Category Archives: Decades

Oyster Growing on a Set of False Teeth

(Weird Universe, 11/26/2012) Oysters will grow on almost any surface, including false teeth, if that’s what happens to be available. The tooth-growing oyster shown above was found in the Chesapeake Bay in 1898, and sent to the Smithsonian where they … Continue reading

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“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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Bengies Drive-In… The SeXXXy Seventies

Is Baltimore County The Home Of Obscenity Flicks? (hat tip Keith Roberts)

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