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'Come And Be Shocked': Examining Baltimore's Identity Through The Lens Of Media


Whose Baltimore do we see on TV and in film?  In her new book, historian Dr. Mary Rizzo examines how our city’s long-standing racial and economic divide has influenced the art that comes from here, and how public policy shapes the way artists choose to depict Baltimore in their work.  It’s called Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters And The Wire.

Mary Rizzo will be part of the Enoch Pratt Library’s Writer’s Live Series next Tuesday. You can find more information on the Enoch Pratt Library website.  

Dr. Mary Rizzo, is a cultural historian at Rutgers University, who has a special interest in how cities are represented in media and the arts.   

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