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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Welfare Wireless: TracFone Wireless offers free cell phones in Maryland, possibly tapping into new customer market | Mobtown Beat by William Robinson

Beyond the Front: Baltimore writer Justin Sirois collaborates with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy to tell a different story from Iraq | Feature by Bret McCabe

Councilmania | Murder Ink | The Mail



Trial by Twitter: Who would have thought that such a simple and historic process such as jury deliberations could be affected by the modern wave of social media? | Political Animal by Brian Morton



Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Important Comics: by Dina Kelberman

Just Ask Larnell: by Larnell Custis Butler

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake



It's That Time of Year: Two holiday classics hit the stage | Stage by Anna Ditkoff

The Gilded Page: FAX creatively revisits the pre-digital technology of the business world | Art by Martin L. Johnson

Overlapping Dialogs: Robert Altman as remembered by the many, many people who knew--and sometimes liked--him | Books by Lee Gardner

Stupid Book, Be More Funny: Simpsons history is long on process, short on zazz | Books by Andy Markowitz

Quick Sketches



No Bull: Toro Y Moi and other outsiders of bedroom pop inch their way in | Music by Michael Byrne

BiggPatch: Aries Rising | Review by Michael Byrne

Weekends: Swim City | Review by Michael Byrne

Clipse: Til the Casket Drops | Review by Bret McCabe

Thank You: Pathetic Magic | Review by Michael Bryne

The Short List



Up in the Air | Review by Bret McCabe

Avatar | Review by Joe MacLeod

Did You Hear About the Morgans | Review by Anna Ditkoff

New This Week



Diablita | Review by Mary K. Zajac

Friend Kitchen | Review by Michael Byrne


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