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The Beat: PHOTOS – Merryland Music Fest

The inaugural Merryland Music Fest took over Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The festival, put on by All Good Presents, featured funk, folk, rock, bluegrass, jam and reggae from an eclectic list of performers including national acts Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and The …

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Great Sex Scenes Baltimore-based novelist Jessica anya Blau talks about craft—and her brand-new novel—with her poet pal.

In your earlier books, you drew a lot of the plot and characters from your own experiences growing up in 1970s Southern California. “The Wonder Bread Summer” (2013) moves away from the autobiographical, but incorporates details from your own life (most memorably to me, the clothing store owner/cocaine dealer who  …

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