Three times a year, Eight-Stone Press publishes the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!, a submission-based literary zine dedicated to collecting the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot. A two-time Utne Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).
Description from jacket copy: "Number Two in Aisle Four. The World's Largest Trash Can. Beautiful old buildings going to rot. And poop. Lots of poop. Here, more than two dozen area contributors weigh in on Waste - the latest theme issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press."
This afternoon, while walking along North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore, I witnessed a young man riding his bicycle in circles, the whole time singing "I took acid with Jesus in my heart" to the tune of "She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain," over and over again...
Less than one week left for discounted early-bird registration; early-bird ends Monday, May 17, 2010. You can register at www.48hourfilm.com/baltimore, or visit the site and try to get on a team. And for those who aren't making movies, screenings will be at The Charles Theater June 22 and 23, and advance tickets will be available online through the Baltimore 48HFP website closer to the date.
So, what are you waiting for? Every second counts when you only have 48 hours to make a film....
Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone in June,
Not all of the work of the Office of Cemetery Oversight goes on at 500 North Calvert Street in Baltimore. An important part of the work occurs in cemeteries around the state. The Investigator for the Office of Cemetery Oversight routinely investigates aspects of complaints firsthand, interviewing complainants, talking with cemetery responsible parties, investigating damages and allegations of improprieties, and trying to get a feel for the issue at hand.
Rest assured that just because the investigator visits your cemetery doesn’t mean that something is wrong. In order to establish a good working relationship with the entities the Office regulates, the investigator will often stop in just to say hello, and get to know you. Think of the investigator as the face of the Office of Cemetery Oversight. Now that the Office is once again fully staffed, it is anticipated that the investigator will be able to spend more time in the field.