All posts by "Rafael Alvarez"

In December of 2015, Rafael Alvarez ​published his ninth book - Crabtown, USA -- ​a collection of essays and observations of Baltimore along with portraits of the everyday people who make the city so strange and beautiful and compelling. The new book follows Tales from the Holy Land, a short story collection, also about Alvarez's hometown. A screenwriter who wrote for the HBO drama The Wire, ​Alvarez recently completed a script for an independent movie about the German occupation of Greece ​during World War II and Nazi atrocities there. He can be reached via ​

The handed-down symbol of continuity in Bartkowiak tradition is the dining room table where Lynn has served the Thanksgiving meal for the past several years.