Category Archives: Vices

Crab Cakes, Lacrosse & Porn: That’s What Maryland Does!

Thanks to the Charm City Wire blog, we learned that Lebanon-born, Miami-based sports enthusiast/porn star Mia Khalifa (2014′s #1 ranked porn star on, with 6.2 million views), tweeted the following Maryland shout-out on her Twitter page (@miakhalifa), where she describes … Continue reading

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“Joy Land” Penny Arcade on Baltimore’s “Block” (1943)

Baltimore Arcades Thrive as Crowds Try To Keep Dry (The Billboard, “Amusement Machines”, 7/31/1943) Showers and rain have proven to be big assets to the Penny Arcades. Last Sunday (11) when servicemen, war workers and others started earlier in the day … Continue reading

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At 91, Irv Koch keeps Maryland’s last basement bar going

By Zoë Read (Baltimore Sun, 11/19/2014) If someone wants to grab a drink at Club Sunset Knoll for the first time, they better find someone who knows Irv. For 51 years, the little establishment tucked into the basement of a … Continue reading

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