Category Archives: Roadside Attractions

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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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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City Paper “Sex Issue” recalls Carousel Coupling ‘toon

The “Sex Issue” cover of today’s City Paper (shown above), drawn by Charlie Herrick, recalls the infamous 1987 City Fair cartoon (shown below) that promoters published in The Sun and Evening Sun, while reminding us of how times have changed. The infamous … Continue reading

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