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One on One with John Waters

Photo by Dokument Films Baltimore is known for three things: crabcakes, The Wire and John Waters – the indie filmmaking legend who carved a niche for himself telling depraved, campy stories of loveable losers. We recently had a chance to talk to the man William Burroughs dubbed

Murphy’s Law – Let’s give them something to Google about

Joel Murphy Let’s be honest, we’ve all done it before. Sitting all alone in front of our computer screen late at night, each and every one of us out there has dimmed the lights, loosened our belt and Googled ourselves. Some of you type your name into

Too Much Coffee – Plastic bags

Evan Redmon This week’s column was inspired by Posh Spice’s breasts. Perhaps the word “breast” is a misnomer, because if the skin of one’s chest is covering something called a “Smooth Round Moderate Spectrum Plus Profile Implant #1600-E,” then can it really be called a breast? I

The Teachers’ Lounge – Student profiles

Ned Bitters Even though I started at this job when Ronald Reagan was wrapping up his vastly overrated presidency, I still get nervous the night before the first day of school every year. Even our superintendent, who is old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan was an

One on One with Marcus Washington

In a world where dog fighting, weapons charges and police blotters dominate the sports pages, it’s refreshing to come across a player like Marcus Washington. Between his positive outlook, 100-watt smile and infectious personality, he quickly became a fan favorite ever since taking over our nation’s capital

Getting to Know … Pirates vs. Ninja

Last week, we ran a feature story on John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers, creators of International Talk Like A Pirate Day. One of the topics brought up during our interview with The Pirate Guys was one of the Internet's most heated debates: "Who

Murphy’s Law – Things that piss me off

Joel Murphy It’s a pretty great time of year. Football is back and my beloved Washington Redskins are currently 2-0. After a summer-long hiatus, primetime television is back to being good again (and I finally just watched the entire first season of Heroes on DVD and I’m

Getting to Know … International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is perhaps the only holiday that began as a sport's injury. On June 6, 1995, John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball together when one of them strained a muscle and let out an "Arrr." They had no idea this

Tara’s photos – Hobo Tara returns

Hey there, boys and girls! As you all know, HoboTrashcan has now officially entered the Terrible Twos, kicking and screaming and careening headfirst into the next year. And guess what? I am still a hobo at heart. When I was originally asked to be the official website

One on One with Clinton Portis

Since the moment he first stepped onto a football field, Clinton Portis has made the world take notice. He won a national championship at the University of Miami, earned rookie of the year honors with the Denver Broncos and broke the Washington Redskins single-season rushing record, all