Though there has yet to be a single musician or band that can act as a succinct exemplar of Baltimore's sound, Thank You's latest album, Golden Worry, may come closest to summarizing the vibe, spirit, and sonic sensations that have made Baltimore's underground community what it is today.
HBO's The Wire’s intentional difficulty and rigor -- along with academia’s ongoing love affair with cultural studies -- might very well explain its emerging as a centerpiece in a growing number of courses at many colleges and universities in the United States.
Goofy, childlike, chaotic, tribal, artsy -- all of these and more describe Wham City, the sprawling collective of artists working together to make Baltimore, Maryland, a community thriving on wild abandon and mutual support.
Christopher Golden and Hellboy scribe Mike Mignola make full use of World War I's carnival of cruelty to foreground their tale of lost love and massacred innocence. Not to mention vampires -- lots of vampires.