's 2001features Lee Gardner on B-movie mogul; Bret McCabe on painter; Michael Yockel on actressand ondist; Heather Joslyn on soul singer; Jack Purdy on singer-songwriter; Joe MacLeod on custom-car nut; and Ian Nagoski on composer. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports that thehas made sluggish progress. The Nose goes to the's 100th anniversary celebration at the William P. Didusch Museum in Mount Vernon. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life visits with beloved local Santa. The columns are: Mink Stole's Think Mink, on; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on college football's. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,, reads the comics so you don't have to. Books is Mahinder Kingra, in praise of two Eric Ambler spy novels,and. In Art, Mike Giuliano enjoys the landscapes ofat Maryland Art Place; and Matt O'Brien finds suspense in the works ofat Mission Space Gallery. Bones is Mary Montresor's poem,. In Music, Bret McCabe profiles Baltimore-based composer. Film is Ian Grey, callingone of noir's best; and Lee Gardner, findinga bit hard to believe. Susan Fradkin's Belly Up findsclassy.