Category Archives: Vices

1920s Hopkins Professor Sought 34 Gallons of Rye for Research During Prohibition

By James Stimpert (Johns Hopkins University Hub, 8/11/2016) A rather unusual permit application resides in the Records of the Office of the President in the Johns Hopkins University Archives. In April 1920, Professor John B. Watson, a psychologist credited as … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s “Southside Cocktail” Inventor Dies

George E. Lee Sr., bartender recalled for his secret Southside cocktail recipe, dies By Jacques Kelly (The Baltimore Sun, 2/1/2016) Working in a commercial kitchen, George Lee Sr. made and bottled his renowned Southside cocktail mix. George E. Lee Sr., … Continue reading

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Rock Around the Block: Music Videos Featuring Baltimore’s Sex District

Bright Lights, Big City; Urban Blight, Big Titties! Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll: it’s all here in Baltimore’s infamous red light district, “The Block,” and local bad boy rockers love to show themselves celebrating life’s more lascivious pleasures in … Continue reading

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John Waters’s Favorite Stripper: Lady Zorro

The Butch Local Girl Who Looked Like Victor Mature By Burlesque Babes (, 2/26/2015) Her real name was Sheila Alberta Bowater. Get by with a little help from my friends… A reader kindly posted a helpful comment to my original … Continue reading

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