Category Archives: 2010s

Baltimore’s Al Jolson Impersonator Calls It Quits

By Jessica Contrera (Washington Post, 11/12/2015) The black greasepaint had thickened to the consistency of toothpaste. Bobby Berger slapped it onto his face in clumps, then rubbed it in circles, covering his 67-year-old white skin. He couldn’t remember how old … Continue reading

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Aerostat Breaks Free in Maryland, Heads to Pennsylvania for Less Restrictive Gun Laws

The Aberdeen Proving Ground aerostat is proud to announce that it has broken free from the clutches of Maryland’s high taxes and restrictive gun laws and is moving to Pennsylvania. The aerostat will commute to Maryland to collect a paycheck … Continue reading

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Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

Bravo to my colleague Patrick Joust, a librarian at the Enoch Pratt Central Library whose after-hours photography “hobby” has garnered him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including City Paper’s 2015 Best of  Baltimore award for “Best Tumblr” site. (Be sure … Continue reading

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September of His Years: Tom Warner’s Weekend Trip Down Memory Lane at the Nostalgia Convention

By Tom Warner (Accelerated Decrepitude, September 17-19, 2015) It was the best of times, it was the Fest of times. After a mentally grueling week at the social services factory (aka, The Public Library), I came home Friday night longing … Continue reading

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