Even before it was published on Tuesday, a cloud of controversy was swirling around Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt." Twitter has exploded with Latino and Latina writers accusing the author of everything from cultural appropriation, to pandering to the tastes of a white audience, to indulging in harmful stereotypes.
After apparently failing to come to an agreement, WBAL television discontinued its signal Friday night to those with DirecTV. DirecTV and Hearst Television Inc., WBAL-TV’s parent company, were negotiating a renewal of an agreement that allows DirecTV subscribers to receive WBAL and other Hearst stations.
The 15-minute show will ring in 2020 from a barge in the water. The event is held by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts; fireworks are set to music and choreographed by Pennsylvania’s Pyrotecnico.
Baltimore Center Stage’s production of “Men on Boats" retells the real-life saga of John Wesley Powell, his nine-member crew and their three-month, danger-filled river odyssey down the Grand Canyon in 1869.