Category Archives: 1970s

Retro Baltimore: The 2016 Marble Bar Photo Shoot

Marble Bar Alums reunite for fun “Dark. Dank. Sweaty. Fetid. Subterranean. A physical eyesore in the basement of a once posh hotel long gone to seed. In other words, the perfect rock venue.” – Michael Yockel (“What Is and What … 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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Bengies Drive-In… The SeXXXy Seventies

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

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The Fans Behind Baltimore’s Divine Monument: Alex Fox & Michal Makarovich

Meet the John Waters Fans Planning Baltimore’s Outrageous Divine Monument By Moze Halperin, Flavorwire (February 9, 2016) Beyond “Crab Cake Capital of the World,” one of Baltimore’s best-known nicknames is “The Monument City.” And one of the city’s most notable features … Continue reading

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