Dave Heumann: Here in the Deep

  As I write this, we Baltimoreans are in the midst of a soft return into a righteous Indian summer, soaking up the warmth and irony of one last blast of real sun through trees resplendent with gold leaves, occasionally falling into traps baited with nostalgia and photosynthetic ebullience (or maybe a much lower and […]

Grownups Book Review Club: Ban en Banlieue

“Do you understand? Are you open: to receiving it: into your own hands? The book chooses you as its reader, and not the other way around. This is not about picking something up and figuring out whether you like it or not. This is not about taste.” –Bhanu Kapil, jackkerouacispunjabi.blogspot.com, 3/16/15     3/5: What […]

Music and Marijuana: A Custom Hybrid for Sleater-Kinney

No Cities to Love Tour comes to the 9:30 Club and NPR brings the show to your living room One of the major highlights of 2015 so far has been the release of Sleater-Kinney’s eighth album, No Cities to Love, after their nine-year hiatus. If you have not yet heard it, stop reading right now […]

Gordon Matta-Clark, Three Ways

An examination of an artist / anarchitect in three different settings.   Bingo at the MoMA     His accent is Italian, his tone bewildered incredulous. What is this? Why is it here? He owns several properties. Some of them have these kinds of window frames, and they are torture to work with. Impossible.     […]

Music & Marijuana: Belle and Sebastian Want to Dance

  One of the many rewards of being a stay-at-home-dad is that you are allowed to operate on a totally non-normative schedule. Grocery stores are always empty, you don’t have to wait to get an oil change, and it’s pretty easy to be first in line to buy concert tickets. So when Belle and Sebastian […]

Holiday Gifts for Cool People: Singles by Future Islands

Singles by Future Islands   What kind of cool people will like it: people who really, truly, deeply care; those who fondly remember The Breakfast Club; anyone with a broken heart who knows it’s all going to be okay.   Some cool places you might find it: Celebrated Summer Records 3616 Falls Road Baltimore MD 21211 […]

Holiday Gifts for Cool People: Saga Deluxe Edition Volume One

Saga Deluxe Edition Volume One by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples   What kind of cool people would like it: Star Wars fans, Shakespeare fans, fans of strong female characters, exhausted new parents who know they’re still hip.   Some cool places you might find it: Atomic Books  3620 Falls Rd Baltimore MD (410.662.4444), Tattered Cover […]

Grownups Book Review Club: Creature

Weekend Review Kit loves to read. But as we get older we don’t have all the time we’d like to spend with the books on our Must Read List. We can’t remember the last time we read a book the week it came out, even if we did pre-order the thing and take a picture […]

Grownups Book Review Club: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Weekend Review Kit loves to read. But as we get older we don’t have all the time we’d like to spend with the books on our Must Read List. We can’t remember the last time we read a book the week it came out, even if we did pre-order the thing and take a picture […]