Tag Archives: Baltimore

Revenge of Print… and the rebirth of Crimewave USA

As some of you may know, I used to publish a little magazine called Crimewave USA with my wife, Linette. We put out about 15 issues over ten years or so, and, in that time, did some pretty good work that we’ll still proud of. We didn’t change the world, but I’d like to think, […]

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Ypsilanti’s first annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

In Baltimore, they have something every year called the Kinetic Sculpture Race. People make these wonderful, human-powered, amphibious vehicles and they race them over land and water. The fifteen mile race, which is hosted by my favorite museum, the American Visionary Art Museum, takes almost 8 hours to complete. I’ve never had an opportunity to […]

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My friend Scott, a forefather of teabaggery

I don’t like to brag, but I have a personal connection to the patriotic teabaggery presently sweeping across this great nation of ours… You see, my friend Scott, the founder of Baltimore’s Atomic Books, was instrumental in the mainstream popularization of the formerly-gay practice which spawned this historic conservative movement. You might not be aware […]

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What you would have seen, if you were my friend on Facebook

You would have just seen me pose the following question to my friend Scott, the founder of Baltimore’s Atomic Books: Do you wear your snuggie to the movie theater, or change into it there? I find Snuggie culture absolutely fascinating. I’m especially intrigued by these courageous pioneers, like my friend Scott, who are pushing the […]

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Baltimore’s Book Thing

I just stumbled across yet another reason to love Baltimore. It’s called Book Thing. According to the story, the founder of Book Thing – a guy named Russell Watterberg – was a bartender in Baltimore five years ago when the idea first struck him. He was there, at the bar, talking with drinking schoolteachers about […]

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