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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

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Carly Ptak


Stop the Music: Neighborhood Association Tells Pie Shop To End Live Music | Mobtown Beat by Chris Landers

God Is Hate: Fundamentalist Group Plans to Picket Baltimore School for the Arts' Production of The Laramie Project | Quick and Dirty by Erin Sullivan

Hard Sell: Maryland National Guard's "Recruiter Of The Year" Talks People Into All Sorts Of Things | Feature by Randy Leonard

Murder Ink | The Mail | The News Hole | Mobtown Beat



Ho Ho No: Dear Santa, It's been a long year, and I've managed to be good enough to stay out of Gitmo. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Cover Me: A couple of days ago, after I bought Radiodread, on which the reggae band Easy Star All-Stars covers OK Computer, I realized that I've pretty much been listening to cover albums exclusively for the past few months. | Social Studies by Vincent Williams

Put Up Your Mitt: It's surely gratifying for conservatives to observe the internecine squabbles taking place in the Democratic Party even before its members officially take control of Congress in January. | Right Field by Russ Smith



Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake



Catholic School Girls Rule: Jean McGarry's Latest Novel Follows The Intellectual Awakening Of A Prim, Proper, And Spoiled 1960s Young Woman | Books by Violet LeVoit

Through the Looking Glass: Jeanne Gentry Keck's Paintings Refracts Through A Prism Of Excoriating Realism And Loaded Abstraction | Art by Deborah McLeod

Mixed Up: Apartheid-Era Drama Explores A New Boundary | Stage by Bret McCabe

Tales and Teapots: MFA Thesis Exhibit: Thematically, sculptor Amy Weaver and illustrator Stephanie Smith are a natural pairing--Weaver creates fanciful, pastel-hued teapot sculptures that would look right at home on the Mad Hatter's sideboard, while Smith draws scenes from Aesop's Fables, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and other tales exploring animals or animal transformation. | Art by J. Bowers

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson | Review by Richard Vernon

What is the What by Dave Eggers | Review by Bret McCabe

Now In Theaters Everywhere: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Blockbuster by Kenneth Turan | Review by Raymond Cummings

A Strange Commonplace by Gilbert Sorrentino | Review by John Barry



Hard and Soft Machines: Zombi, the Psychic Paramount, and Hymnen, Talking Head, Dec. 1 | Feedback by Jess Harvell

Tim Hecker: Harmony in Ultraviolet | Review by Michael Crumsho

My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade | Review by Al Shipley

Cerrone: Love in C Minor / Cerrone's Paradise / 3: Supernature / IV: The Golden Touch | Review by Michaelangelo Matos

Sparklehorse: Sparklehorse | Review by Al Shipley

Sven Libaek: Inner Space: The Lost Film Music of Sven Libaek | Review by Fred Cisterna

The Game: Doctor's Advocate | Review by Jim Breihan

Brand New: The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me | Review by Mikael Wood

The Short List



She Said: Shut Up and Sing Takes A Candid Look At Pop Music's Most Fearless Women | Film by Ian Grey

Blood Diamond | Review by Ian Grey

Jonestown: The Life and Death of the People's Temple | Review by Bret McCabe

Shut Up and Sing | Review by Ian Grey

Le Cercle Rouge | Review by Bret McCabe

The Holiday | Review by Violet LeVoit

Unaccompanied Minors | Review by Joe MacLeod

Bad Brains: Live at CBGB 1982 | Review by Lee Gardner



Iron Bridge Wine Co. | Review by Richard Gorelick

Ikan Seafood and Sushi | Review by Christopher Skokna


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