Crabtown Observed

Slices of Baltimore life in tasty morsels of anecdote.

Crabtown Observed #10: Wishful Thinking on Falls Road

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt …” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922 to 2007) I am not a fan of graffiti, which I deem to be vandalism. The graffiti on ...

Crabtown Observed #9: Footlong Farewell on Film

“My greatest desire is to get my picture made with the life-size wax likeness of Harriet Tubman. If the guards take mercy on me & allow me to indulge in ...

Crabtown Observed #8: The Daily Camden

One of Baltimore’s great photographers was Leroy Merriken, a street shooter near the end of a career that had begun in the Roaring ‘20s, when I landed on the Sunpapers ...

Crabtown Observed #7: Corbett and Scalia Score in Writing Game

Christopher Corbett, a professor of English at UMBC, released his third book: Poker Bride, a history of the Chinese in the American West. And Rosalia Scalia — who writes about ...
Brandy “Marzipain” Tomhave

I was a jammer on the roller derby track.