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NYT Publishes Scathing Response to Drunk Baltimore Article

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Image by Victor Kerlow via the New York Times
Image by Victor Kerlow via the New York Times

I’ll say one thing about that “I was once young and drunk in Baltimore” article that the New York Times featured on the front of the Sunday Review section last week: It sure has generated some amusing responses.

Mixed Reactions to NY Times Baltimore Story

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Image by Victor Kerlow via the New York Times
Image by Victor Kerlow via the New York Times

Everyone wants a Baltimore story these days–particularly the New York Times, it seems. This Sunday’s example wasn’t a profile of Sandtown or an excoriation of the city’s history of racist housing policies. Instead, it was an essay by former City Paper cartoonist Tim Kreider, about his nostalgia for the lazy drunks of Baltimore. Reaction, as you may expect, has been mixed.

Amtrak’s Quiet Car: Utopian Silence or Bastion of Snobs?

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I was excited to snag a seat quiet car on a train ride from Baltimore to Richmond not that long ago. But just as a settled down to read my book in peace, happy to be safe from any train neighbors making extensive conference calls, the woman behind me began whispering (loudly) to her companion. It was a classic quiet car conundrum:  should I just sit there and seethe, hoping that an Amtrak official would ask them to shut up, or should I handle the shushing myself?

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