Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Aug. 29, 2001

Tom Scocca's feature shows how the

is for the birds. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba examines the potential


hold for improving Baltimore's public schools. The Nose tells of

, city Comptroller Joan Pratt's

, and Scarlett Place condo owners' loss in a

. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life admires the torch-work of

. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Sandy Asirvatham's Underwhelmed, on

; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Books, Eileen Murphy praises Claire Messud for three works of fiction:



, and

. Art is Mike Giuliano, on the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit,

. Bones is Kate Korrow's poem,

." In Music, Lee Gardner celebrates alt-country heroes

. Adele Marley's Television previews the boob-tube premiere on PBS of Frederick Wiseman's 1968 documentary,

. Film is: Ian Grey gnaws on the gristle of

; Adele Marley is not an


fan; Luisa F. Ribeiro recommends multiple viewings of

; and Jack Purdy says

bears fruit. Susan Fradkin's Belly Up loves the food at

, but not the throngs it attracts. (Editor's note: This review is exactly a decade old, so take it with a shaker of salt.)