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Encyclopedia > Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore City Paper is a free alternative weekly paper published in Baltimore, Maryland. It is distributed on Wednesdays in distinct yellow boxes found throughout the Baltimore area. A view of the Baltimore skyline from above. ...


It is best known for providing information on clubs, concerts and restaurants, but each issue also has one major article on a subject not usually being carried by the mainstream media. There are also several political and advice columns and numerous cartoons in each issue. It has been suggested that Disco Bar be merged into this article or section. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... Mass media is a term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


The City Paper has broken several important stories in the Baltimore area, including the recent plagiarism scandal involving longtime Baltimore Sun columnist Michael Olesker. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty, the unacknowledged use of another persons idea(s), information, language or writing. ... A scandal is a widely publicized incident involving allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace, or moral outrage. ... The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. ... Michael Olesker is a long-time columnist for the Baltimore Sun newspaper who resiged on January 4, 2006, after it was found that he had plagiarized other journalists articles (from the Sun as well as from other newspapers) in his own columns. ...


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