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Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: John Waters

Baltimore Sun's 2019 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honoree: John Waters

He’s been asked to give commencement speeches, awarded two honorary doctorate degrees and hailed by the Writers Guild of America, the British Film Institute and the French minister of culture. And now, with John Waters’ induction into The Baltimore Sun’s Business and Civic Hall of Fame, the transformation appears complete: The ultimate outsider has turned insider.

What does the director/writer/performer, who’s made a living out of filth, make of all the respectability? As he wrote in his latest book: “The worst thing that could happen to a creative person has happened to me: I am accepted.”

It turns out it’s not such a bad position for this bad boy. For one, it’s not the first...

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