Occupy Wall Street

City Paper: the meaning of four decades’ worth of ink

City Paper: the meaning of four decades’ worth of ink

A couple years back during a conversation about Occupy Wall Street, a former colleague of mine at City Paper asked me what the point of it all was. “I mean, what did they accomplish, really?” he said.

(Oh, maybe the introduction of the term “income inequality” into public discourse?)

Now that City Paper won’t even be around as fishwrap — the Baltimore Sun Media Group bought the paper in 2014 and announced plans to close it earlier this year; its last issue is Wednesday — it seems fair to turn the tables: During its 40-year run as the yellow-boxed purveyor of all things alternative in Baltimore, what did it accomplish, really?

Given all the glum postmortems I’ve been...

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