Baltimore City Paper

Charlie Vascellaro looks at the O's chances this year, and in Spitballin', Jim Meyer makes a Birds fan Bucket List.

In this week's cover story, Charlie Vascellaro looks back, forward, and sideways at

this year, and in



, columnist Jim Meyer makes a Birds fan Bucket List.


In Mobtown Beat, Deborah Rudacille, the author of

Roots of Steel

, reports from the old

Sparrows Point steelworkers USW union hall


J.M. Giordano, no slouch behind the camera himself, brings us a portrait of

Stacey Barich

, a pinup photographer, for this week's City Folk.


In the Arts, Bret McCabe goes into the Uncanny Valley with

Timothy Horjus' show

at Creative Alliance and digs into America's roots as a

Smuggler Nation

(illustrated by students in CP freelance illustrator Alex Fine's Sophomore Illustration 2 class at Maryland Institute College of Art). Baynard Woods digs

Richard Caton Woodville


at the Walters, and reviews Iron Crow Theatre's angst-ridden production of


. In Music, Al Shipley previews the

Baltimore Popfest

, tells us what's up with dance music in



, and, as always helps you plan your musical week with the

Short List

. In film,

Reel Shorts

, rounds up a plethora of films opening this week, including John Waters' classic

Pink Flamingos



Spring Breakers

, whose director, Harmony Korine, might just be trying to play Raymond Marble to Waters' Babs.

In Eats and Drinks, John Houser III is surprised by

Aladdin's Kebab

, Martha Thomas has the scoop on


Comings and Goings

, and Brandon Weigel reports on Baltimore's least likely

LAX bar


Go Os!