Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Mayor says ‘I’m not committing the murders’ in response to Y director’s op-ed

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When asked about an op-ed from the president and CEO of the Y in Central Maryland decrying a lack of leadership, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young wanted to make one thing clear: He’s not the one murdering people in the city.

“I’m not committing the murders, and that’s what people need to understand,” he said.

Neither is Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. And these killings are not being committed by the members of the Baltimore City Council, either.

Stebbins Anderson to close after 152 years in business

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Stebbins Anderson, a hardware and department store founded two years after the end of the Civil War, will close at the end of December, after 152 years in business.

BPD releases body-worn camera, security footage of John Feggins shooting

A still of security camera footage that shows Officer Ryan Glass and John Feggins on the ground tussling over a gun.

The Baltimore Police Department today released footage of the moments before and after officers fatally shot 24-year-old John Feggins on Oct. 30. Security footage from a nearby Rite Aid pharmacy shows Feggins and Officer Ryan Glass tussling on the ground as they fight for control of a handgun.

Wye Oak announces new single, ‘Fortune,’ Baltimore show in March

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The members of Baltimore-born indie rock duo Wye Oak have kept busy since the release of “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” in 2018.

Vocalist and guitarist Jenn Wasner became a member of indie powerhouse Bon Iver, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack put out his own music as Joyero.

Heavy Seas Beer announces Froot Joose IPA


In the latest spin on its signature Loose Cannon IPA, Heavy Seas Beer is loading up the fruit juice–er, froot joose.

The second brew in the Joose Cannon series remixing Loose Cannon is hazier and juicier than the flagship beer, the brewery announced today. Thanks to Citra, Galaxy and Enigma hops, the Froot Joose IPA has hints of a fruit punch, with notes of pineapple and citrus rising to the surface, the brewery said.

Rapper Rakim coming to Baltimore next month

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Legendary MC Rakim, one half of the iconic duo Eric B. and Rakim, is coming to Baltimore Soundstage next month.

Once named the greatest hip-hop lyricist of all time by The Source, Rakim is performing on Dec. 13 fresh off the release of his memoir, “Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius.”