A half-century after MLK's death is Baltimore less segregated? Yes and no.

Chris Kaltenbach

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Chris Kaltenbach is a native of Baltimore, a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and a three-decade veteran of The Sun; he covers Baltimore arts and entertainment, with an emphasis on film and pop culture. His work has been recognized by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He teaches film at Harford Community College. His favorite movie is “King Kong,” his favorite band is the Rolling Stones, and he believes that life begins anew on Orioles’ Opening Day.

Recent Articles

  • Officials seize cats after finding 'deplorable' conditions at animal shelter

    Officials seize cats after finding 'deplorable' conditions at animal shelter

    The owner of a one-time Baltimore animal shelter now located in Western Maryland has been charged with 97 counts of animal neglect after officials found conditions described as “deplorable” at her Cumberland facility. Michelle Ingrodi, 41, was charged after officials with Allegany County Animal...

  • Trey Songz rails against MGM National Harbor after being kicked out

    Trey Songz rails against MGM National Harbor after being kicked out

    Sounds like Trey Songz and the casino at MGM National Harbor are not on the best of terms, after the Virginia-born singer-songwriter says he was kicked out of the not-quite-month-old Prince George’s County complex two days before Christmas and had a few expletives-deleted for all concerned. A rant...

  • 10 best events and things to do this week: Jan. 1-7

    10 best events and things to do this week: Jan. 1-7

    Skatefest An evening of ice skating, music, refreshments and giveaways, plus an appearance by Beary White (their name, not ours). All for only $5 (includes skate rental, too!), with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Maryland. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday at the Inner Harbor's Pandora Ice Rink, Pratt...

  • Victory, vindication for Colts in Super Bowl V

    Victory, vindication for Colts in Super Bowl V

    The last week of 2016 has been a disappointment for Ravens fans, who almost saw their team make it to the promising land of the playoffs. Ah, things were so different back when 1970 was easing into 1971, and a revenge-obsessed Baltimore sports community watched with great satisfaction as the Colts...

  • Duran Duran: Still feisty after all these years

    Duran Duran: Still feisty after all these years

    There's something different about the sound of the crowd at a Duran Duran concert these days. It's what happens when more guys start showing up. "Yeah, the sound of the crowd is a little deeper," founding member John Taylor, the group's bass player, says with a laugh. "I notice, really only in...

  • On its 50th anniversary, Kwanzaa celebrations promote pride and provide 'a safe space'

    On its 50th anniversary, Kwanzaa celebrations promote pride and provide 'a safe space'

    This time of year, 14-year-old Amir Ralph is all about Kwanzaa. He not only embraces the celebration of African culture, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year, but he works tirelessly to spread the word about the holiday, visiting schools and communities throughout Baltimore. He and his...

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