Charm City. Mobtown. The City That Breeds. Site of the nation's first Washington Monument and the nation's first umbrella factory. Hometown of John Waters, Frank Zappa, Mama Cass, Philip Glass, Thurgood Marshall, David Byrne, Tori Amos, Tupac Shakur, John Doe, Cab Calloway, Billie Holliday, Upton Sinclair, Eubie Blake, Ric Ocasek, fudge and the Ouija Board. Where Homicide was shot. Where heroin is shot. Site of the Preakness Stakes. The final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe. My home for 20 years, ages 4 to 24.