Letter from the editor-in-chief

Letter from the Editor – Issue 8

Thanksgiving is almost here, so food was on our minds as we prepared for this issue. Following that impulse, Arts and Culture Editor Teri Henderson talked to Dorian Brown about Neopol Savory Smokery. Brown has been working in food service for several decades now, and Neopol offers all kinds of smoked treats like mussels, shrimp,…

In this issue

Neopol Savory Smokery staff from left to right: Corey Dunn, Stanley Jean-Mary, Carlos Xicohtencatl, Barbara Lahnstein, Dorian Brown, Fabiola Perez, Kim Garrett, Sarah Williams, Mar Braxton, Manuel Xicohtencatl.

Talking family, food, and customer service with the folks at Neopol

The Neopol Savory Smokery location on Hollins Street was buzzing with activity when we shot the photos for this story. I noticed several hospital staff stopping in to buy lunch, along with other people who were also at the hospital to visit relatives. Neopol staff made it a point to take time to speak with…

Highlighting voices of the unheard

Aaron Dante has created a platform to highlight voices both in Baltimore and beyond. But while he is interested in reaching audiences elsewhere, his anchor and roots are here in the city, in Baltimore. He says his work is about making sure that misconceptions about this place are dispelled. Whether he’s broadcasting live from Ocean City and…

Murjoni Merriweather: “The Walk”

Murjoni Merriweather: The Walk, the new exhibition on display from October 28 to December 3 at Creative Alliance, provides space for a transformative and engaging visit with both the artwork and with the artist’s practice. There is an abundance of visual information: sculptures, process drawings, video, books, as well as decorative…

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Baltimore’s math equation: housing in the city is a numbers game

Baltimore has a math problem. And it’s not just how much money it spends on its police budget. With more than 14,000 vacant homes — and that’s the official city count, housing advocates estimate the number of vacant houses at closer to 40,000 — investing in a home in the city can be a dicey…

The power of judges

Judges are in a uniquely powerful position in courtrooms. Their discretion in applying their power often defines people’s lives for…

Angela Bassett as Ramonda in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Photo by Marvel Studios/Marvel Studios – © 2022 MARVEL.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ makes the best out of an unfortunate situation

The last time Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa appeared on screen, he was standing solemnly at the funeral of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Stark had just sacrificed his life to save half of the universe. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” opens with another funeral, this time for T’Challa, who has fallen to…

Around Baltimore: Elections, no-squeegee zones, and more

The elections are over. Now what? Wes Moore is Maryland’s governor-elect, and with this win he makes history as our state’s first Black governor. Baltimore hasn’t always had the best relationship with Annapolis. Current Governor Larry Hogan has often taken aim at our city, saying leaders aren’t tough enough on crime, lying about the police…

Iya Osundara Ogunsina

November Tarotscopes

Get a sneak peak at what’s in store for you this November with Iya Osundara’s tarotscope forecast. Take what resonates and leave the rest.

Dream of sky – opening poem

Did you know that there are entire worlds in the clouds?Where the children are made of stardust and their ancient ancestors still guide them.         I visited onceI gained wings and traveled through their lifeTheir kingdoms.However It was only a taste of what they had to offer because only through death could you fully experience their…


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