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Old Hampden/New Hampden

Seeing last night’s “The Day the Earth Stood Cool” episode of “The Simpsons” – in which Homer’s cool neighbors from Portland, OR, transform Springfield into a Mecca of Hip – made me reflect about our own cool neighborhood of the … Continue reading

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The Sun Also Rises

Two years after a major newsroom purge, a scrappier, Web-savvier Baltimore Sun has arisen. Is there hope for quality local news after all? By Michael Anft (Urbanite, 2/1/2011) On September 16, when a troubled son shot his mother’s surgeon at … Continue reading

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“Fool’s Gold” – Santo Rigatuso: The Man with the Four-Way Lips

By Michael Anft, Photos by Steven Brown (Baltimore City Paper, 2/16/1990) David B. Irwin had just formed his own law firm with four associates. His library wasn’t yet stocked and furniture was still being moved in when his firm’s first … Continue reading

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