Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Dec. 19, 2001

City Paper's

2001 Top Ten issue features

, by Lee Gardner, Ian Grey, Eric Allen Hatch, Adele Marley, and Luisa F. Ribeiro;


, by Lee Gardner, Rjyan Kidwell, Michaelangelo Matos, Bret McCabe, Daniel Piotrowski, and Shelly Ridenour;

, by Anna Ditkoff and Bret McCabe;


, by Adele Marley;

, by Frank Diller, Mahinder Kingra, Eileen Murphy, Lily Thayer, and Rupert Wondolowski;

, by Anna Ditkoff, Mike Giuliano, and Jack Purdy;

, by Mike Giuliano; and

. In Mobtown Beat, Molly Rath reviews Martin O'Malley's

. The Nose discovers signs of life in Baltimore's moribund

. Michael Anft's

examines why the


brought home six foreign correspondents covering the war in Afghanistan and reports that soon-to-be WYPR plans to cut the Media Matters radio show, hosted by Sheri Parks and David Zurawik. Charles Cohen's Charmed Life drinks

, the local bottled-water brand created by Dwight Williams and Travis Winkey. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on


; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

. Scocca and MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. Feedback is Bret McCabe, getting the rock-star schtick at a

show and donning earplugs for

at Ottobar. In Know Your Product, Anna Ditkoff gets punished by the Thumbs'

and wraps herself in the warm blanket of the Uniform's

, while Bret McCabe likes Rumba Club's hot and spicy

and Labtekwon's silky-smooth

. Bret McCabe's No Cover respects the missing tip of

guitarist/vocalist Chris Rhoten's left ring finger. In Film: Lee Gardner doubts the greatness of

but finds

undramatically great; Ian Grey gets slimed by

; Adele Marley takes a ride with

and takes a shine to

; Joe MacLeod finds

educational; and Loren Glass says

achieves its objective: to be "the teen mother of all movies." Susan Fradkin's Belly Up is a fan of


(Editor's Note: This review is exactly a decade old, so take it with a shaker of salt.)

Recommended on Baltimore Sun