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  • Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'

    Oscilloscope buys rights to Baltimore-filmed '12 O'Clock Boys'
    When “12 O’Clock Boys” director Lotfy Nathan brought his film to this month’s South by Southwest film festival, one of his main goals was to find distribution for the documentary. Nathan didn’t have to wait long, as...
  • Baltimore's own Divine to be featured at SXSW Festival

    Baltimore's own Divine to be featured at SXSW Festival
    "I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas. Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...
  • How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?

    How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?
    It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013. Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
  • MICA grad's film accepted into South by Southwest

    MICA grad's film accepted into South by Southwest
    Lotfy Nathan never figured he'd connect with the 12 O'clock Boys, a West Baltimore dirt-bike gang whose culture he was hoping to capture on film. At best, he figured to end up with a documentary about trying to track down the group, and having little luck...
  • Music Fest will rock Ellicott City Fall Festival

    Music Fest will rock Ellicott City Fall Festival
    Small is the new big. That's the premise behind the inaugural Main Street Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Ellicott City. Organizers say the event aims to shine a light on the area's independent music scene. "A lot of people are exposed to...
  • Q&A: The-Dream on 'Love IV,' writer's block, the Weeknd and 'wack' R&B beef

    Q&A: The-Dream on 'Love IV,' writer's block, the Weeknd and 'wack' R&B beef
    The word "brilliant" is too often abused by hyperbole, unless you're describing Terius Nash, better known as the prolific 34-year-old songwriter and R&B singer The-Dream. Several of radio's most indelible hits of the past five years — including...
  • Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more

    Weekend Reading: Lil Wayne's tour, Wiz Khalifa's 'Race,' 'Idol' and more
    - SPIN's Eric Magnuson was in Rhode Island to catch the opening night of Lil Wayne's "I'm Still Music" tour. - Joe Colly gets two grafs at Pitchfork on Wiz Khalifa's "The Race," my favorite song as of late. Rolling Papers! Eleven days! - Another...
  • Greenspan: Baltimore's next rapper to blow up?

    Greenspan: Baltimore's next rapper to blow up?
    This piece was featured in b's "10 People to Watch Under 30" weekend edition. Check out the rest of the class of 2011 here. "Don't care about your top five/Either you like my songs or don't, for real," Greenspan raps on his aptly titled track "Cold." The...
  • Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America

    Ellie Goulding tries to break through in America
    There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them. There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy." Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones...
  • Getting Baltimore in tune with Austin

    Getting Baltimore in tune with Austin
    It's Thursday afternoon, and downtown is awash in live music. Guitar solos shriek through the air, and the crisp snap of snare drums echoes from inside live music clubs. Hundreds of bands are crammed into every nook and cranny, vying to impress the tens...
  • Can conductive inks save the newspaper industry?

    Can conductive inks save the newspaper industry?
    Ever heard of conductive inks? They are a hot little product right now as such inks can be incorporated in circuits that can literally be printed on a printing press. The process generally goes like this: buy a can of conductive ink, pour into an...
  • The week that was: Dr. Sketchy's, Baltimore at SxSW, The-Dream and more

    The week that was: Dr. Sketchy's, Baltimore at SxSW,  The-Dream and more
    Here's a round-up of our week at Midnight Sun: •••• Last month, I attended Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School at the Windup Space. It's a very cool event — driven by sketching and beer, not by the gawking at pasties — thrown by...