In this week's super spooky issue of Baltimore's haunted alt-weekly, Baynard Woods' feature "Bew, Hon!" takes us on the search for spirits with Charm City's ghost hunters.
While we're on the subject of spookiness, check out our special listing of Halloween events this week.
In City Folk, veteran reporter Rafael Alvarez takes us into the world of Ron Russell, who turns baseball's culinary metaphors into art--and has a Halloween show at his local watering-hole.
Mobtown Beat starts with Van Smith's report on the intoxication of a witness at Dan McIntosh's pot conspiracy trial and Edward Ericson Jr. reports on how Big Boyz Bail Bonds (of the ubiquitous yellow pens) has been banned from central booking for allegedly making racist comments.
Dave Custer explains to readers the factors that keep him on the street in Homelesscide.
In the arts, we keep it creepy with John Barry's trip to the Twilight Zone with the Annex Theater, Geoffrey Himes' review of A Behanding in Spokane, at the Fells Point Corner Theatre, and Jenn Ladd goes back to the start of the slasher genre with Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Evan Serpick surveys the Walters' view of Africans in Renaissance Europe and Rebecca Kirkman sees how folk fares in the city, with the first ever Baltimore Folk Festival.
In our expanded Eats and Drinks section, Andrea Appleton gets Freekeh, chef Henry Hong shows us five ways to peel garlic in his DIY kitchen, and Cheap Eats goes out to Home Slyce. Plus lots of Foodstuff and recent restaurant reviews.
In Sports, Jim Meyer's Spitballin' wonders if the Ravens ordered their playbook from Acme.
Don't miss Every Day I'm Hustlin's look at the economics of street art and let the Baltimore City Power Rankings tell you who is up and who is down on the city's scene this week.