City Paper

's 2001

features Lee Gardner on B-movie mogul


; Bret McCabe on painter

; Michael Yockel on actress

and 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 the

has 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,


. In Art, Mike Giuliano enjoys the landscapes of

at Maryland Art Place; and Matt O'Brien finds suspense in the works of

at Mission Space Gallery. Bones is Mary Montresor's poem,

. In Music, Bret McCabe profiles Baltimore-based composer

. Film is Ian Grey, calling

one of noir's best; and Lee Gardner, finding

a bit hard to believe. Susan Fradkin's Belly Up finds