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  • Shopping Shopping in Baltimore is a joy. The stores, vary so much from neighborhood to neighborhood—and within the neighborhoods themselves and fit any budget. Happy spending. | 10/10/2012
  • Leela Corman: Unterzakhn Graphic novel traces two sisters' diverging courses through early 20th-century New York | 7/5/2012
  • Finished with that kidney? A new book asks tough questions about organ harvesting and the definition of death | 6/27/2012
  • Planet Rock Rare Transit of Venus brings cosmic energy to diehard sky-watchers | 6/20/2012
  • Guide to Seeing Stars in Charm City Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory Maryland Science Center 601 Light St., (410) 685-2370, mdsci.org Open House: Friday evenings from 7-10 p.m.; call (410) 545-2999 after 5 p.m. to find out if the observatory is open that night. Logistic | 6/20/2012
  • Brainstorm 3: Mind the Gap A selection of shorts at Glass Mind make for a bit of a hard slog | 6/13/2012
  • Valhella Giant wolves, demon witches, and lascivious gods rock the Autograph | 5/16/2012
  • Rainbow Warriors A group of Goucher students are trying to make Baltimore LGBT-friendly, one business at a time | 5/2/2012
  • Dick Teresi: The Undead A new book asks tough questions about organ harvesting and the definition of death | 5/2/2012
  • OutTakes Cafe A big thumbs up, this spot is a winner | 5/2/2012
  • 10X10 10X10 At Fells Point Corner Theatre Through April 29 More at weekly.citypaper.com Fells Point Corner Theatre debuted its 10X10 concept last year. It’s back for this second iteration due to popular demand, and no wonder. The production, a collection of | 4/18/2012
  • Unterzakhn New graphic novel traces two sisters' diverging courses through early 20th century New York | 4/11/2012
  • Primary Sources A new oral history project highlights the residents of Reservoir Hill | 3/28/2012
  • Leela Corman: Unterzakhn New graphic novel traces two sisters’ diverging courses through early 20th-century New York | 3/28/2012
  • Red Canoe A step above with flavorful sandwichs and wraps | 3/28/2012
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Britain’s leading fisheries expert tackles the impossible task of bringing wild salmon from British waters to the deserts of the Middle East. | 3/21/2012
  • Dogged Out BARCS volunteers says they were fired for speaking out, posting on Facebook, and not signing a de facto loyalty oath | 3/21/2012
  • The Brothers Size Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play presents a triangle of a very different sort | 3/21/2012
  • Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality A new book explores the way that test-tube babies, "Disney damage" and advances in genetic research are redefining human sexuality | 3/15/2012
  • Hanne Blank: Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality Local author takes on a form of sexuality many consider a given | 3/7/2012
  • Unscripted The Baltimore Improv Group successfully improvises a full-length play | 3/7/2012
  • That Pretty Pretty; Or, the Rape Play Prostitution, murder, and bloodletting, just in time for Valentine’s Day | 2/8/2012
  • David and Dad’s Cafe | 2/1/2012
  • No Exit Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 existential exercise | 1/25/2012
  • Gay Marriage and Transgender rights Bills Head back to Legislature Supporters and advocates shift tactics to improve chances of passage | 1/25/2012
  • MilkMilkLemonade Hilarious production explores identity, growing up gay, and what happens when your best friend is a chicken. | 1/11/2012
  • People who died in 2011 Lesser-known but significant figures | 1/5/2012
  • Program Eyes How to Make Pigtown Stop Smoking Morgan State researchers hope engaging the community can help more of it quit | 12/28/2011
  • Robert Ettinger Deep Freeze | 12/28/2011
  • John McCarthy Brain in a Box | 12/28/2011
  • Joanne’s Deli For a quick, dirty bite, Joanne’s got you. | 12/28/2011
  • Mike Riley: I Taste Sound Baltimore art guy makes comics for the questionably sane | 12/21/2011
  • War Horse Steven Spielberg’s PG-13 battle action offsets boy-and-his-steed sap | 12/21/2011
  • Lou Beach: 420 Characters Lou Beach updates his status to creator of a fascinating new form of fiction | 12/14/2011
  • And Underneath The Moon Local playwright impresses with her theatrical debut | 12/7/2011
  • James Webb Space Telescope Further Funded by Congress The House and Senate on Nov. 17 passed legislation that lays out fiscal year 2012 funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including the full $529.6 million requested to ensure a 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. | 11/23/2011
  • Greenhouse Cafe | 11/23/2011
  • Being Elmo Elmo is so full of personality that it’s easy to forget he’s actually a puppet | 11/16/2011
  • The Threepenny Opera A DIY production of Bertolt Brecht's classic promises your money’s worth | 11/9/2011
  • Chuck Palahniuk: Damned Author of Fight Club, Choke cooks up a hallucinatory vision of hell | 11/9/2011
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene Two new talents with a similarly gifted up-and-coming cast have crafted a film that shows the careful restraint and artistic clarity not often seen in newcomers | 11/2/2011
  • Those Mysterious Questions on the Bottom of the Ballot? Here’s the Deal Understanding the two charter amendments in Baltimore City’s Nov. 8 general election. | 11/2/2011
  • All’s Faire in Love Christina Ricci flees a job interview to spend her summer working at the Renaissance Fair. | 10/28/2011
  • A View From the Bridge A riveting production brings a disturbing play to life | 10/26/2011
  • The Beef Brothers Deli Stop A perfectly serviceable stop for the many office workers and passersby in the area. | 10/19/2011
  • Meursault and Me Taking The Stranger to a strange land | 9/28/2011
  • Three Tall Women The life stages of one woman, brought powerfully to life by three | 9/21/2011
  • Pressing Buttons Two local educators talk technology in the classroom | 9/19/2011
  • Zulu Fits Powerful play confronts racism, Facebook, and madness | 8/31/2011
  • Administrative Issues The problem with higher education, one Johns Hopkins professor says, is the people who run it | 8/3/2011
  • Seeing Stars NASA manned space flight may be grounded, but Maryland space science is preparing for lift off | 7/20/2011
  • Reefer Madness Satirical musical adaptation of cult flick a little too eager to please | 6/29/2011
  • Brainstorm Volume 2: Baltimore Mixtape A half-dozen shorts make up a hit-or-miss night at the theater | 5/25/2011
  • McKay Jenkins talks about "Staying Healthy in a Toxic World" Book advises paying more attention to the toxic chemicals pervading every inch of our lives | 5/12/2011
  • McKay Jenkins The author talks about what we can do about living in a toxic world | 4/27/2011
  • Born to Be Wild 3D In Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park, Biruté Mary Galdikas rescues young orangutans whose mothers have been killed and whose homes have been destroyed by loggers. | 4/13/2011
  • Cute Band Alert* Miloš Karadaglic | 3/23/2011
  • Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom Over-compensating script about escaping planned community lifelessness packs an odd power | 3/16/2011
  • The Adjustment Bureau The Adjustment Bureau , based on Philip K. Dick’s short story “Adjustment Team” and written/directed by George Nolfi, portends to comment on the paths of destiny and fate, of free will and choice and happiness | 3/9/2011
  • Animated Oscar Shorts It’s a shame animated shorts don’t get more attention. | 2/9/2011
  • R U 4 Real !?!? Susan Mele's Roxi Starr returns as a reality TV fame whore | 1/19/2011
  • Hood to Coast Long-distance relay documentary propelled by the people who run it | 1/5/2011
  • Heidi's Brooklyn Deli The first and only franchise of a New York-based chain to open in Maryland, Heidi’s is going for an old-fashioned Italian deli feel, but with a large and erratic menu, it’s way off the mark. | 12/29/2010
  • Stage Blood Spotlighters Theater playfully wrestles with Charles Ludlam's riff on Hamlet | 12/15/2010
  • The Killer Inside Dahmer play winningly discomforting | 11/10/2010
  • Avery Monsen and Jory John: All My Friends Are Dead A new idea, sturdy execution, and some surprisingly sweet moments can't overcome it's slip-ups. | 11/10/2010
  • Violet Glaze and Josh Meyers The writer and illustrator talk about their collection of short stories Genghis Cum | 11/10/2010
  • Screwballs Frozen Delights | 11/3/2010
  • We've Got Issues The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place | 10/27/2010
  • Status Woes David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin explore the alleged story of Facebook | 9/29/2010
  • A Film Unfinished Documentary patiently reveals the mendacious depths of Nazi propaganda | 9/24/2010
  • Alpha and Omega Animated family flick misses the mark | 9/15/2010