Category Archives: Baltimorons

“Alternatively Yours”: City Paper founder Russ Smith profiled in Johns Hopkins Magazine

While reading Rafael Alvarez’s Crabtown, USA, I came across the chapter on his early days at City Squeeze, the self-published tabloid founded in 1977 by Johns Hopkins grads Russ Smith and Alan Hirsch, which became the City Paper in 1978. As Alvarez observed, the … Continue reading

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“Rave On” – Baltimore, Maryland WJZ 13 Expose of 1990s Rave Culture

Kai Jackson, Al Sanders and Denise Koch report on Baltimore’s burgeoning rave scene in the early 90s. Locations include Modern Music and the “Column” warehouse near TV Hill. Rise: DJ Who – Donny Burlin filmed by Michael Francois Rise: Dubtribe … Continue reading

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Baltimore, Maryland WNUV TV 54 Mid-1980s Commercial Breaks

A selection of station breaks that aired during a mid-1980s late-night telecast of DUNE on WNUV 54. Commercials include Mr. Ray’s Hair Weave, The Law Offices of Stephen L. Miles, Luskins, The Crease Bar, Value City Furniture, Reliable Shoes, Druid … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Sells University of Maryland Shirts with Massachusetts Outline

Terps T-shirt with Massachusetts outline confuses public, but not Wal-Mart By Wesley Case (The Baltimore Sun, 4/4/2016) If you’ve ever looked at a map of the United States and seriously thought, “Geez, Maryland and Massachusetts look so similar,” you are … Continue reading

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