including creative director Joe MacLeod, a 25-year veteran, circulation director Christine Grabowski, who has been with the paper for almost 30 years, Mike Grabowski, a 25-year-veteran of circulation maintenance, 19-year-veteran production director Athena Towery, 14-year-veteran business manager Susan Slike, digital director Andrew Vogel,...
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Sun Media Group Buys City Paper

February 20, 2014
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Sun Media Group Buys City Paper

The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) announced today that it will purchase the City Paper from Times-Shamrock Communications. City Paper‘s operations will move to the Baltimore Sun offices at 501 N. Calvert St., but City Paper‘s editorial and sales teams will remain independent from the Sun. Financial terms of the deal have not been...
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Some or All Fears: “Breaking My Heart” post sparks debate

February 7, 2014
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Some or All Fears: “Breaking My Heart” post sparks debate

Yesterday, Tracey Halvorsen published a post on medium.com called “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart: This is why people leave.” In it, she talks about her struggles living in Baltimore, in which she reels off a litany of things she’s “tired of,” mostly the crimes and perils of city life, for example: “I’m tired...
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Robert Newman includes City Paper in his “12 Favo(u)rite Magazine Covers of 2013″

January 16, 2014
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Robert Newman includes City Paper in his “12 Favo(u)rite Magazine Covers of 2013″

Veteran design guru Robert Newman,  a past president of the Society of Publication Designers who has worked at magazines ranging from Reader’s Digest and Real Simple to Details and Vibe, this morning posted “My Top 12 Favo(u)rite Magazine Covers of 2013,” and on the list, along with entries from The New York Times Magazine...
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