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Baltimore Beat, a Brand New Alt-Weekly, Will Run its First Issue in Two Weeks

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The logo for Baltimore Beat, via its new website.

Before the dust even settled, a new alt-weekly has announced it’s moving into Baltimore to help fill the void left by the very recent shutdown of City Paper.

Karen Houppert is City Paper’s New Editor

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via C-Span
via C-Span

City Paper has filled its top editorial job following the departure of Evan Serpick. Veteran journalist and Morgan State University professor Karen Houppert is set to become Editor, the paper reports.

Will Smith Turns City Paper Editor’s Book into a TV Show

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We here at Baltimore Fishbowl send our heartiest congratulations to Baynard Woods, managing editor of the Baltimore City Paper, who’s just hit the big time: His true crime book, Coffin Point, is going to be turned into a TV series. By Will Smith. Okay, by Will Smith’s production company, Overbrook. But, still!

House of the Day: Huge Mt. Vernon Mansion, Former Offices of City Paper, 9 Parking Spots

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$1,300,000
812 Park Avenue, Mount Vernon
10 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
10,210 square feet
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue
812 Park Avenue

Check Out Today’s City Paper’s Hilarious Front Page

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via the City Paper's Facebook page
via the City Paper’s Facebook page

It looks like the folks at City Paper are facing their acquisition by the establishment daily — which poses an existential threat to the concept of an “alternative” weekly — with a sense of humor, at least judging by today’s front page.

Free Film: A Free Movie Night at The Charles

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I realize that beginning any phrase with, “I remember when X cost Y…” immediately renders one old and crotchety.  I’m going to go ahead and embrace that I may be old and crotchety then, because something that shocks me time and time again are the absurdly high prices of movie theater tickets.  It should not cost me upwards of $12 to see a movie that only receives a smushed pile of green on Rotten Tomatoes.  I didn’t ask for stadium seating, so please don’t make pay more for it.

The Charles Theater has always held a special place in my heart.  Their Revival Series, like that time they showed some Hitchcock,  alone makes me want to adorn them with accolades.  Tonight, however, they’re doing something a little different.  In conjunction with City Paper, all movies at the Charles are free after 6:00p.  City Paper is footing the bill for the first 800 people who show up at the theater after 6:00p, to see whichever movie they choose that is being screened that evening.  Not a bad way to spend a chilly Tuesday in January.

Mount Vernon Shooting: Are All Victims Treated Equally?

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When Alex Ulrich was killed in a double shooting in Baltimore last week, the city sat up and took notice. A vigil at the Washington Monument drew hundreds of mourners who celebrated Ulrich’s life, denounced violence, and honored the shooting’s other victim, popular Mount Vernonite Larry Peterson (who was critically injured but is recovering).

City Paper’s "Best of" Spurs Feminist Backlash

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The Baltimore City Paper just got called out for a relatively tasteless entry in its Best of Baltimore issue (out today).  The Best Selection of Yoga Pants… To View got awarded to the Canton Safeway. Meaning, it’s the best place to check out women’s butts. Sigh. City Paper, we figured you for smarter/less creepy than this. As a writer for Jezebel notes, “while some ladies may be wearing their Lululemons to the Safeway because they want to look stylish and bootylicious, others are probably wearing them because they just came from working out and now they need to buy some food.” The entry itself is garnering quite a few comments on the City Paper’s website, most of them agreeing with the recent Twitter post from Red Prairie Press:  “Faux sexism isn’t clever or witty writing… Bmore wants better content.”

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