In this week's issue City Paper, takes a deep look at the questionable business practices of Big Boyz Bail Bonds and the confusing practices of the bail bond industry.

In this week's issue of the

City Paper


, Edward Ericson Jr's feature story "

," takes a deep look at the questionable business practices of Big Boyz Bail Bonds and the confusing customs and practices of the bail bond industry in Baltimore.


Rafael Alvarez returns with a City Folk story about

, an accidental activist in Curtis Bay, where her family rented instruments to generations of music students.

In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith reports on

charges brought against a prominent businessman and community leader and offers an update on

to get his antique machine guns back from Baltimore County law enforcement officers who illegally seized them over two years ago.

In the Arts, Baynard Woods profiles

upon the release of

Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (On A Postcard)

...and Kimball demonstrates his method by profiling Woods. Evan Serpick visits the

at the Walters Museum and Jasmine Sarp reviews the

at sophiajacob. Baynard Woods finds a Hobbesian war of all against all in Everyman Theatre's

and gets bored with the adolescent agnst of


, while Jenn Ladd finds a lot to like in the unfurling of

. In music, Geoffrey Himes is jazzed about

's return to town to play with Todd Marcus and

is happy about the Happy Hours.

Martha Thomas shows that a restaurant's name can be misleading in her review of

, and

riffs on the desserts found at Birroteca. In Cheap Eats, Evan Serpick tests his hypothesis that the further away from conventional spelling a Jamaican restaurant goes,

will be.


Jim Meyer puts the Birds before the sabermetric nerds and the

are high on pot, gun control, and Transform Baltimore, but a bit down on the Os for cockblocking the Ravens' season opener.

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