A murderous vigilante group named Black October guns down drug dealers – and a prominent politician. A psychopath stalks the corridors of city hall en route to a near deadly rendezvous with the mayor. A crazed sniper picks off half a dozen city police officers from the third window of an east Baltimore row home. Learn More
When The Wire premiered in 2002, many were surprised that HBO would take on a cop show, one of broadcast television’s favorite genres. But The Wire was no average show. It started with a cops-and-criminals tale set in a Baltimore housing project and spun out from there. Learn More
Maryland has been an important crossroads since its settlement more than 375 years ago. That strategic location has provided the Old Line State with a rich history and a large body of folklore, from the seafaring legends of the Eastern Shore to the mountain tales of the rugged western counties. Learn More
Kenny Hamber was born in Baltimore in 1943. Growing up in the projects there, he was strongly drawn to singing (much more so than to general education). After embarking on a musical journey as a member of a vocal harmony group, he struck out on his own as a solo singer just as soul music's golden age was dawning. Learn More
Only 50 percent of kids growing up in poverty will earn a high school diploma. Just one in ten will graduate college. Compelled by these troubling statistics, Heather Kirn Lanier joined Teach For America (TFA), a program that thrusts eager but inexperienced college graduates into America’s most impoverished areas to teach, asking them to do whatever is necessary to catch their disadvantaged kids up to the rest of the nation. Learn More
Defecation, Dumpster-diving and decaying old-world grandeur are but a few of the chunks backing up Waste, the latest “theme” issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press. Learn More
'Tattoos tell stories, even when they don't. They speak of who we are, where we've been, where we're going. They demarcate (or, sometimes, establish solidarity between) both the viewer and the body in question, to which the photographs, poetry and prose within the pages of Skin Deep will attest.' - from the introduction Learn More
The word “Hon,” as an abbreviation of the word “honey,” is hardly unique to Baltimore. Indeed, in cities all along the Eastern Seaboard, and beyond, you will find the term employed with varying degrees of affection, from the waitress pouring coffee to the mother addressing her child. “Hon,” in fact, is everywhere.
Smile Hon You're In Baltimore is a collection of people's experiences in Baltimore.
Sex, death and dog-walking are but a smattering of the themes tackled in Smile Hon You're in Baltimore #9, the latest installment of the ongoing submission-based zine published by Eight-Stone Press (ESP). Learn More