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The Year in Baltimore Homicidesnew

People are killing people in the streets of Baltimore, nearly every day. In 2015, there were 344 homicides—most of them young black men. If you are a young black man in Baltimore, you are 30 times more likely to die on the streets here than if you had grown up elsewhere in the U.S.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Karen Houppert, Edward Ericson Jr., Kenneth Stone Breckenridge, Rebekah Kirkman and Brandon Soderberg  |  01-06-2016  |  Features

Racism, Riots, and the Intuition of Anthony Battsnew

Commissioner's experiences in Los Angeles and Fruitvale riots inform strategy during unrest in Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  06-10-2015  |  Crime & Justice

The Fight for Freddie Graynew

Freddie Gray has become not just a man who was killed in police custody, but a symbol of all of the injustice endured by African-Americans in poor, drug-ravaged Baltimore. City Paper reporters have been on the streets throughout. Here are our dispatches.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Evan Serpick, Baynard Woods, Brandon Soderberg and Caitlin Goldblatt  |  04-28-2015  |  Features

Baltimore City Paper Takes a Trip to D.C. to Experience Weed Freedomnew

The City Paper art team packed up our notebooks and pens and mini recorders and headed south to see what freedom felt like.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  04-15-2015  |  Drugs

Exile On Charles Street: The Life of Qayum Karzainew

Qayum Karzai owns four restaurants in Baltimore, just ran for President of Afghanistan, and according to one account, was the eminence grise behind his brother's power.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  03-03-2015  |  Features

Gangster Chroniclenew

Legendary gangster-cum-author Linwood 'Rudy' Williams is ready to talk after nearly a quarter-century in prison.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  01-26-2015  |  Crime & Justice

This is What Democracy Looks Likenew

A new generation of activists emerges from the turmoil of the Ferguson and New York grand jury decisions.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  12-10-2014  |  Civil Liberties

Jewish Kids Review Mall Santasnew

This year, City Paper thought we could put my kids' general lack of experience with or interest in Santa to good use. They've never talked to a Mall Santa, so we visited four of them, and got the kids to review their interactions with the emotional distance only a Jewish kid could provide.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Evan Serpick  |  12-04-2014  |  Culture

A Horseshoe Up My Ass: 24 Hours at Baltimore's Shiny New Casinonew

Since it is open 24 hours, I proposed to The Editors of Baltimore City Paper that I would occupy the new Horseshoe Casino for 24 hours straight as a paying customer.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Joe MacLeod  |  11-05-2014  |  Features

Out of the Mudnew

The use of Young Moose's videos as probable cause makes me wonder if poor black artists can ever escape their pasts.
Baltimore City Paper  |  D. Watkins  |  10-16-2014  |  Crime & Justice

Bad Seedsnew

Baltimore police misconduct profiled in lawsuits portrays a department beset by costly allegations of illegal violence and dishonesty.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  10-02-2014  |  Crime & Justice

The House That Mencken Builtnew

With Mencken Day approaching and a new edition of his Days Trilogy to ponder, we stop to reflect on the legacy of the sage of Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  09-10-2014  |  Features

Just Business?new

Ken Watford faces years in prison for identity theft, but in the brave new world of corporate personhood, what does that even mean?
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  08-15-2014  |  Features

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Menew

"Why would I talk to you after all the horrible things City Paper has written about me?"
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  07-23-2014  |  Art

Roadside Attractionnew

John Waters reflects on his hitchhiking trip across America and his love of Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  06-04-2014  |  Features

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