Bret McCabe

Bret McCabe

Contributing Editor, Writer

Bret McCabe first moved to Baltimore in 1988 to study biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He left six (ahem) years later with a degree in anthropology. The college loan tally for his undergraduate career made the prospect of borrowing more money for grad school terrifying, so he decided to embark upon a highly lucrative and prestigious career as a writer. That's right: he worked as a temporary freelance medical transcriptionist and medical science research grant writer. Extremely patient editors let him start writing for an alternative weekly in Dallas in 1996. Since he has stumbled upward—or at least sideways—writing about music, film, and performing and visual arts for a variety of different web sites, journals, and print publications, some of which are still in operation today. In 2001 he returned to Baltimore to write for the Baltimore City Paper, and in 2011 he joined Johns Hopkins Magazine. He is still paying off his college loans.

Stories by Bret McCabe
'Pop' Turns Valerie Solanas' 1968 Shooting of Andy Warhol into an Agatha Christie-ish Whodunnit

The 2009 musical, with book/lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman and music by Anna K. Jacobs, is ahistorical, apolitical, amodern, and absolutely entertaining.

Theatergoers, picture this: You're in your seat dutifully being as quiet as possible. You're watching a story unfold onstage when, out of the corner of your eye, you spy somebody ...

When TT The Artist brings her Baltimore club music documentary Dark City: Beneath the Beat to the Parkway Theatre June 26 and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum June 28 for ...

Oletha DeVane's Solo Exhibit at the BMA's Spring House Oletha DeVane's "Saint for My City" can turn any room into a sacred space. The mixed-media sculpture features what looks like ...