Sept. 22, 1999

Martin O'Malley, now Maryland's governor, had just been elected Baltimore's mayor 10 years ago, and CP's scribes wrote at length about it. Editor Any Markowitz ‘fessed up to voting for the white guy, while Eileen Murphy's Media Circus column tore up TV's vacuous election-night coverage, Michael Anft gauged the lame-duck City Council's reaction, and The Nose waxed about The Times of London's coverage of Mobtown politics.

In other coverage, Brennen Jensen wrote about Balitmore's Defenders Day re-enactment of the War of 1812, Anna Ditkoff zoomed in on Ariel Schrag's Potential in Zine Pool, Lee Gardner covered the Britney Spears concert at Pier Six, Eric Allen Hatch reviewed the Ottobar's 3rd anniversary show, Sandy Asirvatham discussed the "unwanted homosexual advance" in Underwhelmed, Mike Giuliano was all over School 33's Studio Artists Biennial (including mosaic work by CP photog John Ellsberry), Tom Scocca harped on the ineptitude of Raven's QB Scott Mitchell, Adele Marley gushed about Freaks and Geeks in Television, Joab Jackson picked apart the IPO of Red Hat, Inc., in Cyberpunk, and Urban Rhythm's Wiley Hall III looked at the downside of the economic boom.

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