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June 26, 2012

Ned Oldham’s feature profiles Paul Darmafall, better known as outsider artist The Baltimore Glassman.

In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on opposition to a new supermarket in Waverly.

The Nose finds former Baltimore City Council President Lawrence Bell working as a talk-radio host in Atlanta.

In Campaign Beat, Erika Blount Danois reports on the effort to downsize the Baltimore City Council and Van Smith describes how easily Baltimore’s Circuit Court judges get elected.

Ballot Stuffing weighs in on the fundraising tactics of state Del. Ruth Kirk (D-44th District) and the proliferation of apparently illegal signs during the start of the campaign season.

Michael Anft’s Media Circus explains why Big Radio’s appetite is something to worry about.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life tells the story of a very old house.

The Mail has letters from Richard J. Cross III, Jack Stout, Joe Giordano, and Max Obuszewski.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on having Holland Brand beer at Blob’s Park; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on things he’d like to do on teevee; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on tranny trios and workplace spurning; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on the name game.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

In Art: Bret McCabe can’t pigeon-hole the works of Chris Francione, Adam Stab, and Luis Silva at Gallery Four; and Mike Giuliano spins a yarn from the works of Karin Birch, Kristin Caskey, and New Image Artists Collective at Maryland Art Place.

Joab Jackson, in The Arts, tries to explain steganography, a subject dear to Peter Wayner.

In Stage, Brennen Jensen finds fault with Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Victoria Danos’ The Blue Eye of Robert Oppenheimer, and John Barry Theatre Hopkins’ production of Putting it Together, by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie.

Feedback is: Bret McCabe on The Melvins and Isis at Ottobar; Josephine Yun on New Chamber Festival at the Peabody Conservatory and Shriver Hall; and Geoffrey Himes on Calle 54 at the Rouse Theatre.

Tony Green’s Music essay celebrates the dub-blues of Little Axe.

In Film: Joe MacLeod understands Mr. Deeds; and Ian Grey files Minority Report under “chilly and distant,” while finding Threads a “precision” instrument of horror.

Michelle Gienow’s Dish enjoys the view, if not the food, at Nile Cafe.

In Cheap Eats, Michelle Gienow basks in Cannella’s Italian Deli.

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