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


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

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

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

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


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

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

. In Music, Al Shipley previews the

, tells us what's up with dance music in


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

. In film,

, 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

, Martha Thomas has the scoop on

, and Brandon Weigel reports on Baltimore's least likely


Go Os!

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