'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.
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.