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Columnist: Why is Baltimore always portrayed as a hellhole?

Columnist: Why is Baltimore always portrayed as a hellhole?

Joe Queenan is nobody's Mr. Nice Guy. But the deliciously cutting columnist has a soft side for, of all things, Baltimore. In fact in the Wall Street Journal, Queenan rides like a white knight to the city's defense after what he sees as slight after slight from Hollywood. Exhibit A: John Cusack movie "The Raven." "In the new film "The Raven," innocent people — some of them really nice, innocent people — find themselves buried alive, or garroted, or sliced in half by a pendulum, or missing a tongue, with no reason why such misfortune has befallen them," he writes. "The year is 1849, the time is winter, and once again Baltimore is...

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