Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Feb. 13, 2002

Emily Flake's hand-drawn feature delves into the history of

. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith highlights Maryland General Assembly bills that aim to

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and Molly Rath reports that a juvenile ex-offender

after

City Paper

wrote about his criminal history. The Nose bemoans the toothlessness of the city's

for public oversight of police misconduct. Michael Anft's

debates the WMAR-TV/

Sun

partnership and announces that the venerable Joan Jacobson is leaving the

Sun

. Charmed Life is Tom Chalkley, recounting the Ridgley family, erstwhile owners of

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

; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong,

; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

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; and Tom Scocca's 8 Upper, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. Lily Thayer's Books piece contrasts two books about love: Susan Minot's novel,

, and Rosemary Sullivan's pop-cultural crit-lit tome,

. In Art, Lee Gardner is confronted by a traveling exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art,

; and Mike Giuliano checks out the

at the Creative Alliance. Bret McCabe's Feedback rocks out with

at Ottobar. In Music, Bret McCabe digs the paranoid wit and wisdom of

. Bred McCabe's No Cover gets schooled by

. In Film: Ian Grey dances with

, is shocked and amazed by

, and pans

; Jack Purdy rides

; Andy Markowitz gives

a wink and a nod; Tom Scocca outs himself as a Cusackophile over

; Luisa F. Ribeiro weeps over

and

; Lee Gardner is an

fan; Adele Marley says

meets low expectations; Eric Allen Hatch thinks

needs more guns and explosions; Joe MacLeod gets high on

; and Heather Joslyn revels in

. Michelle Gienow's Dish goes to

for Valentine's Day sweets.

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