April 5, 2000

Project Censored's round-up of overlooked news in 1999 fills the feature hole with four elements: the 10 most-ignored stories, another 15 articles that were also unheralded, a list of 10 stories that got way too much play, and a roster of the judges.

In the news, Brennen Jensen's Mobtown Beat eyes the rise of video surveillance on Baltimore streets, and The Nose reports on the disappointing end of an essay contest to give away Café Tattoo.

Charmed Life is Tom Chalkley on Baltimore's original natives.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag on faking it in the Mardi Gras parade; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms on modeling Baltimore policing on New York's strategy; Joab Jackson's Cyberpunk on a Microsoft lawsuit against some Maryland computer companies; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper on the Orioles' Opening Day.

In Books, Eileen Murphy sets Ursula Hegi's new novel, The Vision of Emma Blau, in the context of Hegi becoming an Oprah author.

Art is Mike Giuliano on new exhibits at School 33 Art Center (Cynthia Eguez, Frederic Van Dyk, and Luis Flores) and the Gomez Gallery (Jon J Muth and Kent Williams), and Eileen Murphy on Tchotchkes! Treasures of the Family Museum, at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Bones is L. Maynard's poem, "The Man With the Collapsible Halo."

D.C. Culbertson, in Dance, covers the Kimberly Mackin Dance Co. at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Jack Rabid's The Big Takeover gets a nod from John Sewell in Zine Pool.

In Stage, Brennen Jensen thinks Center Stage's production of Macbeth is bloody tepid, while Anna Ditkoff finds Theatre Project's production of PS Lorio's After*Life to be contrived.

Music is Rjyan Kidwell on the indie electronic-music scene (including some suggested listening) and Shelley Ridenour's epitaph to emo.

In No Cover, Lee Gardner bows to the booty of the All Mighty Senators' Raw Power Live and tips his hat to Donegal Express' Quinn's Diaries, while Eric Allen Hatch says the Convocation of . . .'s Lab Remix Series Volume 3 is "required listening."

Film is: Tom Scocca extolling the simple virtues of Zhang Yimou's Not One Less; Lee Gardner trying to make the best of The Road to El Dorado; Ian Grey calling Doppelganger: The Evil Within "brain-stunning" and Black and White a "multilevel atrocity"; and Heather Joslyn appreciating Deepa Mehta's Earth.

In Belly Up, Susan Fradkin fishes for lake trout at Micah's Cafeteria, the Roost, The Corner Carry-Out, and Lake Trout. (Editor's note: Please remember that this restaurant review is exactly a decade old, so take any information within with a shaker of salt.)

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