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Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

City Paper's 2005 Sizzlin’ Summer Guide

Deanna Staffo

Sizzlin Summer 2006

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot City Paper's 2005 Sizzlin’ Summer Guide

Shore Lines Racial Disparity In An Eastern Shore Town, Then and Now | By Christina Royster-Hemby

Riding High A Baltimore Body Shop Has Been Trickin’ Out Cars For 100 Years | By Jess Harvell

Wish You Weren't Here A Guided Tour Of The Wire's East Baltimore | By Gadi Dechter

Slow Ride Taking It Easy On The Gunpowder Falls | By Michelle Gienow

Words Worth An Alternative Summer Reading List | By Bret Mccabe and R. Darryl Foxworth

Guerrilla Gardening An Adventure In Urban Gardening | By Shannon Dunn

Pit Stops The Unpleasantest Places to Do Your Business on a Roadtrip | By Emily Flake

Did Somebody Say Sizzle? | By Tom Chalkley

Skin Deep Dealing With the Dangers Of Basking in the Sun | By Kate Leventhal

Freezy Freaky City Paper’s Fourth Annual Search for the Coldest Beer in Baltimore

Posted 5/24/2006

We’re having a hard time getting psyched for summer this year. The eerily mild winter makes the warm weather anticlimactic. It’s not as much fun to whip out your favorite summer tee when you were wearing them in December. And then there’s the looming BGE rate hike, ensuring that when it gets really hot and sweaty we’ll be more likely to open up a fire hydrant than switch on the AC.

This year’s Sizzlin Summer issue reflects our ambivalence about the season. We have some pleasant stories about gardening (there’s a fight in it, but it’s still pretty upbeat), cooling your hindquarters tubing the Gunpowder Falls, eyeballing tricked-out cars, and drinking ice-cold beers. We got some serious articles about skin cancer and racial inequality. And then there are the cartoons about peeing and global warming, which could really go either way depending on your sense of humor.

But most importantly, we have the big, fat, huge, now-with-extra-enormousness Sizzlin’ Summer calendar. It’s filled with enough festivals, plays, concerts, and extraneous stuff to do that it kind of makes summer look shiny and new. And considering how hot and broke we’re about to be, we got to take the summer fun where we can get it. See you at the hydrant.

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