December 30, 2012
by Geoff Shannon
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A Sporting Life: 2012

You’d have to go back to 2001, the year the Ravens won the Superbowl, Baltimore native Hassim Rachman knocked out Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight title and Maryland’s football and basketball built their runs to an Orange Bowl appearance and … Continue reading

April 26, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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What I Read: Of David Simon

With HBO’s “Treme” series kicking into its third episode tonight, wanted to hit a few highlights in the vast archive of stories analyzing David Simon, the show’s co-creator and auteur behind arguable the greatest TV show of all time, “The … Continue reading

March 13, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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What I Read: Roger Ebert, Manny Pacquiao, Gamblers and Fear & Loathing

I spent two hours at”Common Ground coffee shop in Hampden, nestled down with a medium roast Zeke’s coffee and a stack of printed articles, magazines and local newspapers that I’ve been meaning to mow through but haven’t had the time … Continue reading

January 18, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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MLK Jr. Day – An Interview with James Baldwin

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’m posting a three-part interview series with author, intellectual and Civil Rights leader, James Baldwin. Here, in an interview with Kenneth Clark, Baldwin gives his perspective on MLK, Malcolm X and the … Continue reading

January 3, 2010
by Geoff Shannon
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InPraiseOf Gallery: Daniel Krall

Daniel Krall is strong pop illustrator based out of Baltimore. I came across his work at Common Grounds, the coffee shop on Hampden’s 36th St. Since then I’ve noticed his work published multiple times in Baltimore City Paper as well … Continue reading

June 7, 2009
by Geoff Shannon
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What I Read: Of Federer and Yiddish Jokes

Two good links from me today. For those of you who are about to watch (or have watched) Roger’s Federer’s attempt at his first French Open, please read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay “Roger Federer as Religious Experience,” originally … Continue reading