In this issue, EARL CROWN learns the price of beating the rap; BILL HUGHES chases the ’58 Colts into history; and MARGO CHRISTIE strips down to the Block of yore, plus a whole lot more.
A. AUBREY BODINE
DAVIDA GYPSY BREIER
ANTHONY C. HAYES
CECILIA M. STRAKNA
WILLIAM P. TANDY
From the harbor to the hills, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! collects the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot – Smile, Hon offers a slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, presented with the time-honored DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine.
A two-time Utne Reader Independent Press Award nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004). In spring 2011, Eight-Stone Press published a special “hon” edition, exploring the term’s significance in Baltimore’s identity, past and present; other theme issues have tackled such topics as alleyways, waste, rats, scars, tattoos, crime and transit.