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Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #11

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! #11

Product Review (submitted on August 10, 2012):
This is a zine with real body and a sense of place and it’s a bargain at only three bucks. One of the first stories is about a woman who plants petunias outside her stoop and instead of being seen as an annoying incomer she slowly starts a new block fashion. There’s a line in there about tiny Christmas trees that still makes me laugh. All the pieces go back and forth between the insider’s and outsider’s perspective on Baltimore and on balance it does seem the city is picked on more than is fair given how many people love it.